To empower people to help
themselves and organize for social justice.
Charities, Archdiocese of Washington,
Parish Regional Coordinator for Catholic
Conduct emergency assessments in Spanish and
English for families in crisis, including those experiencing
domestic violence, homelessness, eviction, utility
Provide advocacy and case management for
families, working with clients toward greater stability
and to accomplish client goals.
Present volunteer training workshops to
increase volunteer capacity in parishes serving families in
Represent Catholic Charities on the Homeless
Services Partnership, a coalition that develops and implements
strategies to end homelessness in the county.
Develop options for implementation of client Financial Education classes in Prince George’s County. Conducted a pilot test of best options for Prince George’s County. Created recommendations for the implementation of the policy for Parish Partners. These recommendations were implemented in other counties.
Coordinate regional parish gatherings related to (1) the Transforming Neighborhood Initiative, (2) feedback sessions with Catholic Charities CEO, (3) best practices in parish food pantries, and (4) helping the homeless/those with mental illness.
Support parish efforts to educate staff, volunteers and parishioners concerning family abuse by coordinating parish workshops as requested.
Work cooperatively with staff to develop and compile monthly and quarterly data, client service guide and program manual.
Meeting of Washington
October 2009 to
Assistant Administrative Secretary for the Friends
Meeting of Washington. Coordinated staff and volunteer
activities. Managed the church website. Maintained church
membership and contribution database and directory. Assisted
event planning for members and outside groups.
October 2008 to
Family Advocate for
domestic violence shelter and transitional housing.
supportive listening, advocacy and referrals to clients in the
shelter and on the crisis hotline in Spanish and English.
potential clients for acceptance into the emergency shelter and
transitional housing programs.
weekly support groups with adults.
Worker Project/St. Joseph
2001 to Aug. 2008
for the Immigrant
Worker Project and Pastoral Associate for Hispanic
Ministries for St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dover, Ohio.
Provided case management and advocacy for
immigrant Spanish-speaking domestic violence survivors to
access emergency, medical, legal and social services.
Coordinated a womenʼs
study group for survivors of domestic violence.
Taught English classes for adult immigrants.
Organized volunteer recruitment and training
of Latino and American volunteers and leaders.
Conducted community outreach and organizing
in the Latino community.
Translated for elementary school with
Wrote grants and documented
progress toward funded programs.
featured Yeomans in an April
12, 2006, radio news story about the immigration debate in Ohio.
1987 to 2001 Dover, Ohio
Wrote consumer and environmental column
printed weekly for 13 years in ten Ohio newspapers including
the Ashtabula Star Beacon and Hamilton Journal News.
Prepared 15 database studies analyzing
contributions to Ohio politicians and compliance with campaign
finance disclosure requirements.
Authored 10 database studies and reports
concerning pollution, contaminants and toxic accidents.
Conducted press conferences, interviews with
newspaper, radio and television reporters.
Testified before Ohio legislative committees.
Coordinated 1999 legislative campaign
culminating in passage of the Votersʼ Right-to-Know Act.
Wrote grant proposals and reports.
about Putting People First?
Should Get Tough on Endocrine Disruptors
should be required to provide health-warning labels
list of reports, studies and other publications by Laura Yeomans
Appalachian Ohio Public Interest
1982-1987 Athens, Ohio
Director. Helped Appalachian Ohioans organize for
fair utility rates, protect farm land above longwall coal
mining, and reduce the use of pesticides. Wrote grant proposals
and received funding from Protestant, Appalachian and Campaign
for Human Development self-development funds.
Transitions, Inc., Zanesville,
1981-1982 Zanesville, Ohio
Director of shelter for battered women.
Responsible for fundraising, supervising staff, community
outreach, monitoring facility.
New York Public Interest Research
1979-1981 Bronx, New York
VISTA volunteer and supervisor of VISTA volunteers
helping residents of the North and Southeast Bronx to organize
to stop redlining and improve their communities.
Covenant House, Under 21
1978 New York
Staff in Catholic crisis center for runaway
children and prostitutes.
Counseling and Human Development, Graduate class in counseling. 2007
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, Massachusetts.
Bachelor of arts degree in political science. 1974-76, 1977-78
University of Edinburgh
Areas of concentration: British politics and social administration system. 1976-1977