Awards and Recognitions

March 20, 2019 – RHOA Recognized as a Finalist for the 2019 Nonprofit Innovation Awards (Central Penn Business Journal) Read More







February 27, 2019 – The Guardian of Victims’ Rights Award – Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania





Pictured L-R: Nancy Chavez -Randi’s House of Angels, Rep. Sheryl Delozier, Rebecca Zelner – Marsy’s Law for PA, Kyra Paules – YWCA Carlisle

January 2019 – Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania





November 17, 2012 – Grand Marshall of the 26th Annual Harrisburg Holiday Parade

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June 4, 2012 – Received the First Annual Patriot News and Direct Energy Harrisburg Volunteer of the Year Award

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June 1, 2012 – Featured article in the Bronze Online Magazine

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May 4, 2012 – Received an Honorary Doctorate Central Penn College

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April 24, 2012 – 2012 Soroptimist Ruby Award For Women Helping Women–Soroptimist International of Harrisburg

March 20, 2012 – Governor’s Task Force on Restitution in Pennsylvania

November 17-19, 2011 – Trained to be a volunteer facilitator with OVA’s Dialogue Program for Victims of Violent Crime at the Mennonite Central Committee in Akron, PA

July 20, 2011 – Member of the newly formed Crime Victims Alliance

December 14, 2010 – Recognized as first Annual Dunkin Donuts Community Hero Award

December 2010 – Featured in Harrisburg Magazine December “717” Magazine

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July 9, 2009 – Recipient of the Certificate of Appreciation for National Crime Victim Week 2009 (April): U.S. Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and Office of Victims of Crime

April 26, 2007 – Received recognition for the Cumberland County Commission for Women’s support for supporting DV and attended the Crime Victim’s Rights Rally in Carlisle (sponsored by DVSCP/ Victim Services, and YWCA)

February 2007 – Selected to participate in PCCD’s first class for the Survivors Speakers Bureau (SSB)

October 2006 – Chosen as one of the “30 Remarkable Women Making Domestic Violence History” sponsored by PCADV

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March 9, 2006 – Convened the first Meeting of the Dissemination and Access of Crime Scene Photos workgroup

March 2006 – Featured in PA Commission for Women “Voices” Role Model Book for Latina and African American Women – visible role models for young girls especially in Latino and African American communities

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