W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Evening Peer Counseling Sessions | W.O.M.A.N., Inc. consejería de pares por las tardes

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Starting  June 1st, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. will offer Evening Peer Counseling Sessions

Are you looking to connect with a domestic violence (DV) counselor? Would you like some support from people who won’t judge you or your choices? Could you use some personal care items or some assistance in connecting with community resources? Maybe you’re not looking for any of those things, but could use a laid-back? space to come drink a cup of tea and talk to someone about your DV situation?

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is the place for you. We will advocate for you. We are here for you–and now you can make an evening appointment with one of our counselor advocates.

WHAT?

As of June 1st, we will be offering evening peer counseling sessions. Sessions are typically one hour long, and take place between the hours of 4p-7:30p, Monday through Thursday. PLEASE NOTE: AN APPOINTMENT FOR EVENING COUNSELING SESSIONS IS REQUIRED.

HOW?

Want to schedule an appointment? Please follow the instructions below:

Email is preferred.

Please send an email to appointments@womaninc.org with the following information:

-your first name and last initial

-three preferred days and times to meet with a counselor, within the days and hours listed above

-let us know what kind of support and/or resources you are looking for

-where you would like the appointment to take place (see WHERE section of this post)

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Happy Birthday W.O.M.A.N., Inc.! | Feliz Cumpleaños W.O.M.A.N., Inc!

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The W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Board of Directors is planning a fundraising event in celebration of our 40th birthday! Over the past four decades, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. has worked tirelessly supporting tens of thousands of people impacted by domestic violence. It goes without saying that the community plays an important role in our ability to show up, day in and day out, for survivors and their supporters. We hope you join us in toasting the last 40 years & many more to come!

Location: 505 Natoma Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

INTERESTED IN DONATING? WANT TO BE A SPONSOR OF THIS EVENT?  EMAIL US AT: WINC40@WOMANINC.ORG TODAY!

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En las últimas cuatro décadas, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. ha trabajado incansablemente apoyando a decenas de miles de personas afectadas por la violencia doméstica. No hace falta decir que la comunidad juega un papel importante en nuestra capacidad para estar, día tras día, para los sobrevivientes y sus apoyantes. ¡Esperemos que nos acompañen a celebrar nuestros 40 años y muchos más por venir!

Cuando: Jueves, 3 de Mayo, 2018 | 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Donde: 505 Natoma Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

¿INTERESADO EN DONAR? ¿QUIERES SER PATROCINADOR DE ESTE EVENTO? ENVÍENOS UN CORREO ELECTRÓNICO A: WINC40@WOMANINC.ORG!

 

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W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Receives the Healthy Mother’s Workplace Silver Award

On October 16th, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. attended the annual San Francisco Healthy Mother’s Workplace Award Ceremony at the San Francisco Federal Building.  The Healthy Mothers’ Workplace Coalition “is a collaboration of non-profit organizations, government agencies, and employers created to improve the working conditions and health of new parents.” We were honored to receive San Francisco Healthy Mothers Workplace Silver Award for yet another year.  W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is proud to support working parents by providing flexibility, leave and safe, clean spaces for lactation needs. If our tiny org can make these things possible, certainly many more of us can work harder to support new parents in the workplace. Thanks to the organizers and to the folks fighting for families and mamas in the workplace!

Thank You Verizon Hopeline for Supporting W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s Outreach & Education Program!

This October, as with every year, we celebrate and honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a part of this celebration, we step up our community education and outreach efforts. W.O.M.A.N., Inc. sees this aspect of the work as critical; not only does it inform survivors, their family and their friends of our services, but it can help prevent violence from happening. One of our goals is to help our guests identify unhealthy behaviors that they may be experiencing or enacting themselves in their relationships.

Another goal is to support survivor’s healing through helping others experiencing domestic violence. We are honored to call on an amazing group of past program participants to infuse our educational efforts with their own stories. These women, all monolingual Spanish speaking survivors of domestic violence, formed a group they call Echando Pa’lante (translating to Moving Forward). After graduating from a counselor training, they have become W.O.M.A.N., Inc ambassadors providing not only outreach, but also support group facilitation and crisis counseling. One of these women, Laura, helped San Francisco kick-off domestic violence awareness month by sharing some her story of healing at city hall. An excerpt of her speech can be found below:

As a survivor, I formed part of the group Echando Pa’lante (Moving Forward), which has given me tools and the necessary training to support other women. I want to use that bad experience (with domestic violence), for positive things and make it reach many places. Through the outreach that we do, I am an example that “SI SE PUEDE”. I am a stronger person, with a free soul, I know how to say no to things that I do not like, and I love myself.  

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Ensuring we create spaces for women like Laura to share her story is of great importance to our work. As you can imagine, this work involves much coordinating, training and connection within the community; support from others invested in serving survivors and preventing domestic violence is crucial. This is just one reason we are so fortunate and thankful for the support of key funders of our outreach program. We are thrilled to share that we recently received support from a Verizon HopeLine to continue this vital outreach. Their support means we will be able to provide more hours of outreach this year, engaging not only with adults but with young folks as well. Many thanks to Verizon HopeLine for their continued investment to support this work.

