As October approaches, we hope you will join us in observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year’s theme, #communityfeels, is a reflection of our work. With social distancing becoming our current norm, community connectedness feels more important than ever. When we consider how survivors of domestic violence are impacted by the pandemic, that community connection … Continue reading #CommunityFeels: A DVAM Campaign Uplifting the Power of Community
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
Concerns about accessing services should a survivor live with their partner using abuse: This is tricky. We don't want to cut off access to services, and we acknowledge the potential risk of a survivor reaching out for help while they're sharing space with their partner who uses abuse. We will help safety plan if given the … Continue reading Staying Safer & Supporting Survivors During COVID-19
Welcome to our 2019 Annual Report. We are so excited to share our work with you. Through community education, engaging natural helpers and situating survivors as the experts of their own experiences, we dually work to prevent domestic violence, and respond to the emerging needs of those most impacted by it. Last year, nearly 7,000 survivors and … Continue reading 2019 W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Annual Report
When sexual or domestic violence happens, the default response is often to call 9-11. Law enforcement is dispatched under the promise that they are there to “protect and serve.” Under ideal circumstances, some semblance of justice and safety would happen for survivors when they reach out for protection. A long history of documentation from survivors, … Continue reading A Call to Strategize for Survivor-Centered Solutions: Stop Defaulting to Law Enforcement as a Response to Intimate Violence
By Alicia Campos-Padillapaz, Educational Development Manager Over the last few weeks there's’ been a lot of coverage of the various uprisings happening throughout the world. Like many, my social media feed has been pouring with various posts in response to the murder of George Floyd, #BlackLivesMatter, and a call for systemic change and justice. While … Continue reading Affirming Black Lives Matter In No Way Dismisses or Erases the Experiences of Latinx Folks
Interested in setting up Peer Counseling at W.O.M.A.N., Inc.? Please refer to the information below to learn more, and for instructions on how to proceed. WHO can sign up for Peer Counseling at W.O.M.A.N., Inc? Survivors of domestic violence looking to process the complex emotions connected to the situationSurvivors who reside in San Francisco (please … Continue reading Peer Counseling: how do I sign up?
During this time of crisis many nonprofits are juggling a vast array of priorities. These competing focuses might include protecting staff from unnecessary risk, keeping with funding requirements and perhaps the most salient of these priorities--adapting to the shifts in participant need. As DV organizations specifically, we are expected to react to crises on a … Continue reading Dismantling White Supremacy Culture and Navigating with Integrity: Mind Mapping Crisis Response in Nonprofit Leadership