Louise Bauschard, LCSW, founded the nonprofit organization Voices Set Free in 1997 and is the media spokesperson. She is a nationally recognized battered women’s rights advocate and the co-author of “Voices Set Free: Battered Women Speak from Prison,” 1986.
Louise provides workshops, presentations and lectures around the state on the topic of violence against women and children. Over her 35-year career as a social worker, she acquired expertise and skill in helping families navigate domestic violence and the compounding of abuse within our legal and criminal justice systems.
Louise presently provides leadership and direction to Voices Set Free. In this capacity she supervises clinical services of registered interns, peer support mentors, university interns, and volunteers from within diverse areas of our community. Louise has designed training manuals, developed curriculum, and chaired conferences for the purpose of education and training on the topic of family and intimate partner violence. She works alongside other agencies as a partner and collaborator in their programs and services.
Louise is the 2012 recipient of the Soroptimist Ruby Award, Portland Chapter.