Meet Athena Kim: Using Art to Heal from Violence

1) How has art helped you heal from the violence you've experienced?   I am a survivor of child abuse, domestic violence, and rape with complex PTSD. During cognitive behavior therapy session, a psychologist asked me a question of how I was feeling and I didn’t know how to express it in words. One day, she handed me a piece of paper with … Continue reading Meet Athena Kim: Using Art to Heal from Violence

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kick-Off at City Hall

Kicking off Domestic Violence Awareness Month at City Hall yesterday! W.O.M.A.N, Inc. got to speak alongside leaders, advocates, and community members.   If folks missed the kick-off, we'd like to share Laura's (a founding member of our Echando Pa'lante Program) speech about her experience w/ WINC below: “Hace algunos años , viví una de las … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kick-Off at City Hall

2016 W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Annual Report

As the year comes to close, we are pleased to share with you our 2016 Annual Report. This report lays out our numerous accomplishments, our financial status, tells the story of a volunteer, board member and of a program participant and finally, how you can support our organization. I hope you will find the report … Continue reading 2016 W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Annual Report

Sobreviviente | Survivor Story

 Client: Sandra H. *name was changed, request of survivor (Scroll down for English translation) 1) Por cuanto tiempo estabas en una relación abusiva? Nunca me di cuenta de lo que me estaba pasando. No tenía idea que estaba en una relación abusiva. No sabia que lo que él me estaba haciendo era violencia doméstica. Yo, … Continue reading Sobreviviente | Survivor Story

2015 W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Annual Report

As the year comes to close, we are pleased to share with you our 2015 Annual Report. This report lays out our numerous accomplishments, our financial status, tells the story of a volunteer and of a program participant and finally, how you can support our organization. I hope you will find the report is enlightening … Continue reading 2015 W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Annual Report

Survivor Story: “But in the end, I’m stronger. I’m not weak at all.”

A survivor who wishes to remain anonymous contacted us on our website and asked if she could contribute to our blog. This is her story: Trigger Warning: Story contains depictions of emotional & physical abuse  When I was younger I spent nearly 4 years in an abusive relationship. At the time it just seemed normal, … Continue reading Survivor Story: “But in the end, I’m stronger. I’m not weak at all.”

Paz Con La Soledad: Peace With Solitude – A Survivor Story

(English translation below) Mirtha se presenta como una mujer emotiva, amena y cordial. Su estilo es respetuoso, prudente. Escucha con atención a su interlocutor, y responde con pausa y tranquilidad. Esta introducción la muestra como una persona afable al trato y a la comunicación con otras personas. Abandonó su país de origen, El Salvador, hace … Continue reading Paz Con La Soledad: Peace With Solitude – A Survivor Story