Thank you for taking the time to read our annual report. We are incredibly grateful for folks like you who continue to follow W.O.M.A.N.,Inc.’s work. In 2022, the theme of Liberated Relationships guided our work. Adrienne Maree Brown says, “liberated relationships are one of the ways we actually create abundant justice - the understanding that … Continue reading W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Annual Report, 2022
Derechos reproductivos=Derechos de sobrevivientes The likely overturning of Roe v Wade will be detrimental to survivors of domestic violence. La probable anulación de Roe v Wade será perjudicial para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica. coerción reproductiva es común en relaciones abusivas Reproductive coercion is a type of abuse which undermines a survivor's right to manage their own … Continue reading Reproductive Rights=Survivor Rights
In 2019, WOMAN Inc launched its first healthy relationships group. In the midst of its second cycle, the COVID pandemic hit and our focus shifted to containing the crisis it brought with it. As such, WOMAN Inc transitioned away from healthy relationship groups and bolstered our crisis focused support groups, which were sorely needed at … Continue reading Healing Together//Moving from Crisis to Healing ￼
After a fiscal crisis just over a decade ago, our team got to work, thoughtfully reimagining an organizational structure that honors the collective wisdom of all stakeholders and fosters long-term sustainability. As a first step to diffuse power from traditional executive leadership roles, we spent years co-developing and finalizing our Cultural Praxis which was finally completed in 2014. Four years later, we engaged in a six-month process of brainstorming and consensus-building -- fleshing out our organizational DNA in our 2018 Theory of Change. This document, our North Star, outlined our mission, vision and strategies designed to ensure our work was grounded in justice, shared power and supportive of emerging leadership at all levels. As a continued embodiment of these visions and values, we are pleased to share an exciting shift in our current leadership structure. Effective July 1, 2021, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. will be transitioning into a Co-Director Leadership model. Mary Martinez, our former Associate Director, will be joining Jill Zawisza, former Executive Director, as Co-Directors.
Concerns about accessing services should a survivor live with their partner using abuse: This is tricky. We don't want to cut off access to services, and we acknowledge the potential risk of a survivor reaching out for help while they're sharing space with their partner who uses abuse. We will help safety plan if given the … Continue reading Staying Safer & Supporting Survivors During COVID-19
This group is for folks who have survived abuse, or love someone who has—no blaming, no shaming. Great for those looking to build community, explore what type of relationship(s) they are hoping to create, or are curious about healthy vs unhealthy vs abusive relationships. We want to support folks as they build healthy, healing networks … Continue reading W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Healthy Relationships Support Group
Welcome to our 2019 Annual Report. We are so excited to share our work with you. Through community education, engaging natural helpers and situating survivors as the experts of their own experiences, we dually work to prevent domestic violence, and respond to the emerging needs of those most impacted by it. Last year, nearly 7,000 survivors and … Continue reading 2019 W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Annual Report