Trudy Tsosie is a Principal Victim Witness advocate for the Navajo Nation Family Harmony Program and manages the first domestic violence shelter operated by the Navajo Nation. Ms. Tsosie is a Dine woman from Shiprock, New Mexico, and is the Water Flow Together Clan born for Red Running into the water people. Ms. Tsosie has 18 years’ experience working with victims/survivors of domestic, sexual, and family violence. Ms. Tsosie is a Board Member for Capacity Builders Inc. Community Advisory Board.
Currently, Ms. Tsosie manages the first Domestic Violence operated by the Navajo Nation and supervises victim advocates to provide program services. Her primary responsibility is the shelter operating 24/7 and advocates providing quality services to victims impacted by violence.
She has worked with the Navajo Nation Family Harmony Program since July 2017 and assisted the Navajo Nation with opening its first shelter. Family Harmony Program is a tribal domestic violence program and provides numerous services across the Navajo Nation. Prior to working for the Navajo Nation, Ms. Tsosie work with Capacity Builders Inc. as a program coordinator managing two programs in Winslow, Arizona as she implemented the Sexual Assault and Family Justice grants with providing Western Agency of the Navajo Nation with program services.
In 2017, Ms. Tsosie worked as a Legislative District Assistance for Honorable Council Delegate Amber Crotty and continued to work with the community and provide services to victims impacted by violence. From April 2003 to June 2017, Ms. Tsosie work for the Home for Women and Children which was a former Domestic Violence shelter and nonprofit organization as a Shelter advocate, shelter manager, and Executive Director.
The many years of advocating for victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence, Ms. Tsosie is dedicated to providing quality services in a diligent, safe and confidential manner. She continues to promote awareness and education on the Navajo Nation by collaborating with other agencies to improve the gaps in services.
Trudy’s work to end violence in her community is appreciated very much and we honor the years of commitment and service. Khud-kem (Thank you), Trudy. Congratulations!