IN RECOGNITION OF ANNA DIAZ-WHITE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 73
(Extensions of Remarks - May 03, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E539-E540]
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                        HON. FRANK PALLONE, JR.

                             of new jersey

                    in the house of representatives

                          Friday, May 3, 2019

  Mr. PALLONE. Madam Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Anna Diaz-
White as she is honored by 180 Turning Lives Around at their annual 
celebration on May 3, 2019. Ms. Diaz-White's exemplary leadership and 
contributions to 180 Turning Lives Around are truly deserving of this 
body's recognition.
  For over 40 years, 180 Turning Lives Around has provided a safe 
outlet for victims of domestic and sexual violence, providing shelter, 
resources, counseling, and advocacy. The support that the agency 
provides to the community is truly immeasurable and Ms. Diaz-White's 35 
years of service at 180 Turning Lives Around are indicative of her 
dedication to the agency and the care of the individuals and families 
they serve.
  Joining 180 Turning Lives Around in 1985, Anna Diaz-White brought her 
experience from the financial sector to the non-profit in her role as 
Fiscal/Grant Administrator. Less than 10 years later, Ms. Diaz-White 
was unanimously selected by the Board of Trustees to serve as 180's 
Executive Director. Under her leadership, the agency has grown 
immensely, serving over one million people and expanding its outreach 
and services. Her vision and innovative thinking have created new 
standards of service in the field and serve as a model for other 
domestic violence agencies in New Jersey.
  With her direction, 180 Turning Lives Around has built one of the 
largest and most inclusive domestic violence shelters in New Jersey, 
engaged and educated local law enforcement, created the Monmouth Family 
Justice Center, Amanda's Easel Creative Arts

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Therapy Program, and the Shore Regional Outreach Program, among many 
other programs and initiatives. Ms. Diaz-White's advocacy and 
professional relationships have established important partnerships 
within the community to enable 180 to offer integrated services that 
have changed countless lives.
  Madam Speaker, I sincerely hope that my colleagues will join me in 
thanking Anna Diaz-White and 180 Turning Lives Around for their 
invaluable impact on the community.