I volunteered with CORA's Legal Department for a year and it was a truly life-altering, as well as career-altering, experience. Not only did I get to work with extremely talented and social justice-conscious attorneys, but I got hands on experience with domestic violence victims and survivors. I had no idea going in that I would take away as much knowledge as I did about domestic violence and its effects. CORA works tirelessly to provide assistance, in just about every conceivable form, to domestic violence victims and San Mateo County is extremely lucky to have them.
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.
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.
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
Review from Guidestar