Karen has worked at JWA since 2012 and is JWA’s Director of Client Services. She is responsible for the Advocacy and Therapeutic Services, including the Helpline & Webchat and is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the organisation. Karen is an accredited Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Service Manager and has a background in community advocacy. She has previously established and managed a mental health advocacy service for an Islington-based charity and ran projects for Barnet Children’s Services in North London, including an Independent Visitors Scheme for children in the care system.  Karen is also a Trustee of Home Start Barnet, a local charity that supports families in times of need.  Karen loves working for JWA because ‘we support and empower women, the organisation provides a warm, supportive and caring environment and I learn something new every single day’’.