Help Make The First Day Back A Great One

Back to school is a momentous time for all children and should be a fond memory. We all have the first day of school picture all dressed in a new outfit, hair perfectly in place, standing with our siblings and backpacks ready.  WRC provides services to over 150 children from homes with domestic violence . . . → Read More: Help Make The First Day Back A Great One

WRC is part of the Purple Purse FLASH Fundraiser

One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Individuals can make a difference by donating to WRC during the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Flash Fundraiser which will take place from April 17 – 24. The activity is a friendly fundraising competition among nonprofit organizations around the country with $50,000 in prize . . . → Read More: WRC is part of the Purple Purse FLASH Fundraiser

How does the Purple Purse Challenge work and how can you help WRC win?

The Purple Purse Challenge is a fundraising competition put together by the AllState Foundation.  It is an opportunity for domestic violence organizations all over the United States to spread awareness of financial abuse, receive donations, and additional cash prizes all at once.  This year will feature Serena Williams as the Purple . . . → Read More: How does the Purple Purse Challenge work and how can you help WRC win?

I Believe You

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and part of the campaign’s focus is to change the culture.  Rape Culture is defined as a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault.  Some examples that are associated with rape culture are victim blaming, sexual . . . → Read More: I Believe You

Small Victory in the Battle to Save DV Funding

This past Saturday Representative Darrell Issa held two town hall meetings. In the morning town hall when he was asked about the whispering of a budget that would cut funding to the Office of Violence Against Women he promised to keep that from happening. Representative Issa said he will continue to work hard . . . → Read More: Small Victory in the Battle to Save DV Funding

A Call To Action

On Wednesday March 8th WRC is asking that you join us in our action of support to A Day Without Women.  It falls on International Women’s Day  a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender . . . → Read More: A Call To Action

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

In San Diego, sex trafficking brings approximately $810 million in generated revenue.  California is one of the top four states in the US for Human Trafficking and San Diego has been listed as one of the 13 cities that is a high intensity child prostitution area by the FBI.  So what do we do . . . → Read More: Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Join the Challenge with WRC

Domestic Violence is more than the physical violence, in fact financial abuse occurs in 99% of domestic violence cases.  Financial abuse is considered the invisible weapon and it is one of the most powerful used to keep victims from leaving.

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The Importance of Open Communication With Your Kids: Sexting

Take a few moments and pull up your search engine on your phone, I-Pad, or laptop. Type “Sexting” into the search field like I did, and you might get similar results to mine.

The first few links will pop up all of your familiar trendy magazine headlines, a few dictionary site definitions, . . . → Read More: The Importance of Open Communication With Your Kids: Sexting

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Prevention Is Possible

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and this year we are focused on stopping sexual violence before it happens.  Respect and equality are the foundation of creating a culture that makes it impossible for violence and oppression to thrive.  Prevention begins with us, the individual and from there will grow.

As . . . → Read More: Sexual Assault Awareness Month