Dominique Marquez, Admissions
Stepping onto the New Directions for Women campus for the first time gave Dominique “the most calming and refreshing feeling. It was like stepping into a whole new world. This is how treatment for women should be.”
Dominique serves in the admissions department, answering the call for help from individuals and families in crisis. She loves this work because she’s able to be a bridge into recovery, especially for women, pregnant women, and women with children who don’t have other options where they can be with their children in a gender-separate environment. She’s a natural at asking questions and doing assessments while getting callers to open up and feel comfortable. She believes people just need a safe place to feel heard and get the truth out. Her goal is to make every caller feel heard, safe, and cared for whether they come to NDFW or simply receive referrals.
As a mother herself, she understands the struggles and expectations of motherhood. If a mom can’t “handle something” she often blames herself or feels like she’s failing. Her own experience of being raised by a single mother and marrying into a family in recovery from mental health and addiction issues gives Dominique more passion for this work and a sympathetic, caring presence.