Story by: Kassandra Gutierrez
REDDING, Calif. — A director of one local organization is resigning after 18 years of service to the community. One Safe Place Executive Director, Angela Jones, is resigning from her position after nearly two decades.
Jones has been with one safe place since the organization merged Shasta County Women’s Refuge with The Family Justice Center. The merger has brought together resources for domestic violence survivors and crime victims to help guide them through the criminal justice system and to help those leaving dangerous situations find safety.
According to One Safe Place, Jones was also involved in the building and completion of the Sierra Center which is designed to be a safe haven for those in need of support and creating a strong foundation for the entity.
In a statement, Jones says “I feel overwhelmingly honored to have worked the last 18 years in leadership positions positively impacting the lives of families and our community. It has been an incredible journey creating new programs, assisting victims, and supporting their growth, just as it has been gratifying mentoring staff and supporting their growth to reach their full potential.”
A statement from One Safe Place says, Jones will be transitioning to a new role in a completely different field, and the entity has already started taking steps towards looking for their next executive director.