Skoufis honors domestic violence victim advocate

Mid Hudson News

January 14, 2020

Originally published in Mid Hudson News on January 14, 2020.

NEWBURGH – Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) recently presented Joanna Janik of Fearless!, previously known as Safe Homes of Orange County, with a Senate Commendation Award. The Commendation Award is bestowed upon civilians who have gone out of their way to give back to the community and are of dedicated service to others.

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“At a time when we need more individuals in society to be giving and caring, Joanna is a symbol of just that,” said Senator Skoufis. “Joanna has had an incredible career fighting to ensure that families in Orange County have a safe place to call home. She has been a dedicated advocate for survivors of domestic violence, as well as a staunch supporter for programs that empower survivors to flourish. Joanna is beyond deserving of this award and I thank her for going above and beyond to make our county a safer and healthier place.”