Living through an emotionally and psychologically abusive marriage before eventually escaping the trauma, has caused Jemimah to become passionate about supporting others caught in family violence. She is committed to educating the community, particularly the church community, to understand the dynamics of abusive relationships. Her greatest passion is teaching women that there is not only a way to escape domestic and family violence, but that they can be completely healed from their trauma and thrive in their God-ordained future.
Using her Social Science Degree, Jemimah has been employed in the community sector for many years working in various roles including Family Counselor, Family Support Worker, and Transitional Housing Worker.
In November 2015, Jemimah was honored to be asked to help develop and implement a transitional housing program that supports women and children leaving family violence. The program not only provides transitional housing for families, but it also offers wrap-around services such as advocacy, referrals, court support and help to establish new social networks. Jemimah and her team actively work with the families to ensure they are offered every opportunity to successfully re-establish their new lives, and she continues to coordinate the ongoing operation of this program today.
Jemimah is a mother to Robert, a healthy, fun-loving 16 year old who loves playing the drums—and we won’t mention the Xbox. Robert is the older brother to Cookie, a loveable but not-so-innocent Groodle dog, who adds much delight and mischief to the family.