At Heartly House, we believe in a proactive approach to preventing violence through education. Our Outreach Program serves to raise awareness across Frederick County, MD on topics of intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, and child abuse by educating thousands of community members each year.


Jenn Metcalf Tousey, Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator

Jenn holds a B.A. in History from Winthrop University, and is a credentialed Victim Advocate through the National Organization for Victim Assistance. In addition to community outreach and volunteer coordination, Jenn also serves as a medical accompaniment advocate, and previously worked on hotline, offering direct support to victims of trauma. Jenn brings over a decade of experience in volunteer planning, public speaking, and working with people in crisis.

Invite us to speak with your group! Community outreach presentations are flexibly scheduled and available upon request. Each presentation can be tailored to meet the specific educational needs for a wide variety of audiences. To request a presentation, please contact Jenn Metcalf Tousey, Outreach Coordinator, at 301-418-6610 ext. 231 or


“True prevention not waiting for bad things to happen, it is preventing them from happening in the first place”.

– Don McPherson, NFL Quarterback and Advocate