ValorUS (VALOR) is honored to present the Visionary Voice Award to Margaret Sauza, the Executive Director for Sure Helpline, located in El Centro, next to the Mexicali, Mexico border. Margaret is a fearless person that tirelessly steps in to address the many needs in her community. Her advocacy and leadership are unstoppable. She works diligently to raise awareness and advocate about concerns in her community and supports survivors of sexual violence through their pathway to healing. Margaret’s approach to ending sexual violence exemplifies intersectionality. She is dedicated to feeding the homeless, providing emergency shelter to victims, and ensuring that survivors in detention receive support services. Under her leadership, she has built powerful relationships to support survivors in prisons, jails, and immigrant detention centers. Margaret currently serves as the Vice President for the VALOR Board of Directors.
Margaret is one of 29 recipients of the 2022 Visionary Voice Awards announced today by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) announced today. These honorees represent a wide range of disciplines from across the country and were selected for their outstanding work toward preventing sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse.