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
1) What opportunities have you been involved with at W.O.M.A.N., Inc.? W.O.M.A.N. Inc. and The Riley Center provide a comprehensive 40 hour domestic violence training several times during the year for volunteer peer advocates and counselors. I completed the Fall 2015 DV training program and have been a trained volunteer peer counselor/advocate on the Support … Continue reading Board Highlight: Juliette-Marie Somerset
In her guest column for the San Francisco Examiner, W.O.M.A.N., Inc.'s Community Liaison Manager, Mariya Taher, replies to this horrible Washington Post Op Ed to debunk the myth that getting married protects women from domestic violence, and talks about the danger many women find themselves in after their marriages begin, and the abuse that oftentimes begins or escalates with pregnancy. … Continue reading W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s Mariya Taher talks Healthy Babies Act in San Francisco’s Examiner
For the 2nd year in a row W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is hosting a Community Education Series to help educate the community about issues relating to domestic violence. July 16th “Supporting Friends & Family of Survivors” Friends and family members of domestic violence survivors often want to help but do not know how. This session will focus … Continue reading W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Summer 2014 Community Education Series
Thousands of women this year may be facing a choice from the state of California that they should never have to. They will either have to disclose private information to the government or forego critical aid used to care for their children. Take action today: tell California lawmakers to repeal the Maximum Family Grant rule. … Continue reading Help repeal the Maximum Family Grant rule
On January 17th and 18th, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. will be holding cathartic writing workshops featuring MFA graduate and author of Disposition for Shininess, Arisa White. With gentle guidance from Arisa, attendees will have the opportunity to reflect upon and bring closure to past experiences with the power of their own words. *RSVP now to reserve your spot at one of these...or … Continue reading Ring in the New Year by Exploring the Power of Writing!
What is Verbal Abuse? Google “verbal abuse”. When the search results come up, you’ll notice that verbal abuse is often combined with emotional abuse. Other types of abuse that will pop up include physical, financial and sexual. While the psychological effects of verbal abuse and other forms of domestic violence (DV) are emotional, they can … Continue reading What We Say Matters: The Unseen Scars of Verbal Abuse