Trauma of Domestic Violence

Deborah Hall, Elizabeth Rhodes, Craig Mortley, Vanessa Urbina & Amanda Mattingly of YWCA

As Covid 19 keeps us sheltering in place, we know the stress can lead to interpersonal violence. Deborah Hall and Craig Mortley at the YWCA provide direct and comprehensive support to survivors of intimate partner violence, and work to create community solutions that build community and promote healthy relationships.

Deborah Hall, MS, is director of Domestic Violence Services for YWCA Central Massachusetts. She cares deeply about social justice and works tirelessly to eliminate racism and empower women. She has served the community in many capacities concurrent with her work at the YW.

Craig Mortley is originally from Jamaica, where he served as a teacher and a firefighter. He came to Worcester as part of the LGBT Asylum Project and has continued to pay it forward as a member of that Task Force. He has been an advocate and activist for social justice and is a member of Leadership Worcester class of 2020. He is currently a doctoral student in the Social Work Program at University of Connecticutt.