Hi all! In recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, we’re organizing a small project to show our support to teen survivors and those who are beginning to experience the dating scene.
Hey friends! The folks over at Margaret O’Leary – Fillmore have kindly offered to donate 15% of all Valentines Day sales to W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Stop by and take a look at their items while supporting our anti-violence work on Tuesday, February 14th.
Store Hours: 10am – 6pm
Thank you Margaret O’leary team!
All proceeds we receive will go directly back to our programs & services that support domestic violence survivors, their friends and family. Learn more about what we have to offer here & the impact you’re helping us make here.
Check out Margaret O’leary at: http://www.margaretoleary.com/
We know that domestic violence is only one layer that our participants face and many times they need a little extra support during the holiday season. This is why our Adopt a Family Program is so important. Every year W.O.M.A.N., Inc spreads the word of its Adopt a Family program, where local businesses or individuals can make donations, gifts or gift cards, to our participants and their families during the holiday season.
Adopt a Family 2016, was another successful year! The program received over $2,000 in the form of gift cards, and some gifts that consisted of: coloring books, toys, baby clothes, candles, makeup, and more! Our participants are always more than excited and grateful when the holiday season comes around. One of our participants said “I truly appreciate everyone that donates to this program, and W.O.M.A.N., Inc for always thinking of us during the holidays. You don’t know how much it means to us and our children.”
On behalf of W.O.M.A.N., Inc and our participants we would like to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated this year! And a very special thank you to Cole Hardware, for thinking of us every year and always collecting donations at their store. Without all of your generous donations, Adopt a Family would not be possible.
We would like to encourage folks out there to think of us during the 2017 holiday season. No matter the donation, big or small, that donation can give a huge smile to someone that needs that little extra support. Thank you so much.
– Adilia Preciado, Echando Pa’lante Coordinator
I have been involved with W.O.M.A.N. Inc., for almost 4 years I believe.
I have been a crisis counselor volunteer and a case manager assistant for Paola during Latina Program. I have also volunteered in some administrative areas like grant research and participated in different meetings and events from the community.
In city college giving DV presentations to college and high school students. After my associate degree in Psychology I decided to volunteer in W.O.M.A.N., Inc and get involved in anti-violence work.
I enjoy being part of a great team that supports their staff and volunteers with any concerns or questions. I love the strength and wisdom I gain from each survivor I work with. Each of their stories are filled with so much courage and love despite adversities. It is an honor for me to serve them and that, in itself, motivates me to continue this work. 🙂
A fun fact: Im obsessed with science fiction and cute animals
During drop-in support times, survivors of domestic violence, their friends and/or their family members can meet with a trained advocate for in-person support. In this meeting, we provide peer counseling, safety planning, and referrals. Additionally, survivors, their friends and/or family can learn more about W.O.M.A.N., Inc. services such as our peer support groups, Latinx Program, and therapy.
Drop-in support sessions are offered in English and Spanish.
W.O.M.A.N., Inc. tiene el placer de anunciar una ventana adicional de horas de apoyo los Miércoles por la noche. Esperamos que esto ayude hacer que nuestros servicios sean más accesibles a las personas que no puedan asistir durante el día.
Empezando Miércoles, Febrero, 8 2017
Nuestras horas de apoyo serán las siguientes:
11:00 AM- 12:30PM
5:00 PM- 6:30PM (NUEVO)
2:00PM – 3:30PM
Lugar: OFICINA WOMAN INC., 26 BOARDMAN PLACE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
Horas de apoyo serán ofrecidas en Ingles y Español.
Para más información, por favor visite http://www.womaninc.org/support
Para asistencia inmediata, por favor llame a nuestra 24/7 línea de apoyo (415)864- 4722
Thanks for helping us reach new heights!
This has been another big year for us geographically, financially and programmatically.
Over the summer, we relocated from our long-term Mission office to a new space in the SOMA. The journey was a long one, filled with some trepidation and bumps in the road. At the end of it all, we are loving our new space as do our participants. Gentrification has pushed many amazing nonprofits out of San Francisco. Given this reality, we feel incredibly fortunate to be able to stay in the city we’ve called home since the beginning. We are extremely thankful for this transition and invigorated as we start this new leg in our journey.
Programmatically, we had a rousing year, offering our first hybrid domestic violence volunteer training. This was met with positive reviews, and participants loved the dual approach of online modules and in-person sessions allowing for activities, discussion and even art workshops to further the learning.
In addition to our training, we were honored to pilot our first Echando Pa’lante (Moving Forward) training. Past program participants went through a nine month domestic violence training and are now active ambassadors for W.O.M.A.N., Inc. They have provided hours of domestic violence education, outreach, support groups and were even interviewed on television in Spanish on W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s. services.
Your ongoing support will be pivotal in our continued success!
Won’t you please make a gift to W.O.M.A.N., Inc. today?
Help us make 2017 the best yet!
Read more about our successes and the team members that help us to thrive in our
2016 Annual Report.