[caption id="attachment_35586" align="alignleft" width="300"]<img class="size-full wp-image-35586" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2019\/01\/Family-Refuge-Center-announces-executive-director-resignation.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="240" \/> Family Refuge Center Executive Director Kenosha Davenport has announced her resignation.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that Family Refuge Center announces Kenosha Davenport\u2019s departure as Executive Director.<\/h1>\r\nSince 2015, Davenport has played a critical role in the development and success of the organization. The Board of Directors, staff and community partners, alike, will miss her and her inspiring leadership, and wish her the best of luck in her new endeavor as the Executive Director of a dedicated rape crisis center in Minnesota.\r\n\r\nDavenport\u2019s four years of dedicated service involved many significant accomplishments, including:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Opening Mercer County\u2019s first Rape Crisis Center<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Renovations to the Anne Blair Emergency Shelter: creating a more assessable living environment for senior and disabled clients.<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Creating the HOMES (Housing, Outreach, Mentorship, Empowerment and Support) program to begin in 2019.<\/li>\r\n \t<li>Improving the organization\u2019s sustainability through revenue generations which lead to Family Refuge Center\u2019s first $1,000,000 budget.<\/li>\r\n<\/ul>\r\nWhen asked what her thoughts were about leaving, Davenport quotes A.A. Milne, \u201cHow lucky I am to have something to make saying good-bye so hard.\u201d While she was torn about leaving Family Refuge Center and the communities they serve, Davenport is looking forward to this next step and feels assured the interim leadership, staff and Board of Directors will continue to push the organization in a forward direction.\r\n\r\nOver the next few months, Family Refuge Center will be under the leadership of Co-Acting Executive Directors, Stefani Keys, shelter director and Laura Martin, director of corporate relations. \u201cWe are looking forward to the future of Family Refuge Center because Kenosha\u2019s leadership has always been about positivity, progressiveness and looking at the big picture,\u201d states Keys and Martin collectively.\r\n\r\nDuring this transition period, it is the priority of the Board of Directors to find the best individual to lead, while still maintaining a stable and effective organization. Those interested in applying for the position can view the posting on both Indeed and Idealist websites.\r\n\r\nFamily Refuge Center provides shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking and elder abuse in Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe and Pocahontas Counties.