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
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.
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One has only to think about children in domestic-violence situations to understand the impact of such an environment on the psyche, and the unavoidable damage to the budding personalty.
If we want fewer criminals and psychopaths, and more happy next--generation families, this is the least we can do!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I live in NYC and can't answer. But I know a lot about how they work, and have seen some of the happy families where probelms got resolved through CORA's work, or results on trips to SF..
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Not familiar enough with its workings day to day--just know it's a necessary and spectacularly effective social tool!