Jessica Edel-Harrelson has been the executive director of SIREN/Eaton Shelter for 2½ years, and prior to that taught at Western Michigan University. She holds a Ph.D. in social psychology, researching and speaking on domestic violence for the past decade.
The SIREN/ Eaton Shelter promotes the elimination of domestic violence and homelessness by providing temporary housing, support, advocacy, education and information to the community. The nonprofit organization is committed to holding batterers responsible for their actions. The shelter houses 90 to 100 people a day, both victims of domestic abuse and homelessness.