Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent (W.O.M.A.N.), Inc.
A Good Idea
W.O.M.A.N., Inc. seeks to end abuse and assist battered women in regaining control of their lives. Based out of San Francisco, California, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. provides education, advocacy and counseling on a mutual support and self-help basis. At the Crisis Line, advocates provide crisis intervention, peer counseling, and emergency referrals 24 hours a day. Various support groups are offered for women who have suffered any form of abuse. Also, on-going individual and family therapy are available. Finally, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. conducts various community education programs in order to raise public awareness of domestic violence. All services are also provided in Spanish.
Goal / Mission
The goals of W.O.M.A.N., Inc. are to end abuse and assist battered women in regaining control of their lives.
Results / Accomplishments
The crisis line at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. receives over 18,000 calls each year, a significant increase from only 25-30 calls per month in 1979.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
- 333 Valencia St., Suite 450
San Francisco, CA 94103
- Public Safety / Domestic Violence
- Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent (W.O.M.A.N.), Inc.
- Date of implementation
- Geographic Type
- San Francisco, CA
- Target Audience