Leadership

Jill Kendrick

Executive Director

Jill has spent the past 25 years as a volunteer leader of numerous nonprofit organization across the region. She has been instrumental in organizing and serving in Purple Hearts’ programs since the organization was founded in 2000.

As Director of Programs, Jill donates all her time in significant work hours to oversee program development for our monthly events and workshops in Pomona and Fontana. She also serves as a member of the Purple Hearts Board.

In 2016, Jill was Co-Chair of the Purple Hearts Fundraiser – Night of Heroes. The fundraising dinner, which drew close to 200 civic leaders from across the Inland Empire, raised more than $70,000 to support the programs of Purple Hearts.

Jill is certified in over 60 hours of domestic violence training plus experienced with local DV shelter intake procedures, hotline support, transporting families, and court-based restraining order clinics.

She never misses an opportunity to spoil our Purple Hearts moms with gifts and surprises to brighten their day along their journey to rebuild their lives from domestic violence. In her home she has even dedicated a bedroom to store “deals” she finds for our clients throughout the year.

Throughout her long career in philanthropy, Jill also served for many years on the Board of the Assistance League of Arcadia, which supports San Gabriel Valley charitable programs. She recently volunteered with Foothill Family Shelter to help the organization retool and revamp its thrift store, which raises money to support the organization’s efforts to house homeless adults and children.

Her passion for victims of domestic violence has certainly earned her a purple heart!

Get to Know Us

Purple Hearts is a community service program of Purpose Church. Our team is committed to providing love and assistance to victims of domestic violence housed in shelters in southern California.

Provide Support

Your generosity will make a difference in the lives of women and children victimized by domestic violence and help give them a safe and fresh new start. 100% of our donations go directly to support these families.

If You Need Help

If you are in danger, call 911, the local Southern California hotline 877-988-5559, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.