Erin Fontaine is the Independent Living Program Manager at Access North Center for Independent Living of Northeastern Minnesota and has been working in the IL field for over ten years. She has been on the NCIL Violence and Abuse Task force for over three years and working at the intersection of abuse and disability through a variety of collaborative local grant projects since 2006. Erin has provided training for a variety of audiences to raise awareness of abuse/violence against people with disabilities and also works with local partner agencies to recognize and respond to the needs of people with disabilities who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or caregiver abuse.
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