Anne Marie Hunter

Anne Marie Hunter is an ordained United Methodist pastor who has worked extensively in the field of domestic violence and elder abuse since 1984. Hunter holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D. in Religion and Society from Drew University. While attending Harvard and Drew, Hunter worked for two battered women’s service groups: Harbor Me in East Boston, Massachusetts and Jersey Battered Women’s Services in Morristown, New Jersey. Hunter also served for six years as the pastor of East Saugus United Methodist Church in Saugus, Massachusetts. In 1991, Hunter linked her pastoral, seminary, and domestic violence services experience and co-founded (with a group of other faithful women) Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse. Safe Havens is a religiously pluralistic nonprofit that works locally and nationally to strengthen the capacity of diverse faith communities and service providers to engage in collaborative efforts to address domestic and sexual violence and elder abuse through education, resources, and technical assistance. Since 2003, Safe Havens has provided national Technical Assistance to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.

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