Connecting with Community Agencies

How to connect a person who has experienced abuse with additional support.

The partnership you're missing out on. 

Whether you are a pastor or a lay person, you are not meant to be someone's sole support system. We'll show you how to connect with advocates who can come alongside a person who has experienced abuse and provide additional physical and emotional support.

In this one-hour webinar we'll cover: 

  • The value of connecting with community agency advocates
  • What kinds of support community agencies offer for those who have experienced abuse
  • How to collaborate with advocates to support someone who has experienced abuse
  • And more

Meet the Presenters

Michelle Markgraf

Michelle Markgraf, community expert on survivor advocacy and safety, helped launch the Empowering Survivors of Relationship Abuse program at Kingdom Workers. She previously worked as a volunteer advocate and later as the Executive Director of a rape and domestic abuse crisis center.

Susannah Thorngate-Rein

Susannah Thorngate-Rein has been working at Women's Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin since February 2020. Prior to switching to nonprofit work, she was a middle and high school English teacher. Susannah loves the flexibility and creativity of being the Violence Prevention Advocate, because it allows her to use her classroom experience while imagining exciting new ways to make the world a safer place for everyone. She lives in Milwaukee with her scientist husband and their two cats.

Gabriela Regall

Gabriela Regall is the Community Outreach Coordinator at Friends, Inc. in West Bend, Wisconsin. She has a Bachelors in Sociology and a minor in Pan African Studies from USCLA. She enjoys working and connecting with the community. Her roles with Friends is to work with underserved populations, such as the Hispanic population in Washington county. Her passion is to spread and share information about domestic violence, sexual assault and what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like so that parents and children are able stay safe and access the support and resources available to them.

Sara Neidecker-Schoo

Sara Neidecker-Schoo has been an advocate with the Committee Against Domestic Abuse in New Ulm, Minnesota for over seven years. She has a degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato in Alcohol and Drug Studies. Sara is married and enjoys filling her free time reading, hiking with her dogs, and spending time with her family.