Board Member Interview: Heather Heavey

We spoke with Heather Heavey — Board Member for eight years, now a dedicated Volunteer — about her experience with NoSilence NoViolence. What interested you in joining the Board of Directors for NSNV? I am a childhood survivor and feel personally connected to the work NSNV does. My career is also in hospice volunteer management and…

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Opening a Path to a New Future

“NSNV empowered me by showing me the strength within myself, and the courage to face it all. Tears fill my eyes as I contemplate what would have happened to us if I hadn’t found you. NSNV changed my life, which has transformed in the most positive way. My gratitude overflows for all this organization has done…

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Healthy Relationships Workshop Series for Teens

Did you know that 1 in 12 teens experienced dating violence in the past year? No teen deserves an unhealthy relationship. In March, NoSilence NoViolence is launching its first Healthy Relationships Workshop Series for Teens. The free six-week online program allows teens to explore: what healthy relationships look like what boundaries are and how to establish them how to enhance one’s…

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Adopt a Family This Holiday Season

The season of giving, sharing, and celebrating with loved ones is in full swing — for victims of domestic violence, however, struggle and survival do not take a holiday. Each year, NoSilence NoViolence helps to ease the burden by partnering with individuals and businesses through our Adopt-a-Family program. Many of our survivors leave abusive situations…

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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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