We Vow to Keep Families & Beloved Pets Together
Pets aren't immune to domestic violence. Abusers often threaten, injure or kill their partners' or children's pets as a means of control or revenge. When a woman decides to flee a violent relationship, she'll be able to take her pet to our shelter. This is our dream - we need your help to make it a reality. Learn more here. To watch our PSA, click here.
Recognize the Signs of Domestic Violence
You can end domestic violence in your community by becoming familiar with the signs of abuse. Think you know what to look for? There's a lot more to domestic violence than a black eye - most signs are subtle and have nothing to do with physical scars and bruises. The National Domestic Violence Hotline has an excellent resource to help you learn the signs so that you can help victims. Learn more here.
How Can YOU Help Our New Emergency Shelter?
Caring people in our community are always asking us, How can I help the YWCA's new emergency shelter? What items are most in need? We've compiled a list of items that would be much appreciated and put to loving use while families recover in the wake of violence. To review the list of appreciated items, click here! |
Fall 2015 Domestic Violence Training Course
Interested in becoming a Domestic
Violence Advocate or working with victims of domestic violence and their
children? The State of California
requires completion of a 40-hour training course. Pre-registration is required,
as space is limited. You can learn more and register here. |
Meet our FY15-16 Board of Directors!
The YWCA-MC's board provides guidance
on program strategy, governance, and helps secure funding for the
organization’s operations. Board service is a great way to make an impact in our community. We strive for inclusiveness and diversity at all levels, but your passion for serving survivors of domestic violence is critical. Click here to learn more about our newest directors.