Jen is a central Ohio native who lives in Athens with her partner and four children. She earned a Ph. D. in Communication Studies from Ohio University and both a Master’s in Communication Studies and a graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from West Virginia University. Her work is heavily influenced by her personal commitment to activism and social justice- a passion that is easy to carry out in her role at SAOP.
Heather Mitchell earned her BSW from Harding University and her Masters in Social Work from Monmouth University. She has been traveling, farming, and raising 3 kids for the last 6 years. She is committed to making a difference in her community, and being a strong advocate for survivors of sexual violence everywhere.
The Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program (SAOP) is funded by grants including the Rape Crisis Fund grant and Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, through the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Victims of federal crimes will be served through SAOP services. We serve all survivors regardless of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, lineage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, ability, sex, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.