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W.O.M.A.N., Inc. - Women Organized to Make Abuse Non Existent Inc

Rating: 4.96 stars   78 reviews 3,333

Address:

26 Boardman Place San Francisco CA 94103 USA

Mission:

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. supports those impacted by violence using an innovative approach to services and programs that build stronger, safer communities.

Target demographics:

domestic violence survivors, their friends & family

Direct beneficiaries per year:

10,000 callers on our 24/7 support line, 200 people in therapy or support groups, 100 Latina Program participants

Geographic areas served:

San Francisco Bay Area

Programs:

The W.O.M.A.N., Inc. 24-hour support line offers support via peer counseling, safety planning, and referrals for needed resources. Very often our support line is used as a safe space for survivors to openly share details of their lives including the abuse they survive. As peer counselors, our role is to support them. Many times a survivor just needs someone to listen without judging, to help them better understand their experience, and to validate their feelings and choices. 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. We offer both ongoing individual therapy and family therapy for survivors with their children. Therapy services are offered in English and Spanish and are provided by trained MFT Interns and Trainees who are supervised by a licensed psychotherapist. Low-cost weekly sessions are based on a sliding scale. Led by trained facilitators, our peer support groups offer a safe space for survivors of domestic violence to share their experience with and gain insight from each other. In these groups, survivors are invited to explore their feelings, receive and offer support, and gain important tools needed to heal from the effects of violent relationships. Our groups include practical information about the dynamics of abuse. We often use art and other expressive modalities in our groups. We also have a Latina Program which offers in-depth case management to Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence, and works to support survivors in a culturally appropriate setting. Working collaboratively with a team member, the survivor creates short and long-term goals designed to help overcome the obstacles preventing them from creating a life free of violence. Lastly, our innovative Domestic Violence Information and Referral Center, an online interactive community network involving 34 agencies, provides a safe space for domestic violence service providers to share, network, and access updated information so that to domestic violence survivors.

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Reviews for W.O.M.A.N., Inc. - Women Organized to Make Abuse Non Existent Inc

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

2 people found this review helpful

I have received so much moral support and even Christmas cards & a turkey to prepare. It made me feel that this organization cares about me...W.O.M.A.N., Inc. made me feel unique. They are like home, a refuge. A thousand thanks for existing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. has honestly given so much to my life both personally and professionally. So much gratitude & admiration for the love & dedication the entire team puts into the work they do every day.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is an amazing organization with a dedicated staff that lift mountains for the community they serve. I can't recommend them highly enough!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is a safe space both both survivors of violence and their support system. They are committed to growing with the anti-violence movment and challenging themselves to be reflective and proactive instead of reactionary. What I learned while working there still helps me improve today.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been volunteering with W.O.M.A.N. Inc for about two years now, and it has been a great experience! The staff is incredibly supportive and I have learned so much from them!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Woman Inc is amazing as they are as passionate as they are caring to helping survivors of DV. Highly recommend their services. The staff and volunteers go above and beyond!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I have seen many positive feedbacks about WOMAN Inc.,who provides amazing services to help create change in the lives to make abuse non existent.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I worked closely with WOMAN Inc. when our company held a domestic violence awareness campaign and introduced a DV workplace policy. Jill Zawisza and her team are amazing. Knowledgeable, compassionate, thought leaders, and wonderful partners. I highly recommend WOMAN Inc.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

WOMAN Inc. provides amazing services within the community helping create change in the lives of all those impacted by domestic violence.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

In addition to the collaborative partnering with other agencies, WOMAN Inc. lives its own change in the world with collaborative, peer level services and community cultural values. Keep up the Change!

 
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