June 1, 2012
PRC Names New Director of Victim Services
Peace River Center is pleased to announce that Sheryl Schwab has been named Director of Victim Services. Victim Services include all programs that provide service to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Polk, Highlands and Hardee Counties. Schwab comes to Peace River Center from Women in Distress of Broward County after serving as Executive Director of Programs & Services, and Chief Operating Officer for over 13 years. In 2005, Schwab was named Broward Victim’s Rights Coalition Advocate of the Year and also received the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Advocacy Award. A licensed mental health counselor, she is also certified as a Batterer’s Intervention Program assessor, facilitator and supervisor. A graduate of Kent State University, Schwab earned Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and National Gold Key honors.
Schwab will direct the Victim Services programs of Peace River Center which include the Rape Recovery and Resource Center in Lakeland, as well as two domestic violence shelters which are in undisclosed locations in Polk and Highlands Counties.
For more information about rape recovery or domestic violence, or victim services offered by Peace River Center please contact us at 863-413-3077.
Peace River Center (PRC) is a private not-for-profit community mental health organization serving the residents of Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties for over 60serves families in crisis, functioning children and adults in need as well as the severely and persistently mentally ill. PRC also provides two domestic violence shelters, a Rape Recovery and Resource Center, Substance Abuse Treatment Program, and 24 hour Crisis lines and Intervention to the communities it serves.