Tia Bowden - Intervention Coordinator

If you could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve:

My holiday would include celebrating all of my friends for an entire day, similar to what Leslie Knope would do! Waffles, whipped cream, and personalized presents for everyone!

What are your three favorite podcasts and/or books?

My favorite books of all time are Rebecca and White Oleander. I listen to the Crime Junkie podcast every day!

What are you currently binge watching?

I am always binge watching Parks and Recreation and Gilmore Girls-I’ve seen Gilmore Girls eight times all the way through!

What can you be found doing in your free time?

Painting, hand-lettering, and Pinteresting any aspect of my life I can create a Pinterest board for.

What does your job look like day-to-day?

I spend most of my time doing intakes and referrals over the phone and in person. I also spend time communicating with local resources and partners to create a pool of resources for clients and referrals!

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?

The most inspiring part of my job is that at times, I am the first person to hear survivors’ stories and help create a support system. Support looks different for everyone and it is inspiring to see survivors persist and articulate what they need for their healing journeys!

Where did you go to college? What did you get your degree in?

I went to Middle Tennessee State University and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.

What path led you to work at End Slavery Tennessee?

A lot of my time in college was focused around empowering women, and through working with a local domestic violence shelter I found out about End Slavery Tennessee. I got the opportunity to intern for a year, and knew continuing my career in such a supportive environment was my next step!