Alyssa Y. Frederiksen
• Occupation: Director of Victim Services at Mid-Coast Family Services
• Hometown: Houston
• Why honored: Alyssa Y. Frederiksen is our hero, as well as the hero to so many in the Crossroads. Alyssa has worked at Mid-Coast Family Services for 15 years and has spent the past five years as the director of Victim Services for the Family Violence/Sexual Assault Department. While the words selfless, hard-working, great mom, awesome boss, caring, helpful and all around amazing sound so cliche, they really are the most accurate words to describe Alyssa. As a dedicated advocate, she brings awareness and change to the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. Alyssa cares greatly about her clients' and employees' wellbeing and success. Whether it is at work, at home or with her friends, she strives to make a positive impact on people's lives.