Someplace Safe Welcomes New Director

Family & Community Services, Inc.

Family and Community Services is proud to announce and welcome Alicia Williamson as the Director of Domestic Violence and Visitation Services for Someplace Safe, Trumbull County’s only domestic violence shelter.

Alicia brings a wealth of powerful knowledge and expertise to the position.  She is a long-term Trumbull County resident and active leader in the nonprofit community.  She has more than 21 years of experience in leadership and community engagement, with a background in fundraising, grant writing, marketing and communications. “I am excited to take on the executive leadership position here at Someplace Safe,” said Williamson.  “The board and staff have done outstanding work to deliver on the mission of the agency and I am dedicated to building on that strong foundation they have established. I am committed to helping those who are living in vulnerable populations.

Alicia most recently served as the Coordinator for the Volunteer Legal Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Aid Services.  In this position, she provided direct services, community referrals and legal support to advocates for survivors of violence, particularly survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Alicia has served as a thought leader on various boards that shared her vision for a safer future for survivors of violence.

Through Someplace Safe, Williamson will continue to support and advocate for survivors of domestic violence. For nearly 40 years, Someplace Safe has provided safety, hope and healing to survivors of domestic violence in Trumbull County.  The program provides temporary emergency shelter, support groups, legal advocacy, and a 24/7 crisis line staffed by trained professionals. Last year, Someplace Safe was home to 137 adults and 135 children. “We are excited to have Alicia’s experience on our team, and cannot wait to see how her work will benefit the community” says Mark Frisone, Executive Director of Family & Community Services.

For more information, or to get involved with Someplace Safe, contact 330.393.3003. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, call the 24/7 crisis line at 330.393.3005.