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How We Help

About

Sunrise provides free counseling, advocacy and support services to survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual violence as well as family or friends that have been impacted by violence through our Outreach Program.

The Outreach office is open Monday- Friday from 8am - 5pm and is located at 12720 Smith Rd., Dade City, FL 33525 (Extended hours are available by appointment). Sexual Assault counseling is offered in West Pasco on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am - 5pm. Domestic and Sexual violence counseling is offered in rural areas of East Pasco by appointment. Please contact our Outreach office at 352-567-1681

About Sunrise

OUR MISSION

Sunrise is a catalyst for change that empowers residents of Pasco County to save lives, educates the community, and changes lives through domestic and sexual violence intervention and prevention services.

We will provide opportunities for growth and enrichment to our dedicated employees and our community in which we operate, while sustaining a financially strong agency. In everything we do, we will act with respect, fairness, and integrity.

OUR VISION

Sunrise's vision is to lead our community in creating an environment in which domestic and sexual violence does not exist.

Our Commitment to
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

We know that each individual and each relationship looks different, and we recognize that violence affects people from every community. 


Our advocates are here to welcome and serve all Survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence in our community.


Sunrise of Pasco Domestic and Sexual Violence Center is committed to being a catalyst for change; recognizing and addressing the impact of social justice inequalities; and to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable society.
Through our organization values, we commit to:

 

  • Provide survivor focused, trauma-informed services through an empowerment-based approach.

  • Promote and celebrate diversity, inclusion and equity within our staff and the individuals we serve. 

  • Recognize and trust the expertise and lived experiences of individuals, especially those representing marginalized communities. 

  • Work collaboratively within our communities to enhance survivor’s access to services.

  • Practice with empathy and a holistic mindset.

  • Empower individuals and engage communities to end domestic and sexual violence.

  • Enhance service provision through a dedication to employee professional development and training. 

 

Sunrise of Pasco is an equal opportunity employer and we are dedicated to fostering an environment where people from all backgrounds and lived experiences thrive and feel they belong. Our goal is for our team of advocates and for our leadership to be a representation of the community we serve.
 

We invite you to join us in our mission to empower individuals and engage communities to end domestic and sexual violence, and to elevate voices and learn from those most impacted. 

President

Dr. Sana Yusuf 

Vice-President
Christopher Morris

Treasurer

Gail Page

Secretary

Ann Pereira

CEO

Kelly Sinn

Members

Sister Roberta Bailey, O.S.B.
Erin Bishop

Gary Bradford
William Healis
Ray Hendricks
Capt. Joseph Irizarry
Jeffrey Koster, Atty.
Pam Saucier
Capt. Rob Tungate

Ex-Officio

Jarrod Scharber

 

Our Board

2016-2017 Board Members

Sunrise of Pasco County, Inc. assures each applicant and employee Equal Employment Opportunity without regard to race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, income or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law except when such requirement constitutes a bona-fide occupational qualification necessary to perform the tasks associated with the position. Equal Employment Opportunity is attained using both objective and subjective merit principles and applies to recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, demotion, compensation, retention, discipline, separation, and other employment practices within Sunrise of Pasco County, Inc.

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