Domestic Violence Resources & More During COVID-19

24/7 Domestic Violence Support Line is still open! You can give us a call to help safety plan, get resources or if you just need to talk for a moment: (415)864-4722 ------- ¡La línea de apoyo de violencia doméstica las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, todavía está abierta! Puede llamarnos para ayudar a planificar su seguridad, obtener recursos o si solo necesita hablar por un momento: (415)864-4722

Reproductive Rights=Survivor Rights

The likely overturning of Roe v Wade will be detrimental to survivors of domestic violence.  Reproductive coercion is a type of abuse which undermines a survivor's right to manage their own reproductive health. It can involve, but is not limited to, birth control sabotage (such as flushing pills, poking holes in condoms, etc.) or a person … Continue reading Reproductive Rights=Survivor Rights

WOMAN Inc’s statement: SFPD breaches trust with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Feb. 14, 4:45 p.m. The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has come forward with allegations that the San Francisco Police Department used a woman’s DNA previously obtained from a rape kit to arrest her for a property crime.  We thank District Attorney Boudin for dropping these felony property charges and support any efforts to ensure … Continue reading WOMAN Inc’s statement: SFPD breaches trust with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Our Transition to a Co-Director Model

By Mary Martinez and Jill Zawisza, Co-Directors, WOMAN Inc. The following are notes from our recent presentation for the CPEDV statewide conference. The following is our story and is no way meant to be seen as a manual. Rather, we offer a bit about where we've landed since a fiscal crisis in 2012, the values … Continue reading Our Transition to a Co-Director Model

2021 WOMAN, Inc. Annual Report

We are pleased to share with you our 2021 Annual Report! This year marked some major shifts in our leadership structure, namely, our transition away from an Executive Director structure to a Co-Director model. In addition, we are very proud to have promoted two previous volunteers to full time staff positions; one of which is … Continue reading 2021 WOMAN, Inc. Annual Report

Tech2Empower USA

New support line chat feature in the works! WOMAN, Inc. was chosen to participate in Tech2Empower where we collaborated with three knowledgeable advisors from Microsoft and Doordash to help us with building and implementing a chatline on our website. Learn more on our blog:

Healing Together//Moving from Crisis to Healing 

In 2019, WOMAN Inc launched its first healthy relationships group. In the midst of its second cycle, the COVID pandemic hit and our focus shifted to containing the crisis it brought with it. As such, WOMAN Inc transitioned away from healthy relationship  groups and bolstered our crisis focused support groups, which were sorely needed at … Continue reading Healing Together//Moving from Crisis to Healing 

Shifting to a Co-Director Leadership Model!

After a fiscal crisis just over a decade ago, our team got to work, thoughtfully reimagining an organizational structure that honors the collective wisdom of all stakeholders and fosters long-term sustainability. As a first step to diffuse power from traditional executive leadership roles, we spent years co-developing and finalizing our Cultural Praxis which was finally completed in 2014. Four years later, we engaged in a six-month process of brainstorming and consensus-building -- fleshing out our organizational DNA in our 2018 Theory of Change. This document, our North Star, outlined our mission, vision and strategies designed to ensure our work was grounded in justice, shared power and supportive of emerging leadership at all levels. As a continued embodiment of these visions and values, we are pleased to share an exciting shift in our current leadership structure. Effective July 1, 2021, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. will be transitioning into a Co-Director Leadership model. Mary Martinez, our former Associate Director, will be joining Jill Zawisza, former Executive Director, as Co-Directors.