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New Board Member Joins Family Rescue

Posted on January 09, 2012

January 5, 2012- CHICAGO—-Family Rescue, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the greater Chicago metropolitan area is proud to welcome Neil Vincent to the Board of Directors.

Neil Vincent, a resident of Rogers Park, joined the Family Rescue Board of Directors in May 2011.  He is an Assistant Professor in the MSW Program at DePaul University in Chicago.  Neil has a Bachelors Degree in General Studies/Psychology and Economics from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; a Masters Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Children and Families from Louisiana State University; and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work.  When he is not busy at DePaul or volunteering with Family Rescue, he is a member of the Council on Social Work Education; Society for Social Work Researchers; and the American Evaluation Associations.  In addition to serving on Family Rescue’s Board of Directors Neil is the Chairperson of the Program Committee.  Family Rescue will benefit greatly from Neil’s experience and enthusiasm.
About Family Rescue
Incorporated in 1981, Family Rescue is dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the Chicago community by providing comprehensive support services and shelter to victims of domestic violence, particularly abused women and their children; engaging in advocacy to promote future system change; and encouraging prevention through community education. 

Domestic violence impacts 1 in 4 women in the U.S. each year and costs American businesses at least $1 billion annually. Family Rescue has served over 65,000 survivors of domestic violence throughout its 30 year history.  The agency provides comprehensive support services, including: emergency shelter, crisis intervention, supportive housing, legal advocacy, enhanced children’s services, violence prevention, and community education.  Learn more about Family Rescue at

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