Meet the Founder



Kimberly Pierce - CEO / Founder

Education~ AA- Social and Behavioral Science (Palomar Community College) BA- Criminal Justice Studies (Cal State San Marcos)

“I am a Domestic Violence Victim and as I was faced with the dangers of my assailant being released from Prison; I was referred to several agencies who all had the same results, same story lines, and same protection plan. Although I am free and have been for several years, many people are NOT. After meeting with my fair share of Domestic Violence Agencies in San Diego and facing my own reality, I felt it was time to do something about it. I have spent months researching transportation services and relocation agencies but realized they’re scarce and many of Victims live in fear because of this reality. That is when I decided to create the Rising Hearts Project here in San Diego.”