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Lorena Ponce

The Womens Conference

How She Empowers Others

Lorena Ponce survived a frightening teen relationship in which she was constantly terrorized with weapons, death threats, and stalking. Lorena lived in constant fear until her colleagues at Interval House, a domestic violence program, intervened and led her to safety. Today, Lorena is a renowned specialist on teen dating violence, with over 15 years of expertise. She co-founded the nation’s first 24-hour teen crisis hotline operated for youth, by youth, and the nationally acclaimed “Second Generation” Teen Violence Prevention Program.