Anna Spatafora started her work in advocacy right after college with Safe Harbor in the Anderson Shelter as the Family Advocate. During her time in the shelter, Anna developed a deep connection to victims and their children, especially since she grew up in the Anderson Community. She has seen the “after” effect of violence in victims lives, and their children’s lives, and wanted to be a part of the prevention of that violence. So after a year of working in the shelter, Anna came to REP, and wants to dedicate her time to working with youth and helping them feel the passion that she does about preventing dating and domestic violence. She loves Safe Harbor and hopes to continue to grow with this amazing non-profit. Anna lives in Anderson with her husband Anthony, dog Remy, and children, Maddox and Avery.
College and major:
Southern Wesleyan University-Human Services
High school mascot:
Westside High School- Go Rams, It is a matter of pride!
Favorite band/music artist:
I love all different kinds of music, but Zac Brown Band, John Mayer, and Jack Johnson are definitely my top three.
DIY-ing, Cooking, Spending time with Family.
Friday afternoon you will most likely find me:
Cooking in my kitchen, having a backyard bonfire with family and friends, or hanging out watching a good movie.
Favorite sports team:
Clemson Tigers! C-L-E-M-S-OOOOOO-N!
I’m a sucker for:
Fall nights, bonfires, and big blankets. (with a good book J)
I am a REP Educator because:
I love working with youth, I love their passion and their ingenuity. I believe that if we can start talking to youth about the issues in the world today, especially violence, they will respond and it will be so loud that no one will ignore it. Working in the shelter, I have seen what happens when dating and domestic violence is ignored, and how it can affect entire families. After spending time in that intervention role, I love being part of the prevention and feeling like this is where I am supposed to be.