Trish Thomas

Trish McGrath

A survivor of intimate partner violence in college, Trish attended one of Susan Omilian’s My Avenging Angel Workshops in the fall of 2012 which are supported by the CT-ALIVE Never Going Back to Abuse Project .

“Susan’s two-day workshop allowed me to address the fears and self-doubt that I had carried around with me for 30+ years. The writing exercises helped me to articulate and own my feelings and learn techniques to quiet my “Inner Critic.” Both of these exercises enabled me to move forward with my life in a safe and supportive environment that Susan’s workshops provide.  Now I am thriving along with a whole community of women who Susan has helped!”

Trish was so impressed with Susan’s work and how CT-ALIVE’s support allowed to be provided free of charge to the women , she now donates her time and talents as a profession resume writer and job search coach in CT-ALIVE’s Stepping Forward Program.  This program is also provided free of charge to women who have completed Susan’s two-day workshop and it helps them regain their economic independence with individual and group coaching in job search, resume writing and financial services.  Trish is also active in CT-ALIVE fundraising efforts and has served as President of the CT-ALIVE Board.