Director, Community Services
Kathleen Lydon, MSW, LICSW (she/her) earned her undergraduate Social Work degree at Providence College and holds a Master of Social Work degree from Wheelock College. Kathleen has a background in working with at-risk adolescents, many of whom have been exposed to violence; additionally, she has experience working with victims and survivors of sexual assault. Kathleen shares DOVE’s mission to provide strengths-based, empowerment-focused and trauma-informed services. Kathleen’s work with DOVE began in 2009 as a Social Work Intern and subsequently a community-based Advocate. She assumed her current position in 2012. Kathleen oversees DOVE’s domestic violence counseling & advocacy services, support groups, children services, civilian domestic violence services and DOVE’s clinical internship program. Kathleen is a native of Maine and currently resides with her husband and three children on the South Shore.