Celebrating 35 Years of Service to Women & Girls in Washington County
Teresa Peek brings experience in nonprofit management, advocacy for women and children, and family services to the Washington County Commission for Women.
Teresa is currently the Executive Director and Co-owner of The Elder Group. The Elder Group is a non-profit organization providing education and outreach to the general public including seniors, caregivers and professionals who work with older adults in order to identify and prevent elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. We provide safe removal, emergency shelter and referrals. Teresa is also the owner of Nu 2 Me, a retail clothing business operating as a pop-up shop until the brick and mortar location renovations are completed. She moved to Hagerstown in 2016 from Charleston, SC and in 2018 relocated to Orlando, Fl for a year to complete a Military contract. In January of 2019, she relocated back to Hagerstown.
Teresa relocated to Charleston, SC in 1994 from Norfolk, VA. A single mother of three, turned her two bedroom home into a safe haven for displaced women and women of abuse and their children. While in South Carolina she advocated for women and children of abuse and domestic violence. Volunteering as a victims advocate with Tri-County S.P.E.A.K.S formerly People Against Rape, she also volunteered with Richland County CASA as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Her work history includes working as a Director of Victim Services, Family Programs Coordinator, Family Readiness (Military), Family Centered Aide for pregnant displaced mothers between the ages of 14-21, Survivor Outreach Coordinator for survivors of fallen Soldiers, and Elder Abuse Victim Advocate Consultant.
Teresa graduated from Kaplan University in the field of Psychology, with an emphasis on Applied Behavior, and earned full graduate credits in the field of Psychology with an emphasis in Addiction. She also graduated from Ropers Victim Assistance Academy and is an alumnus of the University of Baltimore. She has more than 25 years of extensive community outreach and human services experience in non-profit.
She served as President of the Cooper River Baptist Association Health Ministry, serving a term of 6 years overseeing 24 churches. She is a motivational speaker, and certified victim's advocate. Other certifications and training include, Resilience Trainer, Case Management, Crisis Intervention, Certified Victim Advocate, Court Appointed Special Advocate, Suicide Intervention Trainer, Family Engagement Facilitator, First Aid/CPR Instructor and Restorative Justice. Teresa has a passion for people. What motivates me to keep doing what I do is when I see a person smile on the worst day of their life.
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