End of Fiscal Year Newsletter 2023

Hello friends! Last month we got an urgent call from a local domestic violence shelter. One of their residents, a mom with two young children, had received an offer of employment but could not take the job without a working vehicle—to get her kids back and forth to day care and herself to the place…

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Domestic Violence Prevention

Prevention of domestic violence needs to start much earlier than one would think.  NoSilence NoViolence’s President, Jessica Yaffa spoke in front of five hundred high school students in January about relationships, the red flags of an abusive relationship, and what to do if you find yourself in one.  Her speech was so moving and impactful…

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Domestic Violence Myths

There are many myths and a great deal of stigma surrounding domestic violence.  It’s a very complex and sadly common problem that many men, women, and children experience.  Learning what domestic violence is and what it isn’t, helps us recognize it when we see it and gives us a better understanding of the people experiencing…

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Carlsbad’s Untethered Flowers Shares Blooms and Hope

From curated gift boxes to gorgeous bouquets, San Diego Florist Untethered Flowers is our go-to for unique presents and all things floral. Their motto “Flowers Set Free” so perfectly captures their approach to letting their blooms’ natural beauty shine — especially their local Carlsbad-grown dahlias!  For the last several years, our friends at Untethered Flowers…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Melissa Love

Melissa Love has been volunteering with NoSilence NoViolence since last summer. As a Crisis Support Facilitator, she fields urgent requests from domestic violence and sexual assault survivors seeking safe harbor or emergency resources.  As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) with a Masters in Clinical Psychology and…

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Survivor Story: Patti Greely

“The safest place — and the most dangerous place — was in his arms.”  Patti Greely spent most of her life married to a man who once tried to push her out of a moving vehicle while her sons were in the back seat. Now, free from the physical abuse, she reflects on the insidious…

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A Message from Our President

Our annual fundraiser is coming up on Thursday, October 14! We’ll be back in-person at St. Archer’s Brewery with tacos, a raffle and auction. Tickets are on sale now. Please spread the word! This year it is more important than ever that we see a phenomenal turnout given the increase in domestic violence survivor needs…

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We’re Hiring!

NoSilence NoViolence is looking to hire a Volunteer Coordinator!  Lead our amazing volunteer team and help us change lives. This is a paid, part-time position. Click HERE to view the job posting and apply.                 .  

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Volunteer Spotlight: Marian Gerdes

A four-year volunteer with NoSilence NoViolence, Marian Gerdes hosts support groups for survivors of domestic violence. Her warmth, dedication and commitment to creating a safe space for survivors to meet has been such an asset to NoSilence NoViolence — especially during the pandemic.  For almost a year, Marian has been hosting twice monthly, online support…

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