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The 14th Story

Reflecting on her experience with The James House, Cora said “the most rewarding thing about volunteering was seeing clients a year later. They come to life…they move on to bigger and better things.

In 2005, Cora Hodges attended a workshop that would change the course of her career.

The James House gave a presentation on sexual and domestic violence, and Cora was so moved that she decided she wanted to volunteer. Today, she continues to help survivors of abuse as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at Fort Lee. Fort Lee is a growing community where every day 34,000 members of all branches of the military, their families, government civilians, and contractors work, learn, and play.

The U.S. Army and the leadership at Fort Lee are committed to eliminating sexual violence through the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program. In pursuing this mission, Fort Lee partners with The James House by referring survivors, organizing groups of volunteers, and inviting James House staff to educate service members.

Reflecting on her experience with The James House, Cora said “the most rewarding thing about volunteering was seeing clients a year later. They come to life…they move on to bigger and better things. To see how they look afterwards is amazing.”