When Participants Move the Work Forward // Cuando los participantes mueven el trabajo hacia adelante

We were excited to provide a support group at our offices where one of our fellow Pioneras, Laura, facilitated for the first time.  She provided an 8 week Spanish support group where they discussed topics on self-esteem, healthy relationships, boundaries, and built community amongst fellow Latinx Program clients.  Laura was able to embrace her leadership skills as well as … Continue reading When Participants Move the Work Forward // Cuando los participantes mueven el trabajo hacia adelante

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

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Presents on Supporting Friends & Family of Survivors at SFSU’s Beta Phi Sorority

On March 2nd, we visited San Francisco State University's Beta Phi Sorority to talk about how friends and family of survivors can navigate disclosures of abuse. We opened the discussion by engaging the group an activity that highlighted the importance and value of community support for survivors of domestic violence. This activity set the tone for the … Continue reading W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Presents on Supporting Friends & Family of Survivors at SFSU’s Beta Phi Sorority

Outreach Boos at Lowell High School’s Love Fest

On February 17th, the W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Outreach team tabled at Lowell High School Wellness Center's Love Fest.  Outreach Boos, Alicia Padillapaz and Shaena Spoor, were joined by folks from Hip Hop to Health , Planned Parenthood, LYRIC, JUMA, YAWAV, SFWAR, Huckleberry Youth Clinic and Hand to Hand Kajukenbo and Self Defense Center. Each organization brought … Continue reading Outreach Boos at Lowell High School’s Love Fest

Outreach Boos Present DV101 to SHCP’s Men’s Varsity Basketball Team

On Saturday, September 17th, W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s Outreach Boo-Crew was invited to present to Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep’s Men’s Varsity Basketball team.  Here, presenters Annie, Jaymie, and Shaena educated these young gentlemen on the definition of domestic violence as well as its prevalence amongst teens.  The Outreach Boos facilitated rich discussions amongst the teammates to help … Continue reading Outreach Boos Present DV101 to SHCP’s Men’s Varsity Basketball Team

Outreach Boos Present on Teen Dating at SF Public Library

Although February is the shortest month of the year, there is a LOT to celebrate!  While it’s largely known for Black History month and Valentine’s Day, February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness month!  Naturally, W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s Outreach boo-crew felt this was an opportune time to host a Community Education Series session focused on the … Continue reading Outreach Boos Present on Teen Dating at SF Public Library

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Presents DV101 Workshop at JobCorps, Treasure Island

In December, the W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Outreach Team (Boos), Annie Fisher & Shaena Spoor, presented our DV101 workshop at Job Corps, Treasure Island. There, we had the opportunity to speak with Certified Nursing Assistant students about our working definition of what domestic violence is, misconceptions about domestic violence and the services we offer at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. We are … Continue reading W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Presents DV101 Workshop at JobCorps, Treasure Island