Awards & Recognition

Minnesota Women's PressSeptember 2009 Minnesota Women's Press

In September 2009 the Minnesota Women’s Press ran a story about Olga and the power of the kindness of a neighbor when she was young. Read More

Latina MagazineAugust 2006 Issue of Latina Magazine

Olga was featured in the August 2006 Issue of Latina Magazine for her survival and her work, read the article.

2006 Peace Award

For Work on Behalf of Battered Women and their Children

Awarded by The Sunshine Lady Foundation

2006 Bud Cramer Leadership Award 

For Helping Others to Understand the Impact of Violence on Children

Awarded by the National Children's Alliance

2004 Keeping Children Our Priority Award

For Vision and Leadership

Awarded by Assembly Member Gene Mullins, California State Legislature

2000 National Victim Services Outreach Award

For Exemplary Contribution to the Growth of Victim Services Programs

Awarded by the Austin Police Department

2000 Pioneer Award

For Exploring Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment

Awarded by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Survivor's Story on DVD and VHS

A Survivor’s Story-
Olga's critically acclaimed first-hand account of the impact of violence in her life is available in both English and Spanish.