Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent, Inc. (W.O.M.A.N., Inc.) has operated since 1978 as a community-based, multi-service agency, serving survivors of domestic violence in San Francisco and the larger Bay Area.
Click below for more information about W.O.M.A.N., Inc. and the services we offer.
Attend a peer support group where survivors are invited to explore their feelings, receive and offer support.
See what people are saying about W.O.M.A.N., Inc.
We provide a 24-hour support line for counseling, safety planning, and referrals for needed resources.
We offer both on-going individual therapy and family therapy for survivors with their children. Therapy services are offered in English and Spanish.
24-Hour Support Line
We provide a 24-hour support line for counseling, safety planning, and referrals for needed resources. Learn more >>
We offer both on-going individual therapy and family therapy for survivors with their children. Therapy services are offered in English and Spanish. Learn more >>
Support Our Work
Volunteer and financial support are integral to our ability to provide services. Learn more about how you can help make a difference in the lives of survivors and children in your community. Learn more >>
Domestic Violence Information and Referral Center (DVIRC)
Domestic violence agencies please check out our online Domestic Violence Information and Referral Center (DVIRC), a collaborative project of agencies in the Bay Area. Learn more >>
We provide presentations to groups, organizations, schools and workplaces on a variety of topics related to domestic violence. We are committed to the power of community education and would love to come and speak to your group or organization.
"I have received so much moral support and even Christmas cards and a turkey to prepare. It made me feel that this organization cares about me...W.O.M.A.N., Inc. made me feel unique. They are like home, a refuge. A thousand thanks for existing."
"What makes W.O.M.A.N., Inc. so unique and special is their focus on empowerment for women...To me, this made W.O.M.A.N Inc incredibly revolutionary because it didn't help just eliminate violence, but rather worked to restore agency, dignity and strength."
"If you have an interest in domestic violence, need support, advice and help or even someone just to speak with--you could not have a better friend than W.O.M.A.N., Inc."
"Their work is tireless and their competence is at the highest level. The executive director has an extensive background in domestic violence, which really shows in her leadership."
"W.O.M.A.N., Inc. has served the community for 30 years. Amazing how they have helped shift the awareness of the community in their services and outreach. Keep going!"
"This agency is unique in the services it provides, and I wish there were more like it out in our communities."
"W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is a vital San Francisco-based charity. The work they do saves lives everyday and gives survivors of domestic violence the right tools and support they need to feel empowered. It has been an incredible opportunity to work with this dedicated group of staff and volunteers."
"I recently joined the board of W.O.M.A.N., Inc. because I was inspired by the volunteers and staff who dedicate themselves to eliminating domestic violence. The work of this organization changes lives, empowers survivors of DV and greatly impacts the community it serves. I am proud to be part of the W.O.M.A.N., Inc. community and the legacy that has been built over the last 35 years."
"W.O.M.A.N., Inc. works with the survivor to help them reach their goals in creating lives free of violence. The staff working there are incredibly dedicated to this cause and you couldn't find a more compassionate and hard-working group."
"W.O.M.A.N., Inc. has incredible, dedicated leadership and is an invaluable resource in our community---by far one of the best annual donations I make."
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