Kathleen Arnold, MSW
Senior Director of Programs – Safe House Project
Kathleen Arnold is the Senior Director of Programs at Safe House Project, a nonprofit organization combating human trafficking through safe housing, education, and training. With over a decade of experience in trafficking services, program development, and nonprofit management, Kathleen is a respected leader in the field.
Prior to her role at Safe House Project, Kathleen held leadership positions in nonprofits serving vulnerable populations. Notably, she established and directed a safe home for children who have survived sex trafficking, demonstrating her expertise in developing effective programs.
As Senior Director of Programs, Kathleen oversees Safe House Project’s initiatives, including safe housing development, educational programs for survivors and the community, and strategic partnerships. She is committed to empowering survivors and raising awareness about human trafficking through innovative solutions.
Certified as a Mindset Instructor and Trust Based Relational Intervention Practitioner, Kathleen is well-versed in Play Therapy, Restorative Circles, and Sexual Exploitation Treatment and Training Services model. She co-founded the Roanoke Valley Human Trafficking Task Force and Aspire, breaking down racial and ethnic barriers in treatment and services for vulnerable populations. In 2020, she acted as chair of the Roanoke Valley Violence Prevention Council.
Kathleen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Global Justice Studies from James Madison University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Radford University, where she received the Excellence in Research award. Her unwavering passion for social justice drives her mission to make a positive impact in the lives of those vulnerable to and affected by sexual exploitation.