Carolyn spoke with ABC Action News regarding the
Ray and Janay Rice domestic violence reports.
To watch the interview, CLICK HERE





Aussies are some of our most devoted visitors to this website. I’d like to extend regards and let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. We here in the United States hear of the horrendous fires you are battling. Consider our group from Facebook as being there with you, in spirit and in heart.


Dennis RossTHIS JUST IN FROM FLORIDA’S CONGRESSMAN DENNIS ROSS, VIA FACEBOOK: My office received notice that the Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a new hotline – 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636) to receive and respond to questions from Veterans, their families, and caregivers about the services and resources available to women Veterans.

If you have any questions or need us to help work with the Department of Veterans Affairs to help with VA claims or military service problems, please don’t hesitate to call (your State Congressman/Congresswoman).

Helping victims survive

Helping victims survive

CONGRATULATIONS to the Domestic Violence Resource Center of Albuquerque, New Mexico. They are the recipients of the $100 donation from our FaceBook giveaway. During our 12-hour contest, we recognized the cities with visitors who spent the most time on this website. During most of the time it was neck and neck between Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. During the last hour, from out of nowhere, we had visitors come from Albuquerque, and win it. With the help of Casey Gwinn, CEO of the Family Justice Center Alliance in San Diego, California, we were able to offer the donation to DVRC.

Don’t forget to “like” our FaceBook page. We will be holding more contests. You could help choose a specific organization to receive a donation, and we will also be giving away $$ to our “Page Peeps.”

See you on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/CarolynSHennecy.Advocate

The Naughty Girls - LHS CO69 collecting phones for a cause.

The Naughty Girls – LHS CO69 collecting phones for a cause.

DONATING CELL PHONES: Several ladies who graduated from the Class of 1969, Lakeland High School in Lakeland, Florida often gather for food, fun, fellowship and mini-reunions. The school mascot is the Dreadnaught, a mighty battleship used during World War II. The group  has been tagged, “The Naughty Girls.” At their last social, a collection of used cell phones to be donated to the Verizon Hope Line Program took place. In the picture, along with the Naughty Girls, are about 2/3 of the phones and accessories collected. They were delivered to ABC Action News reporter, Lissette Campos, who in turn made the drop to the Verizon Hope Line representative. Verizon has donated over 250,000 used/refurbished cell phones and in excess of 1,000,000 minutes, all at no charge, to victims of domestic violence. If you know someone who is a victim in need of a cell phone, don’t hesitate to call Verizon Hope Line. See our Victim Support page for more information.

FJCA Conference: Guest Speaker-White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, Lynn Rosenthal

FJCA Conference: Guest Speaker-White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, Lynn Rosenthal

Carolyn Hennecy was selected as 1 of only 5 women in the nation to represent Verizon as a survivor spokesperson to the Tenth Annual International Family Justice Alliance Conference, where she participated as a member of a round table panel discussing long term support for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

In May 2012, Carolyn successfully completed the Florida Attorney General’s  40-hour course and received a certificate as Designated Victim Services Practitioner. She received extensive training in such matters as identity theft, stalking, gang violence, elder abuse, teen dating violence, victim compensation funds and domestic violence, just to name a few. In addition, Carolyn has received certification in Chaplaincy Services and upon completion of the Family Justice Center Hillsborough County Nuts & Bolts Advocacy Training Program in  the areas of domestic/intimate partner violence, child abuse/sexual assault, she is better equipped and more knowledgeable in assisting victims of abuse, especially to prepare a safety/exit plan, or guide their families in how to wisely and more safely help them recognize the potentials for danger.

Emmy nominated "Taking Action Against Domestic Violence"

ABC Action News produces an annual prime time special,  Taking Action Against Domestic Violence. In 2011, Carolyn’s story was the opening segment and nominated for an Emmy award for 2012. She was interviewed by multiple Emmy award winning reporter, Lissette Campos.

During August 2012 Carolyn was invited  to present a full day CEU-accredited course, The Anatomy of Domestic Violence: Through the Eyes of a Survivor, at  Sigsbee Naval Air Station in Key West, Florida. While  there, she presented to military personnel, licensed mental health counselors, clinical social workers, shelter directors and advocates.

It was in February 2013  that Carolyn  received a call from  the Executive Director of  the Mississippi Department of Safety Crime Stoppers Division to present as a survivor spokesperson at  their annual training conference. She presented to law enforcement of all levels, FBI, attorneys, judiciary, government officials, professors, mental health counselors, social workers,  advocates, etc.   The event is co-hosted by the University of Mississippi. Here Carolyn meets Dr. Robert Fox, President of Ole Miss.

Additionally, Carolyn has been called upon for expert coverage on such stories as the Casey Anthony trial, Jerry Sandusky case, the relationship between stress and abuse on heart disease, as well as dating violence by Hall Communications (4 radio stations), RAW TV – a nationally syndicated program produced by Southeastern University, CNN, The Tampa Times, WFLA-Channel 8 (NBC affiliate), the American Heart Association, BayNews 9, CTN, WFTS-Channel 28 (ABC affiliate) and Channel 13-FOX News.  

She also served as Keynote speaker at “Take Back the Night” at University of Tampa.

Carolyn & Dr. Fox, President of Univ MS

Carolyn & Dr. Fox, President of Univ MS