On Saturday, March 23, animals and humans alike participated in a walk against domestic violence. On a sunny day in San Francisco, pets and their owners came together in Dolores Park to celebrate the bond shared between them, and to raise awareness in the community about domestic violence and the distress it inflicts on survivors, including non-human family members such as dog and cat companions.
Participants in the doggie walk included WI staff, volunteers, former clients, community partners, friends…and eighteen four-legged creatures, including a veritable pack of chihuahuas! The group met and socialized together at Dolores Park before taking a stroll through the Mission up to the Castro, where the discovery of a crème brulee truck made for a sweet ending. Such fun was had by all that a 2nd Doggie Walk is in talks for next year. Thanks to all who made it out for the walk, and stay tuned for updates on our monthly Moving to End Domestic Violence events by visiting the Moving to End Domestic Violence Facebook page.
Moving to End Domestic Violence:
W.O.M.A.N., Inc. has started a wellness group to connect with the community, encourage healthy lifestyles, and support W.O.M.A.N., Inc. services. Wellness is a holistic concept that takes into account both physical and mental wellness. With this in mind, the Wellness Group promotes wellness through physical activity, eating healthy, greater connection to community, and healthier relationships.