Cora (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse)

Rating: 4.94 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Homeless & Housing, Crime & Law

Location: 2211 Palm Avenue San Mateo CA 94403 USA

Mission: CORA provides safety, support and healing for individuals who experience abuse in an intimate relationship, and educates the community to break the cycle of domestic violence.
Results: CORA recently opened its second emergency shelter This makes it San Mateo County's second emergency shelter for domestic violence victims.
Programs: CORA is the only agency in San Mateo County solely dedicated to helping those in our community affected by domestic violence. Using trauma-informed practices, CORA serves an average of over 11,000 individuals, including their children. Programs and services include: housing and shelter; 24-hour bilingual hotline; mental health and social support services; systems advocacy and case management connects clients to resources to help them build self-sufficiency and resilience; legal advocacy and representation; food program; and community education.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 94-2481188
650-652-0800
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

It has been a long time since I've seen such a large number of staff from one organization demostrate the same amount of thoughtfulness and helpfullness to this community in need. Whether 40% or 100% of the needs are met, the clients who come through here are always appreciative and move on with a better state of mind.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Hello,

I work for Kaiser as a social worker/therapist and have referred many clients to CORA. These clients have found their services to be incredibly helpful, more so transformative and life changing! Happy to nominate such an incredible organziation.

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a physician and I , unfortunately , more often than I'd like, need to refer patients from my Internal Medcine practice to CORA, for issues of spousal abuse. On occasion, as well, I will refer a woman who is accompanied by her pimp, a situation often associate with abuse. We have her call CORA whileshe is in the privacy of our office.
The feed back I get is always very positive.
This winter some of us helped provide gifts for clients of CORA and their children. IWhile interacting with the CORA staff, I found they were efficient and professionl at all times.
Amy Portmore, MD

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