Interested in having W.O.M.A.N., Inc. provide a presentation for your school, community gathering or organization? Follow this link: to request a presentation today!

 

Grupo de Apoyo Facilitado por Las Pioneras

Este grupo ofrece un espacio seguro para que participantes aprendan de los varios temas de violencia doméstica incluyendo temas acerca de los mitos y realidades sobre la violencia doméstica, tipos de abuso, relaciones saludables y otros temas. Este grupo estará abierto para cualquier persona que ha sido afectado por la violencia doméstica. Será facilitado por Las Pioneras, quienes fueron participantes del Programa Latinx y co-creadoras del Programa Echando Pa’lante de W.O.M.A.N., Inc.

COMIENZA: JUEVES 2 DE NOVIEMBRE, 2017
ESTE GROUP SE REÚNE LOS JUEVES POR 8 SESIONES EN LAS SIGUIENTES FECHAS
(11/02, 11/09, 11/16, 12/07, 12/14, 01/11, 01/18)

Proyecto para el grupo de apoyo a sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica

Semana

Tema

Fecha

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W.O.M.A.N Inc / Servicios

Nov 2

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Violencia Doméstica

Nov 9

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Tipos de Abuso

Nov 16

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Mitos y Realidades

Dec 7

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Sistema Sexo-Género

Dec 14

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Relaciones Saludables

Dec 21

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Y Ahora que voy a hacer?

Jan 11

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Recursos  de otras agencias

Jan 18

Horario: 5:30 pm – 7:00pm

Dónde?: Oficina de W.O.M.A.N., Inc. 26 Boardman Place, San Francisco. (Entre calles Bryant y Brannan)

¿Preguntas? Llame a 415-969-6831

Favor de llamar para cuidado de niños

Otra Información:

Favor de llegar a tiempo. Las facilitadores no podrán abrir la puerta a personas que llegan más de 15 minutos tarde.

Si le preocupa su seguridad al asistir al grupo, por favor sepa que estamos aquí para ayudar con un plan de seguridad.

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What W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s Echando Pa’lante Program Shows About Shared Power, Leadership, Relationship Building & Survivor Success

Since 1978, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. has supported survivors of domestic violence through empowerment-based, survivor-centered programming that honors the personal autonomy, power and resiliency of people impacted by violence.  These principles are guided by seeing survivors as whole people who are the experts of their own lives. We’re very proud to share with you a report on a W.O.M.A.N., Inc. program that truly captures the essence of these grassroots efforts – this program is called Echando Pa’lante (Moving Forward).

Echando Pa’lante is a survivor-led initiative co-created by women who had gone through W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s Latinx Program (in-depth case management for monolingual Spanish speakers) and the W.O.M.A.N., Inc. team. Initially, Echando Pa’lante provided ongoing engagement and a creative, supportive space for participants post-crisis. The set-up was more open than conventional therapeutic atmospheres which allowed for community building and bonding between the folks partaking in the program. Motivated by the participants’ desire to get more involved, Echando Pa’lante evolved into a program that includes a comprehensive leadership component where the participants who’ve survived abuse and worked towards healing and recovery, are trained to be domestic violence advocates themselves. With the assistance of Montesinos & Associates, we developed an evaluation report through the lens of how survivors define success. This evaluation centers the voices of Las Pioneras (the pioneers), the first participants and steering group of Echando Pa’lante. Below, we’ll provide a brief synopsis of the results, but, when you’re done, we encourage you to read the full report here. In this evaluation, you’ll get to learn more about the inception and progression of Echando Pa’lante, and the impact of this co-created project shaped by the participants who inspired it.

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Congratulations to Mary Martinez on Her New Role as W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Associate Director!

Please join us in congratulating Mary Martinez on her promotion to Associate Director at W.O.M.A.N., Inc.! Mary originally joined W.O.M.A.N., Inc. as a support line volunteer back in February of 2008. Due to her hard work, commitment, and passion, she quickly progressed in her work and become a strong leader of the organization. Due in part to her commitment and creativity, we have transitioned to a “distributed leadership” model that has changed the tide of W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s decision making processes, and stance in the field. Mary’s strong and steady presence at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. has been pivotal as we moved through many changes and transitions at the organization.

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Mary & a few of her favorite things | Mary y algunas de sus cosas favoritas

Mary is passionate about the intersections of violence; she is ardent in her approach to ending domestic violence and centers race in organizational operations, direct service and in creating collaborations across nonprofit sectors.

In addition to her exceptional work at W.O.M.A.N., Inc., Mary is involved in innovative projects outside of the organization. Mary is a member of The Network Weaving Learning Lab project, which seeks to build strong networks within the field and across movements, and the Art as Liberation project which seeks to explore arts as a medium for transforming community and survivor narratives on domestic violence.
Team W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is enthusiastic about Mary’s promotion, and know she will continue to help us grow and develop as an organization and as people. Congratulations and thank you, Mary!


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