WEAVE’s History

WEAVE was established in 1978 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (FEIN: 94-2493158) to serve domestic violence survivors and their families in Sacramento County. In 1988, WEAVE added services to help survivors of sexual assault and remains the sole Rape Crisis Center in Sacramento County. In 2009, WEAVE began providing services to victims of human trafficking.

Today WEAVE provides an array of crisis intervention, therapeutic and prevention services to meet the unique needs of survivors, their families, and the community. WEAVE’s services include a 24-hour Support & Information Line, two confidential emergency shelters, transitional housing, crisis intervention and safety planning services, legal assistance, therapeutic counseling, legal advocacy, and youth and community prevention education programs.

WEAVE has grown from a small, grassroots organization to a nationally recognized leader in the domestic violence and sexual assault movements. WEAVE has been honored for its efforts by many organizations, including the Nonprofit Resource Center, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Governor of California, the Human Rights Fair Housing Commission, the Attorney General the FBI, and the President of the United States.

For a detailed timeline of WEAVE’s history, click here.