Domestic Violence Solutions Proudly Introduces Laurie Barene, Director of Development



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Hannah Hultgren, Development Associate or (805) 963-4458


Domestic Violence Solutions Proudly Introduces Laurie Barene,

Director of Development

Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County – an agency offering 24/7 hotlines for victims of domestic abuse, diligently working to end the intergenerational cycle of domestic violence through providing prevention and intervention services in both north and south Santa Barbara County – proudly welcomes Laurie Barene as the nonprofit’s new Development Director.

Laurie Barene was born and raised in Santa Barbara and is proud to call herself a Santa Barbara Don and a UCSB Gaucho. She has a background in the financial industry, business development and marketing, and has earned national recognition in sales and numerous awards for outstanding contributions to the community. She is excited to be part of Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County.

For over 25 years Laurie has had the honor of serving on many local non-profit boards such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties, PAL (Police Activities League), the Advertising Federation of America and Cox Cares Foundation. She has also served as the Publicity Chair for the Goleta Lemon Festival and the Event Committee for the United Boys & Girls Club, as well as PTA President for Kellogg Elementary School.  She has been a team leader and top fundraiser for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, currently serves on the Executive Leadership Team for Go Red for Women and is a member of the Circle of Red committee. In addition to now being the Development Director for Domestic Violence Solutions, Laurie is a mother of two children, Brandon and Ally, who are her pride and joy.

Domestic Violence Solutions is committed to providing safe, confidential shelter, emotional support, personal advocacy, and empowerment to victims of domestic abuse, and is a leader in effecting social change through educating the community and supporting the work of other social change organizations. 

To make a donation to Domestic Violence Solutions, please visit or contact Laurie Barene, Development Director, directly at 805-963-4458.


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