||Carielle E. with her $25 gift card to Hojas Tea House.
"What about working at Rainbow Services inspires you?"
The winner, Carielle Escalante, Paralegal, had to say: "
I have been with Rainbow for over 2 years.
I am inspired by seeing the change from victims to survivors,
and the self-empowerment that comes with that."
We received other responses:
"I have been working at Rainbow for 6 ½ years.
What inspires me most are the reactions that I get when, in a training that I am leading, someone "gets it." It could be a high school student who realizes that she is in an unhealthy relationship and wants to do something about it. It could be a 4th grader whose face lights up when he realizes that he can be safe. It could be a prospective volunteer who suddenly understands why victims have such difficulty leaving. It could be staff from another agency whose smiles let me know they understand that DV happens everywhere all the time. It might be nursing students, paramedics, court personnel, or anyone else who now has a better understanding of DV. I admire everyone who wants to help and whatever I can do to enrich the understanding of DV so people can better help is my inspiration to do more." - Judy Gordon