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An Evening of Possibilities // Una Noche de Posibilidades

The W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Board of Directors cordially invites you to An Evening of Possibilities. Join us for a night of music, light bites, beverages, and chances to win exciting raffle/auction items to benefit our mission.

Thursday, May 9th @ 6pm
Monroe San Francisco | 473 Broadway, San Francisco

Over the past four plus decades, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. has worked tirelessly to support tens of thousands of people impacted by domestic violence. The community plays an important role in our ability to show up, day in and day out, for survivors and their supporters. Proceeds of the evening will support services like the 24/7 support line, therapy, community education, Domestic Violence Information and Referral Center, and more.

Hear from our Executive Director, Jill Zawisza, as we celebrate the milestone of completing our recently published Theory of Change, which will serve as our North Star for years to come.


Can’t make it? Consider a donation at www.womaninc.org/eop2019 or contact us about a sponsorship at events@womaninc.org today!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
While we embrace all people of all ages, this is a 21+ venue.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Monroe is a 20 min. bus ride or 0.8 flat walk from the Montgomery or Embarcadero Station. There are parking lot options across the street and within a block radius. We encourage rideshare or public transportation for your convenience and safety.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at the contact form below:

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring a printed or mobile ticket to the event to show at the door.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
All ticket sales are final and tickets are transferable.

La junta directiva de WOMAN Inc los invita a Una Noche de Posibilidades. Únete con nosotros para una noche de música, aperitivos, bebidas, y oportunidades para ganar premios a través de rifa y subasta, beneficiando a nuestra misión.

Sobre las últimas cuatro décadas, WOMAN Inc ha trabajado sin descansar para apoyar a miles de personas impactadas por violencia doméstica. La comunidad juega un papel importante en nuestra capacidad de apoyar sobrevivientes día y noche. Los ingresos de la fiesta servirán para financiar servicios como la línea de apoyo 24 horas, terapia, educación comunitaria, y más.

Escucharas por parte de nuestra directora ejecutiva Jill Zawisza, mientras celebramos el haber completado nuestra recién publicación de nuestra “Teoría de Cambio,” cual servirá para guiarnos para los próximos varios años.

No estás disponible? Considera donar aquí ó ponte en contacto para patrocinar: events@womaninc.org


¿Hay una edad mínima para entra al evento?

Nos gustaría tener personas de todas edades, pero el local sólo permite personas de 21 años y más

¿Cuales son mis opciones de transporte ó estacionamiento para llegar al evento?

Monroe queda a 0.8 millas de las estaciones de BART Montgomery ó Embarcadero. Puede caminar ó tomar un camión MUNI por 20 minutos. Hay un estacionamiento público (de paga) cruzando la calle del local, y dentro de una cuadra.

¿Cómo me puedo comunicar con la organizadora con mis preguntas?

Envíanos un correo electrónico a events@womaninc.org

¿Tengo que imprimir mi boleto para el evento?

Por favor imprima su boleto ó traiga un boleto electrónico (en su teléfono) que nos pueda mostrar en la puerta

¿Puedo transferir mi registración ó boleto?

Todos las ventas de boletos son definitivos. No podemos reembolsar, pero sí puede transferir su boleto.

Salsa Sunday at El Rio Benefitting W.O.M.A.N., Inc.

Please join us for fun & drinks at El Rio’s Salsa Sunday! Folks at the front door will be collecting donations for W.O.M.A.N., Inc. between 3pm and 4pm. Your contributions go straight back to our programs supporting domestic violence survivors, their friends & family. Please be sure to sign in at front to let them know you’re there to support W.O.M.A.N., Inc. We look forward to seeing you and your pals there!
More about El Rio’s Salsa Sundays:
“Every 2nd and 4th Sunday afternoons, we have some of the best Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia bands from the bay area on our Fabulous Patio. DJEmotions spins on the patio!
Join us to welcome VISSION LATINA!
3:15 Free Dance Class with Gonzalo
This weeks 3-4p beneficiary is- W.O.M.A.N. Inc

3p door/$8 before 4p and $10 after
Bands play from 4-8p

Every Salsa Sunday, we donate all door proceeds from 3-4p to a different not for profit group. Everything to local neighborhood groups to LGBT agencies.

Sunday Salsa is the longest running Live Salsa Dance Party in SF. We have been going strong for 33+ .”

