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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

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WEAVE Applauds Arrest of “Revenge Porn King” Hunter Moore as a Victory for Online Harassment Victims
Arrest highlights issue of consent with personal photographs

Yesterday’s arrest of Hunter Moore, the so-called “Revenge Porn King”, is an important first step in holding perpetrators of online harassment accountable.  WEAVE issued a press release addressing Moore’s arrest and the devastation caused when stalking and relentless harassment is allowed to go on unchecked.  Read the full press release here.

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WEAVE Applauds Passage of SB967 – “Yes Means Yes”
Requirement of Consent Critical to Addressing Sexual Assault on College Campuses

The passage of SB967 (Senators De León and Jackson) represents a critical advancement in how sexual assault is treated on college campuses in California. The bill prioritizes the importance of active and continued affirmative consent rather than requiring the victim to prove she said “no”. The legislation also provides campuses with clarified requirements to ensure student survivors have access to confidential resources and services through local Rape Crisis Centers like WEAVE.

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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 smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, 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.

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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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Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Take Action. Create Change.

For a victim living in a violent relationship, every month is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Fear, violence, and abuse are the norm.  WEAVE has been there for these victims 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the past 35 years.  Our work does not – simply cannot – focus on a single month.  We ask you to join with us in learning more throughout October and taking action all year long.  Some ways you can take action to ending domestic violence in our community:

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WEAVE Receives $35,000 to Support Core Domestic Violence Services
Funding will support Safehouse, 24-hour Support Line, Counseling Services and more

WEAVE has been awarded $35,000 from Kaiser Permanente Greater Sacramento Area Community Benefit Program to support WEAVE’s core domestic violence services.  The funds will be used to ensure that WEAVE can continue to offer lifesaving crisis intervention services including its safe and confidential Safehouse, 24-hour Support & Information Line, walk in Triage services and trauma-informed therapeutic counseling. To read the full press release, 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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Counseling Available to Women Who Have Served in the Military
Funded Counseling Availability to Qualifying Veterans

If you are a woman who served in the military for two years or longer and received any discharge other than dishonorable, you may qualify for no-cost counseling at WEAVE.  

Counseling services are available to women who have served in the military and would like support and counseling to respond to past abuse or trauma, current abuse or trauma, or other life stressors which are impacting your ability to live a healthy life.  This may include current or past childhood abuse, Intimiate Partner Violence (IPV)/domestic violence, sexual assault, grief, depression, etc.  You need NOT have experienced the abuse or trauma during service to qualify.

Individual and group counseling is available based on your unique needs.  For more information about no-cost counseling services, please contact WEAVE’s 24 hour Support & Information Line at 916.920.2952 or attend a walk-in Triage session at either of WEAVE’s Counseling Centers.  When you call or walk-in, let the advocate know you are a woman who served in the military.

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Planning To Purchase Or Sell Real Estate?
Help WEAVE through 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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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

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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.

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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 Inc Interviewed by News 10
Local High School Failed to Report Alleged Sexual Assault in Timely Manner

Click here to watch WEAVE’s Director of Programs, Margaux Helms, MFT, respond to the concern that Grant Union High School administrators failed to report an on campus sexual assault to the proper authorities as required of mandated reporters. 

Sexual assault is an extremely under reported crime already with only 10% of victims reporting their assaults to police.  Common reasons for not reporting include fear of not being believed and fear of being r

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