Crisis Centre gets leader

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide safe temporary shelter and a supportive environment for abused women and their children has announced the appointment of Executive Director Ms Anne Hodge.

Ms Hodge

Ms Hodge

She was selected following an extensive and thorough executive search process.

‘As a relatively young organisation, the Cayman Island Crisis Centre required a combination of vision, compassion and management expertise in its leader’ said Len Layman the CICC’s chairperson. ‘Ms Hodge has just this combination. Her wealth of shelter and community experience, track record of management success and commitment to eliminating all forms of violence towards women and children will be valued assets in our ongoing efforts to keep women and children safe.

Ms Hodge joins the CICC with a 17 year background in human services and non-profit administration.

Her career portfolio includes work with organisations serving the needs of many different constituencies.

For the last eight years, she has served as executive director of Maison d’amitié, an emergency shelter for abused women and their children.

Ms Hodge has worked with a cross section of public and private sector entities to forge lasting partnerships on behalf of various constituencies. Her career has been dedicated to advancing the cause of women and children, to creating programmes and services that promote the health, well being, and safety of women and children, and advocating for policies to promote social change.

She has served on community boards and advisory committees and has worked with provincial and municipal legislators to help shape policies in support of women and children’s right to safety and the elimination of all forms of violence.

‘I was drawn to the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre because of their commitment to women and children, lasting community involvement and dedication, and for their recent momentum in advocacy and public education programmes to keep women and children safe,’ said Ms Hodge. ‘The mission, the philosophy and the values of the organisation are an inspiration and entirely compatible with my personal and professional orientation.

‘I am very gratified at having been selected as the centre’s next executive director and I look forward to working with our board of directors, our talented staff and the communities throughout the Cayman Islands’ added Ms Hodge.

Who they are

Founded in 2003, the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre is a locally run charitable organization. Our primary mandate is to provide a safe haven for abused women and their children. The CICC acknowledges that domestic abuse is a violation of an individual’s human rights which affects not only the individual but also their families and their communities. Their services can be accessed through a 24 hour crisis line at 943-CICC (2422) where a trained professional will provide crisis counselling and guidance. For more information, contact Ms Anne Hodge at 949-0366.