Volunteer Spotlight: Marian Gerdes

A four-year volunteer with No Silence No Violence, 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 NSNV — especially during the pandemic.  For almost a year, Marian has been hosting twice monthly, online…

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Volunteer with NSNV

Looking to donate your time and experience? We would love to have you join us!  We’re looking for volunteers to help us in a number of different ways such as responding to crisis calls/emails, facilitating support groups, coordinating educational presentations and helping with fundraising and marketing.  Time commitments can range from a couple hours a…

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Putting Grants to Good Use

Thanks to a generous grant from the San Diego Foundation, No Silence No Violence has been able to continue our critical support for survivors who have been impacted by COVID-19. Job loss due to the pandemic has hit our clients particularly hard. Since March 2020, we have been able to provide: $6,240 for trauma therapy…

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Donate Through Amazon Smile

Did you know that you can support NSNV while shopping online? Visit smile.amazon.com every time you buy something on Amazon and they will make a donation to NSNV at no extra cost to you. Click this link to get started: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-4906895 The first time you go to the site, search for and select our “official”…

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Message from our President

I’m excited to announce that we are kicking off a quarterly newsletter to help keep you apprised of our efforts and how you can continue to help us in the important work of supporting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our leadership team has been busy planning for 2021 by continuing to monitor local…

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San Diego Domestic Violence Council Joins Hands with The Chargers

As the President of the San Diego Domestic Violence Council, it has been my absolute honor to participate in the development of a multi-prong public awareness campaign surrounding teen dating abuse with the San Diego Chargers. I strongly believe that conversations surrounding healthy relationships, self-worth, and other topics related to the partners we choose for…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

I’ve traveled the country this past month (and it’s not over yet) with the intention of bringing awareness to domestic violence and the responsibility we each have to take a stand against it. From Starbucks Headquarters in Seattle, to colleges in San Diego, Michigan, and Missouri, I stay committed to the cause no matter the…

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Domestic Violence and Mental Health

Those of us that have experienced domestic violence recognize the number of ways it affects our being. Domestic violence can cause an adverse ripple effect on the emotional and psychological state of a survivor. Panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety are often ignited by domestic violence and/or other severe forms of…

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