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


Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2015
1113 Men in Heels!

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes was a huge success this year. Thank you to all 1113 men who walked, ran and limped a mile in heels in order to help raise awareness of gender based violence and generate critical funds to support WEAVE’s 24-hour Crisis Intervention Services! With all your help we raised over $352,000!

Thank you to our generous sponsors for all of their support!

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Bonney Plumbing, Heating, Air & Rooter
Kaiser Permanente

Bank of America
City Councilmember Jeff Harris, District 3
Cookies N’ Milk
InterWest Insurance Services

Sierra Health Foundation

Alternative Family Services
Bank of the West
Carriage House Door Company
Cindy’s Cookies
Garage Door Specialists
Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP
Midtown Financial
Ray Morgan Company
UC Davis Health System
Weintraub Tobin
Wraith Scarlett & Randolph


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Celebrating 20 Years with WEAVE
Memo from Executive Director, Beth Hassett

20 years ago today I walked through the doors of WEAVE as its 278th employee. I had taken the job because I thought it would be difficult work that would challenge me and allow me to make a difference in the lives of countless women, men and children. And I was right. It was a heady time to jump into the fields of domestic violence and sexual assault. The OJ Simpson trial was in full swing and the issue of domestic violence was just becoming part of a national dialogue.

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A Gathering of Asian and Pacific Islander Voices
Fostering Cultural Competency

Thanks to WEAVE’s sister agency, My Sister’s House, on June 10, WEAVE hosted “A Gathering of Asian and Pacific Islander Voices” to foster cultural competency.

In January of 2009, My Sister’s House launched the Fostering Cultural Competency Project with the support of the Blue Shield Foundation. WEAVE was excited to be asked to become a part of the project in 2012.

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WEAVE Initiated Bill Carried by Speaker Atkins Receives National Attention
Huffington Post Blog Post by Speaker Atkins Highlights Importance of Legislation

WEAVE knows that technology can be critical to a survivor’s ability to stay in touch with family, seek employment, and ensure their safety. Unfortunately, technology is often used to harass and stalk, as well. WEAVE recognized a trend of abusers manipulating family cell phone plans. Common challenges reported by survivors included having their phone disconnected and the abuser using the GPS features and phone records to stalk survivors.

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WEAVE™ launches new approach to revenue generation
Newly appointed advisory board to grow retail operations


May 11, 2015

Contact: Justina Janas (916) 491-3161 or Lucy Eidam Crocker (916) 715-1165 – Crocker & Crocker

WEAVE™ launches new approach to revenue generation

Newly appointed advisory board to grow retail operations

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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 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.