Hello, We're the People Against Violence.
People Against Violence is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2014 by "conscious" public figure and activist, Nafsika Antypas in Canada and the U.S. to prevent violence and assist victims worldwide. Our organization focuses on bringing awareness to domestic violence and providing resources to help victims around the clock.
We offer 24-hour counseling through our help-line, live chat messaging and a personal safety app called, uAlert that sends help your way.
Founder & CEO
Antypas founded PAV in 2014 and designed a personal safety app, uAlert that same year to assure that people have the help and on-going support they need to stay safe. In 2016, Antypas produced and hosted her own television series, Plant-Based By Nafsika (www.nafsikainc.com) where she discusses plant-based holistic living with her guests and participates in demonstrations. In 2017, Antypas became a certified health coach (Health Coach Institute) and helped people make the "Plant-Based Switch." She is also the founder of thestrugglingvegan.org. In November of 2018, Antypas launched her very own vegan cheese under the label, Nafsika's Garden. Her brand is now available in all of North America and is expanding into Europe.
Her hobbies include playing with her two children, listening to music, hanging with her besties, and fighting for human and animal rights.
Josephine, MSW. is specializing in Mental Health, Geriatric care and medical social work. Her experiences include; living in West Africa, Cameroon, Europe, and as military spouse helping veterans and civilians with complex cases. She enjoys her work with victims of violence, discrimination and other hate crimes. Work with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with severe mental illness, vocational and rehabilitation outreach therapy, crisis evaluations and stabilization. She employs the Stages of Change model to help clients identify behaviors that negatively affect their lives, and collaborates on individualized and group treatment plans to modify or change unhealthy behaviors. She uses evidence based practices to include; Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Strength Based Therapy in her practice, helping clients learn to manage stress and regulate emotions. She has an empathetic approach, and helps clients work with their own strengths and potential.
Hobbies: Nature, gardening, traveling, music