News & Events


WEAVE Responds to Violence by NFL Players
Media Interviews Emphasize Accountability

In the days following the release of the video showing Ray Rice violently assault his then fiance, WEAVE has been called upon numerous times to provide perspective. Throughout the discussions with local radio and television stations, we have remained adamant that responsibility for domestic violence rests solely on the shoulders of the abuser and accountability is crucial. We have also stressed that any efforts to shift blame to the victim are detrimental and unacceptable. We have provided links to several of the interviews provided below:

Capital Public Radio – Insight with Beth Ruyak

KFBK – Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence

Fox 40 – NFL Punishment Came Too Late

Fox 40 Morning Show – The Conversation about Domestic Violence

The Sacramento Bee – The Bottom Line all that Seems to Matter to NFL


Volunteering & Career Building
WEAVE Volunteer Shares Her Story for Personal and Professional Success

WEAVE Volunteer Danae Azavedo was recently interviewed by Sacramento’s local CBS affiliates about the impact of volunteering on her personal experiences and professional goals.  Danae’s story shows the power of volunteering in giving back while building skills. Read the article here.


What’s Happening at WEAVE

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WEAVE Receives $20,000 from Bank of America
Funding will support WEAVE’s core services and assist in sustaining 24-hour crisis intervention

WEAVE has been awarded $20,000 from Bank of American to support WEAVE’s core services and assist in sustaining 24-hour crisis intervention for Sacramento County. WEAVE provides crisis intervention services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking by operating a 24-hour Safehouse, a 24-hour Support and Information Line, trauma-informed crisis intervention and therapeutic counseling services, legal services and school and community based prevention education.

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WEAVE Board Member Receives Human Services Award
Neil Forester to receive Heroes of Human Services Award

On October 7, 2014, Neil Forester will be publicly presented with a resolution from the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors at the Human Services Recognition Ceremony as a Hero of Human Services. The Heroes of Human Service Awards recognition was created to honor those who have touched the lives of others through their advocacy and demonstrated outstanding involvement and commitment to human services throughout Sacramento County.

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Shop AmazonSmile to Donate to WEAVE

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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support WEAVE every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to WEAVE. Click here to learn more and start shopping.

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Real Estate
WEAVE Partners with My Broker Donates

Our new fundraising partner, My Broker Donates, gives you the power to make a big donation at zero cost when you buy or sell a home.

My Broker Donates connects our supporters with the best-in-market real estate agents who donate 15% of their fee to WEAVE. You choose the agent you like best. The best part? It costs WEAVE and our supporters nothing.

Donations come from the caring, qualified agents you work with.


WEAVE Adds New Seeking Safety Group
Free Group for Treating Trauma

WEAVE has added a new resource for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. The Seeking Safety Group is a trauma-informed group which helps build coping skills through a twelve week curriculum. The weekly groups will be offered on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm.

Survivors may begin attending the free group at any point during the flexible curriculum. Survivors should attend a free Triage session prior to starting the group. Triage sessions information can be found here

For more information and to reserve a space, call 916.448.2321.


No More
Groundbreaking Campaign Calls for An End to Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

It is time to say No More.  No More excuses for domestic violence and sexual assault.  No More blaming victims rather than holding assailants accountable. No More is a national campaign to create a unifying voice to ending domestic violence and sexual assault.  To learn more about the campaign and to share its powerful PSA, click here.

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WEAVE Receives $15,000 from Wells Fargo to Expand Teen Education Efforts
Funding will increase outreach to local teens on Teen Dating Violence Prevention Education

Sacramento, CA — WEAVE has been awarded $15,000 from Wells Fargo to support the MyStrength program, a male-focused teen dating violence prevention education program in area high schools.

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WEAVE Receives Two Grants to Support Emergency Safehouse
WEAVE Safehouse Benefits from Essential Grants

Sacramento, CA — WEAVE has been awarded $10,000 from U.S. Bank and $5,000 from the TJX Foundation to support WEAVE’s emergency Safehouse.  The funds will help the 175 adults and 175 children who must enter the WEAVE Safehouse in the next year.  These families are fleeing from immediate danger and severe physical abuse.

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WEAVE Receives $35,000 Grant to Expand Services for Women Veterans
Funding will increase outreach to women veterans and access to trauma-informed care.

WEAVE has been awarded $35,000 from Swords to Plowshares as part of a statewide effort to improve health indicators for women veterans in California.  The funds will be used to increase access to crisis intervention and therapeutic counseling services for women who have served in the military and are experiencing or have a history of Inter Personal Violence (IPV) including domestic violence and sexual assault. To read the full press release and learn more about the program, click here.  

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WEAVE Partners with Alert ID to Keep YOUR Family Safe
Alert ID will donate $1 to WEAVE for every new subscriber

WEAVE knows how important keeping you and your family safe is to you.  When we learned about AlertID, we saw the value of the service and knew our supporters would, as well.  This is why WEAVE is honored to be the only local partner with AlertID and want to share the opportunity with you.  AlertID offers your family a tool to know more safety concerns near your home, work, and your children’s school or daycare provider.&nb


Play Care Available for WEAVE Midtown Clients

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WEAVE now offers Play Care to parents receiving services at our WEAVE Midtown Counseling Center between 4 pm and 8 pm Monday through Thursday. 

Play Care is available for children ages four and up.  Children participate in supervised play activities.  Play Care is not counseling and you do not need the permission of your partner/child’s parent to use Play Care services.


WEAVE Launches Playcare
We Need Your Help to Create a Safe Place for Children

Many of the victims who need our services are parents of young children. Accessing triage, counseling and legal services often means finding childcare.

In response to this need, WEAVE secured funding through the Sacramento Children’s Trust Fund to establish a playcare program at its Midtown Counseling Center. The program is now offering supervised play opportunities for children ages 4 years and older. 

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WEAVE Board Member Receives Award from Women Lawyers of Sacramento
Ashley West recognized for her commitment to creating legal solutions for victims

WEAVE Board Member Ashley West received the Women Lawyers of Sacramento’s Community Service Award at the Unity Bar of Sacramento awards banquet on October 25, 2012. Ashley was recognized for her years of commitment to WEAVE and efforts to raise funds to create a comprehensive legal program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.


Victim’s of Trafficking Training Available
Identifying Victims and Understanding Resources

WEAVE and our community partners need your help to combat human trafficking. As a service provider, you may come in contact with victims of human trafficking.


Safehouse Children’s Building Reception
A Safe Haven to help Break the Cycle of Violence

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Last week WEAVE was able to celebrate the completion of our Children’s Building Renovations with our donors and staff.

Each year over 300 women and children find safety, security and strength at WEAVE’s Domestic Violence Safehouse. Since 1984, our Children’s Building has been a safe haven allowing children to play, heal and learn in a safe and healthy environment.


Sexual Assault Victim Being Held in Juvenile Hall

A young sexual assault victim is being held in juvenile hall to ensure her appearance at the rapist’s hearing. WEAVE has heard from many dismayed and outraged members of our community and we share your concerns about the rights of the victim in this situation and fears that it will discourage other victims from coming forward in the future.

Rest assured that WEAVE has shared these concerns with the District Attorney’s Office and is in communication about the matter.

Our mission and purpose has always been and continues to be serving as a voice for needs of the victim.


Children’s Building Renovations Completed
Updated space provides room to learn, heal, and play

On April 4, WEAVE completed renovations of the Children’s Building at the Safehouse campus.  The “new” space houses the onsite charter school, play area, and counseling space.  To learn more about the project and see pictures, visit WEAVE’s Blog.