Awards & Recognition

September 2009 Minnesota Women’s Press
In September 2009 the Minnesota Women’s Press ran a story about Olga and the power of the kindness of a neighbor when she was young.
Read more HERE.

August 2006 Issue of Latina Magazine
Olga was featured in the August 2006 Issue of Latina Magazine for her survival and her work, read the article.
Read the article HERE.

2006 Peace Award
For Work on Behalf of Battered Women and their Children
Awarded by The Sunshine Lady Foundation

2006 Bud Cramer Leadership Award
For Helping Others to Understand the Impact of Violence on Children
Awarded by the National Children’s Alliance

2004 Keeping Children Our Priority Award
For Vision and Leadership
Awarded by Assembly Member Gene Mullins, California State Legislature

2000 National Victim Services Outreach Award
For Exemplary Contribution to the Growth of Victim Services Programs
Awarded by the Austin Police Department

2000 Pioneer Award
For Exploring Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment
Awarded by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges


The Sum of My Parts Now Available

This memoir follows Olga as she splits herself into “parts” and develops dissociative identity disorder with the abuse, and then struggles to merge these parts and overcome the disorder in adulthood.

Order HERE

A Survivor’s Story Now Available

Olga’s critically acclaimed first-hand account of the impact of violence in her life is available in both English and Spanish.

Order HERE