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

Rating: 4.96 stars   73 reviews 3,184

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

1 person 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: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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1 person found this review helpful

Becoming a volunteer at WI 2 1/2 years ago is one of the most positive things that has happened to me. I had intended on volunteering temporarily to fulfill a school requirement and was offered the opportunity to participate in the 40hr training to become a long-term volunteer. The staff and volunteers are amazing, and I've never been in an environment as supportive as the WI office!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

W.O.M.A.N. Inc is AMAZING! I started out with them as a volunteer in 2011 and have moved to a staff position. My experience with them has been nothing but wonderful. I have always felt welcomed and through out my years here have learned so much from staff, volunteers, and clients. It really does take a whole community of people to make a difference and W.O.M.A.N. Inc. embodies that!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I've been volunteering for WOMAN Inc. for almost a year now and I have learned so much being apart of this amazing organization!! Everyone involved is truly dedicated to helping survivors in any way. The staff and volunteers are awesome people and what makes this non profit so wonderful to be a part of. I can truly say that my working with WOMAN Inc has been a wonderful experience and I hope to continue with them in the future! :)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. recognizes that domestic violence is a community issue and community healing is a powerful thing. The organization is currently creating an organizational culture where advocates act as facilitators and we're collaborating with participants by learning how they heal and we're providing them with tools and leadership skills so they can take it back to their communities. I love that W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is working towards adapting a social justice framework and is being intentional about making sure diverse voices are at the table, specifically people of color.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I am so happy to be a volunteer with Woman inc. The team is super dedictated, organized and committed its community and the population. Helping survivors regain their lives, is so rewarding and Woman inc inspires and motivates it's volunteers to be their best. Thank you for this amazing opportunity. ☺

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is a super progressive agency. The staff and volunteers excellent advocacy for those who are fleeing from violence.

 
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