Gwendolyn established ARISE! International, Inc in 2007 as a faith based non profit organization to raise awareness of the devastation that sexual abuse has on individual lives, families and communities. She facilitated her first support group in the Fall of 2008 and to date has led over a hundred clients through the recovery program.
ARISE! International, Inc. operates on Christian principles and utilizes Scripture and prayer for truth and guidance. Gwendolyn is passionate when it comes to educating and empowering clients about the truth of their experience "that they are not responsible", embracing clients so they know they are not alone in their pain and encouraging survivors to either begin the healing journey or to stay the course because healing is possible!
Gwendolyn's work has been recognized by the Dallas County District Attorney's Office, DeSoto City Council, Lancaster Police Department, Domestic Violence Advisory Commission (DVAC), DeSoto, TX, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and other community groups and organizations.
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