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About Us

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Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Our Mission

Magnolia Rose is a non-profit organization that provides safe short-term emergency housing with direct advocacy services to rescue and stabilize survivors who have experienced sexual exploitation and trafficking in the Shenandoah Valley. We work collaboratively with survivors and community partners to identify best long-term therapeutic options. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide opportunities for emotional, economic, and personal empowerment to survivors so that they can break the chains of exploitation and abuse. Magnolia Rose seeks to educate the community on the topics of human trafficking and sexual exploitation through speaking engagements, training, and events. 


Our Safe Home

Our Safe Home

A Place to Heal

Since 2020, Magnolia Rose has provided emergency housing and shelter for victims of trafficking identified by our law enforcement partners. With humble beginnings, we were able to utilize apartments and temporary spaces as housing. We are proud to announce that, as of the Spring of 2024, we have purchased a property. Nestled along the valley, our property will serve as a sanctuary for survivors seeking to get help, recovery, and other services. We are currently in the process of building this safe home for survivors. We hope to announce an expected completion date by the end of 2024. The name of our shelter is Magnolia Rose Cottage.

If you or your business would like to help sponsor the completion of this safe, please reach out to our team at


Our Team

Our Team

Our Staff

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Kristan Crummett-Dollar

Executive Director and Co-Founder

With decades of experience, Kristan has dedicated her life to empowering survivors and fighting for justice. She also works at the Commonwealth Attorney's Office for the City of Waynesboro, Virginia as their Director of Victim-Witness Assistance Program. She has an extensive resume that includes working as a Law Enforcement Officer and as a social worker for Child Protective Services/Department of Social Services. In 2023, Kristan was recognized by the Attorney General Office of Virginia with an Unsung Hero Award for her work in advocacy. She continues to raise awareness, provide direct support to survivors, and ensure there are resources for victims of trafficking in Virginia.


Layla Gravely

Layla is a survivor who has made it her lifelong journey to provide healing, hope, and support to other survivors. She is an empathetic and kind soul who has experience working with adult and minor victims. This includes serving survivors in the foster care system, working with survivors living in a domestic violence shelter, and providing support through numerous crisis hotlines. Layla's extensive training and knowledge allow her unique insight into how we can best serve victims in a trauma-informed and survivor-centered manner. She has been a dedicated team member at Magnolia Rose, and continues to serve survivors in other capacities. She volunteers with RAINN on the National Sexual Assault Hotline. As a devoted advocate, she continues to voice the importance of care for survivors and build up community resources.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who have stepped up to serve the survivors in our community. Each board member offers their expertise and unique skillset to build up Magnolia Rose's services.

Marshall Pattie, PhD (President)

Professor of Business Management at James Madison University


Bob Murray (Treasurer)


Jessica Garcia Fox, CA (Co-Founder and Secretary)

Certified Advocate

Manager at RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotline

Elysse Stople, Esq.

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney

Adjunct Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law

Cathy Ballew, GRI

Realtor at Nest Realty

Marti Pugh

Realtor at Key Real Estate

Louisa Priore

Owner at Real Solutions Investment and Management

John Avoli

Former Virginia State Delegate

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