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

Rating: 4.97 stars   101 reviews

Nonprofit Issues (NTEE):

Human Services

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:

9,000 callers on our 24/7 support line, 200 people in therapy or support groups, 50 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  

WOMAN Inc is a wonderful service for anyone impacted by domestic violence. I first heard of WOMAN Inc from a survivor, who found great support in this organization. As a survivor, I found the online resources comforting. I proceeded to get involved with the organization as a volunteer in various capacities, and continue to admire both the vision/mission and actual actions this organization takes to fulfill our service to the community. Bottom line: WOMAN Inc helps the community become a safer place.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Never doubt that a small organization can change a community with the right leadership and staff. Love W.O.M.A.N., Inc. - please donate, volunteer, or get involved with the amazing work they are doing.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Love this organization and all the great work they do.

 
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3 people 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

Woman Inc. is amazing. Such incredible staff there doing some really powerful, necessary work. I learned a lot going through their training to be able to volunteer on their hotline and I continue to be humbled and grateful for the experiences they have offered me and the extraordinarily evolved politics and support they provide for those affected by domestic violence.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

WOMAN Inc is a wonderful organization to volunteer with! The staff is amazingly supportive and the work that they do benefits the community so much!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Becoming a volunteer at W.O.M.A.N. Inc., has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The 40- volunteer training was eye-opening and empowering. This organization has widened my social lens and empowered me to support not only survivors of domestic violence, but all marginalized groups who suffer from the systematic oppressions that plague our country. I’m proud to be part of an organization that addresses domestic violence and ALL its intersections.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. for the past six years and I can attest to the truly amazing work and impact they're making in the San Francisco/greater Bay Area communities. This organization always goes out of its way to meet survivors with where they're at in their journey, and I appreciate how they take initiative in not only helping survivors but educating the surrounding community in ways they can support, too. I stand with this organization because they remain true to their core mission and values, while creating a safe, welcoming space for their volunteers.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I began volunteering with WOMAN, Inc. in November 2011, and since then, it has been a continually amazing experience! The staff, interns, and volunteers at this organization are truly one of a kind - everyone exudes goodwill, determination, and sincerity towards the fight against domestic violence. As a volunteer, WOMAN, Inc. has provided plenty of opportunities for personal growth, as I have had the pleasure to be involved with the Children's Group, Outreach Team, Crisis Line, and most recently, the Social Media Team. Overall, I am proud to be a volunteer at WOMAN, Inc., as it is an outstanding non-profit organization who works hard to empower survivors, and is more than deserving of receiving praise!

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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From a message of inclusion, to an empathic understanding in serving the community, W.O.M.A.N. Inc. collaborates and empowers.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have consulted, worked and volunteered for many non-profits across the world. I still go back to WOMAN INC. as a model of how to create bold change, more equity, love, and kindness. W.O.M.A.N. Inc. is an absolute YES organization to support!

 
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W.O.M.A.N. Inc . supports those impacted by domestic violence and is an exceptional nonprofit organization. Several of the reasons they are exceptional are:

1) The staff and volunteers are a group of compassionate individuals that meet survivors were they are at and take in consideration people come to W.O.M.A.N. Inc. from different points in their healing process.
2) W.O.M.A.N. Inc. creates a positive workplace environment and are intentional about making their environment supportive for all who walk through their doors.
3) Their beliefs and values are centered on anti-oppression & intersectional feminism and they work towards social, racial & economic justice.
4)They have a 24 Hour Hotline and answer over 9,000 calls a year
5) They provide drop-in support, therapy, and support groups
6) They offer a Latinx program, provide community outreach, and education
7) They work closely with the Domestic Violence Information & Refferral Center (DVIRC) to help their clients connect to other organizations

Overall they are mindful, compassionate and well respected in the domestic violence community.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Since joining the board last year, I have been impressed with the long term vision and impact they have on the San Francisco Bay area community. W.O.M.A.N. Inc.’s strengths are demonstrated through their leadership and innovative programs and partnerships. The commitment of volunteers, staff, and Board as pivotal change agents in providing intervention and improving access to high quality care and services (therapy, support groups, Latina program, volunteer program, drop-in support/ 24 hour support line, crisis intervention, peer counseling, Domestic Violence Information & Referral Center) for all lives impacted by domestic violence.

W.O.M.A.N. Inc. serves 15,000 people each year. Services are available in both English and Spanish. Their reach is beyond amazing!

You won’t find people that are more passionate, committed, and dedicated to go above and beyond to provide support, care, and indeed life changing services.

 
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WOMAN INC has a great reputation and is there for survivors all day and all night!

 
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