Laura Fogarty Portrait


Laura retired after working for 25 years at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Home ) for military Veterans located in Washington DC.

She held two positions; Recreation Director and Safety and Occupational Health Manager. Upon retirement, Laura wanted to find something that would be meaningful and provide a purpose.

In Jan, 2019, Laura joined Damsel in Defense with its mission; to protect, prepare and prevent people from being victims of crime. This was a win win opportunity for her next chapter.

Laura is here today to share her experience as a survivor of a crime, to talk about how important it is for us to pay attention to our surroundings and to carry protection.

Laura was a victim of a random assault in her mid 20’s. Her mindset was that “nothing was going to happen to me” She was unaware and unprepared for what COULD happen.

She is like many of us, commuted, worked, raised a family and unfortunately was assaulted during the day!

Having a plan A and B is necessary so you can be PREPARED NOT SCARED!

Laura resides in Venice, Florida with her husband Jim. Together they have two children and 5 grandchildren, all residing in Northern Virginia.

Please help me welcome Laura to speak with us about Situational Awareness and her personal safety experience.

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