⚠️WARNING: Another powerhouse woman ahead... Deisy Madrigal (@deisyfish ) was born and raised in Southern California. She is the daughter of immigrant parents and studied Criminal Justice and Criminology with a minor in Psychology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. For over 20 years, Deisy worked with the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan as the Director of Family Support Services.
In 2000, Deisy created and developed Project H.O.P.E. (Healing, Overcoming, Preventing, and Empowering) a program designed to work with Latin@ survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Project H.O.P.E. was the only Latin@ focused program that worked with survivors in West Michigan. Deisy also facilitates a Latin@, Spanish speaking support group for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. In early 2018 Deisy left the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan and started working with the Community Media Center where she holds the position of Program Development Manager.
Deisy continues to work with survivors on her own time and continues to facilitate the Latin@ support group. Deisy has started working on opening her own Latin@ focused non-profit that will specialize in working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Deisy is tri-lingual, fluent in English, Spanish & French. She is a wife, mother to a 15 year old amazing daughter, and has a 6 year old fur baby named Pepe. In her free time, Deisy writes poetry and short stories, and has been published.
Deisy was lovingly nominated for this highlight by Melinda Aviles who calls Deisy an incredible woman, a big time go-getter, and mentor. We absolutely love when women celebrate and elevate each other with such care and admiration!
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