W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Executive Director, Jill Zawisza, was proud to present to approximately 70 Blue Shield employees on August 20th. Along with the Director of Blue Shield Against Violence, Marissa Tirona, Jill introduced W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s work and strategic goals to the group. Also covered was foundational domestic violence education on the cycle of violence, different types of abuse, and perhaps most importantly, what roles we can play in ending violence. You too can get involved by supporting local anti-domestic violence organizations through volunteer work or donations, by offering supportive and validating messages to survivors of domestic violence, or questioning someone you know is using abuse against their partner. We ALL have a role to play in calling attention to domestic violence and the corrosive impact it has on families, our community and our workplaces.
Thank you Blue Shield for welcoming us into your company to talk about our work, and for raising awareness about domestic violence! We are thrilled to be developing this relationship; because of your support we raised over $7,300 as a result of this shared campaign!
We couldn’t do this work without community partnership, and would love to connect with YOU! If you would like to discuss scheduling a presentation, workshop or domestic violence for your workplace or community gathering, please contact Jill: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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