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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In Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month – When Is It Rape?

Presented by Jessica Yaffa, Author, Speaker, and Survivor Over 80% of sexual assault survivors report knowing their perpetrator. Even more, thousands of young men and women also express feelings of confusion surrounding the existence of rape within the context of relationship. Jessica will share her experiences around her own misconceptions about her being raped, while…

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Ringing in the New Year

As we approach the New Year many of us tend to spend time reflecting on the previous months. I’m reminded of the many years I spent reviewing all of the ways in which I had failed, what I wish I could have changed, the guilt I felt surrounding my circumstances, and the deficiency I had…

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