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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 and check out WEAVE’s volunteering opportunities on our Team WEAVE page.


Volunteer for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

The success of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes depends on the support of more than 100 volunteers who assist with shoe distribution, day of support, etc.  We are currently recruiting volunteers (individuals and groups) who want to help make Walk a Mile in Her Shoes a great experience for everyone.  

All volunteers will receive a Team WEAVE shirt on the day of the event. Volunteers who wish to stay and enjoy the festivities after their shift are welcome to do so. Please note volunteers may not consume alcohol while volunteering and while wearing their Team WEAVE shirt.

If you would like to volunteer and be part of this great event please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Nichoel at or 916-319-4907

We need volunteers to support the following opportunities:

Set Up 8am – 10am - 15-20 Volunteers Needed

·  Assist with layout set up and unloading of van

·  Distribute materials to correct location, station


VIP Area - 8 Volunteers Needed

Shift: 2:30pm – 5:00pm

·  Assist VIP Guests with event information and questions

·  Ensure that the VIP area is clean and free of clutter


Bar Areas - 4 Volunteers Needed per bar (3 bars total)

Shift: 2:30pm – 5:00pm

·  Ensure that all patrons have been through ID check (only serving patrons with an over 21 wrist band)

·  Pouring pre-mixed drinks, etc 


Beer Truck - 2-4 Volunteers Needed

Shift One: 10:45am – 2:30pm

Shift Two: 2:30pm – 5:00pm

·  Ensure that all patrons have been through ID check (only serving patrons with an over 21 wrist band)

·  Assisting the beer truck with pouring and serving of beer


ID Check & Wrist Bands (Entrance) 11am -4pm – 3 Volunteers Needed

·  Assist the security team by providing appropriate wrist bands once ID has been checked

·  This position will handle cash/credit for entrance fees, etc


Donation Station 11am – 5pm – 2 Volunteers Needed

·  This position will handle cash/credit for day of donations

·  Ensure that donations are credited to correct walker/team


Kid Zone 11am – 5pm – 6-10 Volunteers Needed

·  Assist youth with hands on activities throughout the day

·  Ensure that youth areas are clean and being mindful of safety concerns


First Aid Station 12:30pm – 5pm – 2-3 Volunteers Needed

·  Assist walkers/patrons by providing ice, water, bandages, etc

·  Provide walkers/patrons with adequate rest area inside tent if needed


Course Monitors 12:30pm – 2:00pm – 30 Volunteers Needed

·  Ensure that course is clear at race start time by guiding patrons to the grass/sidewalk

·  Form a barrier between walkers and spectators to ensure safety during race


Shoe Return 2:15 – 3pm – 6 Volunteers Needed

·  Ensure that returned shoes are sprayed with lysol, paired and sorted into correct size box

·  Assist walkers with shoe return in an organized manner


Clean Up 3pm – 8pm – 10 – 15  Volunteers Needed

·  Assist with tear down of all materials, re-packing materials and loading van

·  Ensure that all trash is clear from area

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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.

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17th Annual Retire Your Attire Clothing Drive at the State Capitol
California State Legislature continues to reduce barriers for victims of domestic violence

Survivors of domestic violence have been getting suited for success through WEAVE’s job reentry program since 1999. On March 25, WEAVE partners with Nissan for the Retire Your Attire Clothing Drive at the State Capitol. Volunteers will dress up the Capitol with donation boxes to collect gently used clothing for WEAVE’s Suited for Success program.

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WEAVE Receives $25,000 from Bank of America
Funding will support WEAVE’s core services and assist in sustaining 24-hour crisis intervention

WEAVE has been awarded $25,000 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 Employee Advocate Receives Statewide Award
Sara Joyce Named 2013 Advocate of the Year by The Partnership

On September 25, Sara Joyce, WEAVE’s longest present staff member, received the advocate of the Year Award from the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, the state’s Domestic Violence Coalition. The Advocate of the Year award was given to an individual who has demonstrated personal commitment to advocacy on behalf of domestic violence victims and survivors and their children, personal qualities and commitment to ethical, peaceful and respectful work with others, and has served in the domestic violence field for at least three years.


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.


Feast for WEAVE at Mulvaney’s B&L
Critical Funds Raised to Support Sexual Assault & Prevention Programs

Feast for WEAVE returned to its original home at Mulvaney’s B&L on Saturday, November 16. Patrick and Bobbin created a memorable night for the 104 guests with a five course meal paired with wines from D’Art Handcrafted Wines.  An eclectic live auction provided guests with a variety of experiences and items for their bidding pleasure.  The evening was capped off with nearly 40 donors ensuring the continuation of WEAVE’s Prevention Education program through the Fund A Need.

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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


Playcare Available for WEAVE Midtown Clients

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WEAVE now offers playcare to parents receiving services at our WEAVE Midtown Counseling Center between 3:45 pm and 7:45 pm Monday through Thursday. 

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

WEAVE would like to share more information about human trafficking through a presentation for your staff/volunteers. The one-hour presentation will provide participants with helpful information, practical tools, and useful printed materials which enable them to effectively respond if they encounter a victim of trafficking. The training is available at no cost.


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.


Coaching Boys into Men in the News!

WEAVE participated in a Centers for Disease Control and Research funded evaluation of the effectiveness of the Coaching Boys Into Men program under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Miller. The promising results of the program, validated through this research, were recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The results have received widespread media attention over the past week including the following articles.


WEAVE Receives FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award
Message from Beth Hassett, Executive Director

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March 16, 2012

Today, WEAVE’s Executive Director, accepted the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award in Washington D.C. The national award is presented to a select few individuals and organizations who are nominated by FBI Field Offices from throughout the nation each year.

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