Jose Sanchez, 2018 MLK Freedom Medal Winner

Jose Sanchez

Jose Sanchez has helped many people through his volunteer work through church leadership, community development, hurricane relief efforts, and most notably his domestic violence awareness work. He strives to educate people about domestic violence and helps those who are experiencing it. Jose is a leader in Bridge of Peace Church’s domestic violence work. He speaks with groups about seeing family violence in his life and modeling what a healthy relationship looks like to demonstrate that intimate partner violence is never okay. He collaborates with others such as Women of Color Task Force to End Domestic Violence, churches in Camden, and the Camden City’s DVRT. Jose has provided support to many violent relationships and has saved many lives. Most recently, he helped someone, who he met while doing hurricane relief work in Puerto Rico, that experiencing domestic violence. Jose responds when he sees the need – no matter the person or the setting.