Biography of the Month

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Elaine G. Adevai

Title: Executive Director and Founder
Industry: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Nonprofit
Major Product/Service: Providing services that assist families in need; 15-bed facility established for the purpose of operating and maintaining residential programs for domestic violence victims; Actively in need of funding and charitable donations; Philanthropic donations welcome as well
Expertise: Ms. Adevai has over 35 years experience and has been with the current organization for 8 years. She is responsible for running an emergency shelter for domestic violence victims. She hires, trains and supervises the staff, runs a support group and provides individual counseling and therapeutic services for clients. Ms. Adevai conducts individual psychotherapy, marriage couseling, gives parental help and works with patients that suffer from depression and anxiety, charging only a nominal fee commensurate with their ability to pay. She also handles community outreach to raise donations and helps the women and children referred to them to get back on their feet and find permanent housing. Ms. Adevai also serves as a Psychotherapist for her own part-time private practice offering individual and family counseling and group therapy.
Geographic Area of Distribution: National
Affiliations: New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Human Resources Administration; New York State Office of Children and Family Services
University/Degree: B.S., Pre-Med, Douglass College, 1967; M.S., Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University, 1970; Internship, Merril Palmer; Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Hobbies/Sports: Family activities, cooking, embroidery, reading
Spouse: Joseph Adevai (deceased)
Married: 1965
Honors & Awards: Distinction Award, Staten Island Chapter of the World of Women