2020 Annual Report | W.O.M.A.N., Inc.

On behalf of the Board of Directors at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. welcome to our Annual Report.  2020. It’s impossible to note the end of the year without acknowledging the challenges we faced and continue to face: a deadly global pandemic, atrocious racial injustice against our Black+ people, a nation divided beyond politics, and a hurting economy.   … Continue reading 2020 Annual Report | W.O.M.A.N., Inc.

#CommunityFeels: A DVAM Campaign Uplifting the Power of Community

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

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

Staying Safer & Supporting Survivors During COVID-19

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

2019 W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Annual Report

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

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. 

Our partner in therapy, Solid Ground, is looking for a Bilingual MFT Associate!

Looking to use your therapy skills to help better the lives of survivors? Apply for this position today! Info below... *Bilingual Spanish/English required. This position is within Solid Ground Psychotherapy, a private practice of Ina Moon. It provides a rare opportunity to gain hours toward licensure while being paid an hourly rate. This position liaisons … Continue reading Our partner in therapy, Solid Ground, is looking for a Bilingual MFT Associate!

A Call to Strategize for Survivor-Centered Solutions: Stop Defaulting to Law Enforcement as a Response to Intimate Violence

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

Affirming Black Lives Matter In No Way Dismisses or Erases the Experiences of Latinx Folks

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

Peer Counseling: how do I sign up?

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?