W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Healthy Relationships Support Group

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

Echando Pa’lante (EPL) está de vuelta en acción! // Echando Pa’lante (EPL) is back in action!

Echando Pa'lante (EPL) está de vuelta en acción! Con EPL Pionera, Laura, dirigiendo el nuevo grupo las participantes crearon un tablero de visión juntos. Usando las siguientes preguntas como guía, el collage captura dónde está la gente y sus visiones de cómo se ve el futuro. ¿Cómo te sientes siendo parte de la comunidad de … Continue reading Echando Pa’lante (EPL) está de vuelta en acción! // Echando Pa’lante (EPL) is back in action!

San Francisco Victim Advocacy Coalition (SFVAC) | Coalición para la Defensa de las Víctimas de San Francisco (SFVAC)

We are pleased to announce the formation of the San Francisco Victim Advocacy Coalition (SFVAC) with the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic (CROC), San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR) and W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Creating a ‘no wrong door approach’, the San Francisco Victim Advocacy Coalition has come together to offer a … Continue reading San Francisco Victim Advocacy Coalition (SFVAC) | Coalición para la Defensa de las Víctimas de San Francisco (SFVAC)

New Bill (AB 2337) Requires CA Employers to Notify Employees of Their Right to Take Domestic Violence Leave

  Many of the survivors who reach out to us fear their domestic violence situation may cost them their job(s). Sometimes it's because the person that is harming them shows up at their workplace or uses other means to sabotage the survivor's job security. Sometimes survivors feel they must choose between seeking confidential shelter out … Continue reading New Bill (AB 2337) Requires CA Employers to Notify Employees of Their Right to Take Domestic Violence Leave

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

A Survivor’s Story of Resilience and Courage

Alma has endured many trials in her life, one of them being domestic violence. The equanimity she shows reflects the strength of a survivor and a protective mother. Alma has worked her way through many obstacles in this country and she is still giving her best for her children and herself. When Alma and her … Continue reading A Survivor’s Story of Resilience and Courage