Anafiel House, Inc. is a Georgia non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) without regard for gender identity or sexual orientation. We believe that nobody should have to face the challenges of recovery from IPV alone.
The initial concept for Anafiel House began in 2015 after the founder, Mark Warner, befriended a woman who had recently left a situation of extreme mental, emotional, and financial abuse. He entered into an intensive counseling and coaching relationship with this survivor. Less a month into their work, the survivor was contacted by her former abuser, returned to him, and found herself trapped by his manipulation. It took quite a bit of encouraging for her to leave again. Within a year Mark saw the survivor stable, holding a full-time job, and attending college.
The survivor was a fan of Jaqueline Carey's Kushiel's Legacy series of fantasy novels and, referencing a character who helped the protagonist rebuild their life after abuse, referred to Mark as "my Anafiel". This struck a deep chord in him and he resolved to live up to that name. In November 2018 we received the permission of Jaqueline Carey to use "Anafiel" in our business name.
Impressed by how much improvement he saw in the survivor, Mark began to consider how he might apply his philosophy and techniques to the broader population. He decided that establishing a nonprofit organization accepting clients form all lifestyles would be the best way to do this. In time this organization would come to be known as Anafiel House, Inc.
Mark and his wife Dana have no children and so it was decided that Anafiel House would become their lasting legacy. In July of 2019 Mark, Dana, and the survivor who had inspired this effort incorporated Anafiel house Mangement Company, LLC with the purpose of gathering information, networking with other organizations in the field, and laying the foundations that would be required to help survivors of Intimate Partner Violence.
With the help of a truly outstanding staff, Mark Warner and Anafiel House, Inc. have assisted multiple clients in accessing the resources they needed to lead healthier and more successful lives.