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.
We offer both on-going individual therapy and family therapy for survivors with their children. Therapy services are offered in English and Spanish.
Click here to learn more about our Thursday Spanish Support Groups!
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.
Attend a peer support group where survivors are invited to explore their feelings, receive and offer support.
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.
"Being a volunteer for W.O.M.A.N., Inc., I am always so impressed with how down-to-earth staff and other volunteers are and how invested they are in the work that they do. Their sensitivity to the needs of the DV Community and advocacy towards a broader, more open, supportive and cooperative approach to the diversity of people experiencing DV is inspired."
"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."
"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 incredible, dedicated leadership and is an invaluable resource in our community---by far one of the best annual donations I make."
"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."
"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. 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."
"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."
"W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is a life-saving organization that has led the way toward safety and healing for many years. We are so lucky to have their great staff and volunteers working on this issue 24/7!!!"
"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."
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