Gwendolyn Jones – Arise Int’l Bio
Gwendolyn Jones is an advocate, facilitator, and speaker. She is the founder and president of ARISE! International, Inc. ARISE! International, a Christ-centered program, supports survivors of childhood sexual abuse on their personal recovery journey to heal emotionally, socially and spiritually from the devastating effects of inappropriate sexual behavior. Fortunately, she has walked the path of recovery from victim, to survivor to an overcomer and knows that healing is possible. Out of her pain to heal ARISE! International, Inc (Adults in Recovery and Informed Against Sexual Exploitation) was established in 2007.
Gwendolyn has been actively involved in professional organizations as the Lancaster Police Outreach to Community (LPOC) Lancaster, TX and served on the first Domestic Violence Advisory Committee (DVAC) for the city of DeSoto, TX. She has completed certification for the Sexual Assault Training Program (SATP) from the Texas State Attorney General Offices administered by the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center, Turning Point Rape Crisis Agency and Parkland Victim Intervention Program (VIP).