Petaluma Youth – Steppin’ Up To The Plate!

Elementary to high school students, youth groups and more … many of our young citizens have been doing their part to support the Conover & Sullivan children.  Donations have come in from a Girl Scout bake sale, Petaluma Youth Lacrosse League fund raiser, Kenilworth Junior High Student Body dance, and a Casa Grande High School Associated Student Body […]

Have You Researched Your Internet Date?

Ahh, the dating scene and internet dating.  Are you one of those searching for your love online?  In the process, had you considered researching your next date found on one of the many online dating services?  If so, how did you attempt to do this?  Via Google?  Facebook?  Did you ever consider a more diligent background check […]

TODAY – Free Self-Defense Workshop for Young Women

Free SELF DEFENSE WORKSHOP For YOUNG WOMEN (Ages 14 -18) Wednesday May 30th 5:30 –  7 pm Phoenix Theater Sponsored by      Talk with Representatives from: Boys and Girls Club Guided To Safety Phoenix Health Clinic Verity Questions? Contact Helen at

Prom Night – and No Expectations

Roll the red carpets and pull out those tuxedos for this very special time of year – prom. That’s right, for many, the big night approaches, and if you’ve decided you’re going with a partner, we just want to make sure you do it safely (by the way, it’s cool if you’re not going, too). […]

Baucom & Dodd Healthy Relationships Fund

The “Baucom & Dodd Healthy Relationships” fund was established this past week, sponsored by Cold Shoulder Ice Cream’s owner Frank Dodd.  Frank plans on regularly donating a portion of the proceeds from his newly launched (during Butter & Egg Parade) business to this fund. The relationship violence related loss of two individuals who played a […]

April Awakens Sexual Abuse Awareness

by Jody K Althouse April brings images of springtime: buds, flowers, green grass and baby animals. A fresh start, a rebirth, a resurgence of life lies just ahead. Visions of sunny days, blue skies, fresh air and new beginnings fill our waking hours. But, April is much more than this. April is the time to […]

5 Things Too $hort & Hip-Hop Media Can Learn About Sexual Violence

By Akiba Solomon While others were blasting the Oklahoma senate for approving zygote-rights bill , the Republican-led House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for holding a birth control hearing without a single woman testifying, and Virginia for trying to pass a law requiring women who want an abortion to undergo an unnecessary, invasive vaginal […]

Thank You, Petaluma!

Thank you, Petaluma, for your commitment to the empowerment of women and girls and tonight’s sell-out screening of Miss Representation!  This was a great success, though we’re saddened so many who wished to raise their awareness had to be turned away. For those who expressed interest in the many statistics shared in the documentary, an interest […]

Seeking Locations – Can You Help?

We are seeking TWO reasonably high-traffic locations in the Petaluma area to display our 4′ x 6′ banners during the month of February to raise awareness in the area of TEEN DATING VIOLENCE. Can you help?  Do you have or  know of a location we may apply to post a banner?  (City property is no […]

Teen Dating Violence: Take it Seriously Before it Happens Again

by Leah Berkenwald The Boston area was shocked to hear that the body of Wayland, Mass., high-school graduate Lauren Astley, 18, was found in a marsh in what looks to be an act of teen domestic violence that occurred after Astley ended a three-year relationship with her boyfriend Nathaniel Fujita. As if this wasn’t awful […]