9th Annual Transforming Hurt to Hope Virtual Event


Join us virtually on November 4th at 12:00pm!

We have chosen to host this event virtually (again) to ensure the health and safety of our staff and you, our wonderful patrons.

You are invited to join us for another informative and moving Transforming Hurt to Hope Virtual Fundraiser. We are proud and excited to have our own Paula Newman-Skomski (MSN, SANE-A, FNP-C, ARNP) as our Keynote Speaker. Paula has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and has spend the past 17 years as a Forensic Nurse Examiner for Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse, which is located at our Child Advocacy Center. Your virtual presence and support will strengthen our cause to give EVERY child abuse victim in Snohomish County safety, justice, and healing.

Please RSVP by October 30th to receive your event link by emailing events@dawsonplace.org.








Your support makes a difference.

When you donate to Dawson Place you are helping stop child abuse by providing funding for the services victims of child abuse need. 

Victims of child abuse need trust, love, and compassion. They find these in abundance here at Dawson Place. But they need so much more than this. Your donation will provide child abuse victims the services they need, such as advocacy, therapy, mental health assessments, and more. 

Your gift will give child abuse victims the chance to transform hurt to hope and the help they need to find safety, justice, and healing.

If you are unable to attend our event, but still want to give your support, you can give your gift here. 

Learn more about our Keynote Speaker – Paula Newman-Skomski

Paula Newman-Skomski


Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse
Paula Newman-Skomski, ARNP has been a RN for over 30 years in various capacities. She has spent the past 17 years as a Forensic Nurse Examiner with Providence Intervention Center for Assault & Abuse providing services to victims of all forms of interpersonal violence. She has been involved with the Snohomish County Sexual Exploitation Intervention Network since its inception in 2006 and was the chair from 2010 -2017. Paula is also the Founder and Board President for a project called Peoria Home which is a residential recovery program for women who have experienced  exploitation through trafficking and prostitution.

Paula is passionate about providing services for victims, fighting to end interpersonal violence and human slavery. She has won several awards for her work including: March of Dimes Nurse of the Year 2010, Innovation/Creativity Category; The’ Spirit of Nursing’ from Providence Hospital 2014; ‘Inspiration in Women’s Health’ 2014 from the Nurse Practitioner’s in Women’s Health Association; ‘Community Champion’ 2014 from Molina Healthcare; March of Dimes Nurse of the year 2014 in Innovation and Technology; Providence Mission Award in 2015 & 2017; Providence “Values in Action”  award 2020; Seattle NOW SHERO Award 2021; and was nominated for the 2015 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards from the US Office of Crime Victims and US Department of Justice. She has been involved with Girl Scouts for over 30 years; is a veteran of the United States Air Force; and volunteered with the U. S. Department of Health following hurricane Katrina.

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