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Find Your Voice RETURNS!

Our first workshop was so successful, we’ve added another! Guided To Safety presents BreakTheCycle.org’s … “Find Your Voice – Ending Violence” a dating abuse awareness workshop series for teens Session 1: Dating Abuse 101 Monday, April 7, 6:30-8:00pm * types of abuse, cycle of abuse, warning signs, healthy relationships Recommended for 7th-12th graders Session 2: […]

FIND YOUR VOICE Workshop Series

One more week before our upcoming series for teens on dating abuse!  There are a few seats remaining.  No cost.  Snacks will be served.  With 1 in 3 teens being physically, emotionally, or sexually abused in a dating relationship, how can we afford to not raise the awareness of our youth? Contact us now, GuidedToSafety@gmail.com, […]

Women can be perpetrators, too

The following blog is from “The Good Men Project”. Gentle Men & Abusive Women: A Lethal Pairing Nobody Wants to Talk About by Jed Diamond, PhD Dr. Jed Diamond shares his personal story, and his hard-earned insights, about being an abused man in a relationship. When most of us think of the word “gentle” we […]

Close To Home

An article from the Press Democrat, by Sonoma County YWCA ED Madeleine Keegan O’Connell. Close to Home: Domestic violence is never far away If you believe, as I do, that if Kevin Bacon resided in Sonoma County, his “Six Degrees of Separation” would be more like 2, and considering that 25 percent of families are […]

In Love & In Danger

In Love & In Danger

In Love and in Danger:  a teen’s guide to breaking free of abusive relationships With one out of three adolescents experiencing some form of physical, emotional/verbal, or sexual abuse by a boyfriend or girlfriend, our youth need to know where they can turn for help.  In Love and in Danger, by MSW Barry Levy, is […]

Our District Attorney on Domestic Violence

From the October 21, 2013 Press Democrat’s “Letters to the Editor …” Domestive Violence EDITOR: October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As we pause to reflect on the toll this crime takes on our community, we realize that one in four women will be a victim. At a recent luncheon in Santa Rosa, California Supreme […]

Join Us for Our 2013 FINALE!

February 28, March 1 & 2 … Join us for our ({V}) Season Finale – a staged production of The Vagina Monologues! “The Vagina Monologues“ Hailed by the New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous”, The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ms Ensler, […]

The Longest War is the One Against Women

A rape a minute, a thousand corpses a year: hate crimes in America (and elsewhere) by Rebecca Solnit Common Dreams Artists in San Francisco protesting violence against women. Here in the United States, where there is a reported rape every 6.2 minutes, and one in five women will be raped in her lifetime, the rape […]

 UTVS vs Super Bowl

UTVS vs Super Bowl

Sunday, February 3, 7:00pm … what will you be doing?  Watching the Super Bowl game?  Might you be seeking an alternative? Join V-Day Petaluma for the award-winning documentary, Until The Violence Stops, on, ironically, a day with one of the highest incidents of relationship violence.  We’ll be screening the documentary in the warm, cozy atmosphere of La […]

Politics & Violence Against Women

Politics & Violence Against Women

Is  Violence Against Women a Priority in Political Agendas? by Juan Carlos Garzón Vergara Project Syndicate The reality shows that it should be,  according to United Nations, 7 out of 10 women experience physical or sexual violence in  their lifetime – the majority by someone they know. Acts of violence against  women aged between 15 […]