A vocal advocate for ending violence against women, Paige Flink is the Executive Director of The Family Place, the Dallas area’s leading organization delivering proven programs that address emotional and physical abuse and incest. When The Family Place began its work in family violence, there were no laws in Dallas protecting battered women, no policies for the arrest of batterers, and no shelters to save lives. Today Dallas is a national model for its integrated response to domestic violence victims, and Paige has been instrumental in changing public perception and the community’s response.

Through Paige’s leadership, The Family Place has become a national model in the delivery of family violence services. Paige joined The Family Place in 1991 and became its Executive Director in 1997. A graduate of Leadership Dallas, member of the Dallas Assembly and Charter 100, Paige serves on the City of Dallas Domestic Violence Task Force and the Family Violence Prevention Council, and is on the board of the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance.

Paige has received local and national recognition for her work on behalf of victims, including the Peace Award from the Sunshine Lady Foundation, the Women’s Advocacy Award from Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, and the Women’s Center of Dallas Maura Award. Mosaic Family Services named her 2012 Champion of Human Rights.

Paige’s national work against family violence includes leading the Youth Services Panel for the Decade for Change Summit, an effort of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison nominated Paige to serve as moderator at the Business and Professional Women’s Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

A passionate voice for family violence victims, Paige regularly addresses the Texas Legislature and is a frequent contributor to local print, radio and television news broadcasts on family violence and victims’ rights issues. She is a participant in the OpEd Project through the Texas Women’s University Public Voices Thought Leadership Institute.

Paige tweets from @paigeflink