Pet Safety Plan for Domestic Violence Survivors

Animals offer us support and unconditional love. The bond we share with animal companions is unique. Given the close relationship we share, it is hard to imagine anyone hurting an animal. However, survivors of domestic violence who have animals often have to endure abuse of their pets as well. In fact, studies show that potential … Continue reading Pet Safety Plan for Domestic Violence Survivors

BayWoof Magazine Featured an Article on the W.O.M.A.N. Inc. 2015 Pet Calendar!

Unleashing our Love: Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors and Their Pets Featured article by Mariya Taher As the companion of an English Mastiff named Celery, I understand the special bond created between people and their furry friends, especially in times of struggle. For survivors of domestic violence and their pets, this bond is often one of … Continue reading BayWoof Magazine Featured an Article on the W.O.M.A.N. Inc. 2015 Pet Calendar!

Your Pet Could Be a Star!

Does your pet have star potential? Are you eager to share that adorable, furry (or feathered… or scaly… or slimy) face with the world? Are you passionate about raising awareness for domestic violence and helping an organization that empowers domestic abuse survivors to live peaceful, violence-free lives? Then we want YOU and your progressive pet … Continue reading Your Pet Could Be a Star!

Toward Greater Safety for Immigrant Survivors: Supporting the TRUST Act

On May 16, the battle for immigrant survivors’ safety cleared a major hurdle as the California State Assembly passed the TRUST Act by 44-22. Domestic violence advocates see the TRUST Act as pivotal in allowing immigrant survivors to call the police to report their abuser without fear of being deported because of their own residency … Continue reading Toward Greater Safety for Immigrant Survivors: Supporting the TRUST Act

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Newson

1) When did you first get involved with W.O.M.A.N., Inc.? I’d heard about W.O.M.A.N., Inc. years ago, and maybe even referred people here, but didn’t get involved until April of 2014. 2) What inspired you to do anti-violence work? I grew up in a household with domestic violence, and know how deeply it affects families … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Newson

Unleash Your Love at our 2nd Annual Community Dog Walk

Understanding the connection between domestic violence and pet abuse, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. has created a Pet Fund for survivors who need monetary support for their pets, including vet costs, pet food and kennel stays. 2nd Annual Doggie Walk in honor of Claire Pierce Moreira Saturday, July 19, 12:00 noon Duboce Park, San Francisco We are walking … Continue reading Unleash Your Love at our 2nd Annual Community Dog Walk

Reflections on Beloved Community

Recently, Jill participated in the Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training and Resource Center discussion on “Beloved Community.” Participants talked about what Beloved Community is and how to build it among domestic violence service providers, advocates and survivors. Below is the article Jill wrote after this discussion: I was so honored to be asked to take … Continue reading Reflections on Beloved Community