W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s 40th Birthday Party

The W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Board of Directors is planning a fundraising event in celebration of our 40th birthday! Over the past four decades, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. has worked tirelessly supporting tens of thousands of people impacted by domestic violence. It goes without saying that the community plays an important role in our ability to show up, day in and day out, for survivors and their supporters. We hope you join us in toasting the last 40 years & many more to come!

Location: 505 Natoma Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm



En las últimas cuatro décadas,

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. ha trabajado incansablemente apoyando a decenas de miles de personas afectadas por la violencia doméstica. No hace falta decir que la comunidad juega un papel importante en nuestra capacidad para estar, día tras día, para los sobrevivientes y sus apoyantes. ¡Esperemos que nos acompañen a celebrar nuestros 40 años y muchos más por venir!

Cuando: Jueves, 3 de Mayo, 2018 | 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Donde: 505 Natoma Street, San Francisco, CA 94103



Dismantling & Rebuilding: An Evening for Stronger, Safer Communities

The W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Board of Directors warmly invites you to Dismantling & Rebuilding: An Evening for Stronger, Safer Communities. We’re celebrating our Executive Director Jill Zawisza’s 20 years of leadership in the domestic violence field and her 10th anniversary with W.O.M.A.N., Inc.

Dismantling & Rebuilding is about anti-oppression, intersectional feminism, collaboration across difference, and holding collective power. Inspired by Audre Lorde’s observation that “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house,” the event promotes stronger, safer communities rooted in intersectionality and inclusion.

Join us for art, music, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction in an intimate gallery space. Meet our Board, our volunteers, and our incredible staff of seven who provide crisis line, therapeutic, and other supports to survivors of domestic violence in the Bay Area and beyond.

RSVP & Get Tickets here: www.womaninc.org/DAR2017

Support W.O.M.A.N., Inc. – 2016 Allstate Purple Purse Challenge


W.O.M.A.N., Inc. has been selected again to participate in The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge! Last year, this campaign raised nearly $3.1 million for DV organizations across the nation & we’re going to be apart of that effort for the 2nd year in a row.

So here’s the deal: The Purple Purse Challenge is a fundraising campaign launched by The Allstate Foundation where DV organizations compete to raise the most money during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The top team wins a grand prize cash donation of $100,000 from The Allstate Foundation. We are one of 250 agencies selected throughout the U.S., so this is a pretty cool opportunity!

It starts on September 28th at 9am PST and, this year, more than $650,000 will be given away to participating organizations in the Challenge. We’d get big monetary prizes for placing in the top 5 and opportunities to win prizes during the weekly bonus challenges that happen throughout the month. On top of all of that, we get to keep 100% of all the funds we raise in the process. Pretty dang sweet.

How You Can Help: Join Our Team, Become a Fundraiser!

Please consider joining our team as a fundraiser. By reaching out to your network of supporters, you can help us make an even bigger impact. You’d be helping us increase our visibility, raise awareness for domestic violence and fund our awesome programs!

It takes less than five minutes to set up a fundraiser. All you have to do is Go Here and click ‘Fundraise for This Campaign.’

Once you join the team, you have the option to personalize your page with a story and photos to illustrate why our cause is important to you. Then, when the Challenge starts on September 28th, share it with your people and start garnering support! Just the simple act of joining our team, gives us the opportunity to qualify for the first bonus challenge. Not only would this be a much appreciated effort to support us, there will be donation incentives and/or giveaways as the challenge progresses, so stay tuned!

Thanks in advance for your participation!

More info:

Learn more about the Purple Purse Campaign

Read about how we did last year on our blog

Losangmonlam Art Exhibition Opening & Benefit

losangmonlam would like to invite you to his exhibition of new work, on display from March 1-31, 2016 at BeBeBar Juice and Sandwich shop here in our mission neighborhood.

losangmonlam has kindly offered to donate 25% of all sales during the exhibit to W.O.M.A.N. Inc. So please stop by; even if just to appreciate the color on the walls.

losangmonlam, Blase (as we know him) has been in service to WOMAN Inc. handling our finance, HR and admin functions.

You are invited to the opening at BeBeBar Juice + Sandwich Shop at 3809 18th Street, (at Church and Dolores Park), San Francisco on Friday, March 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

For further information on losangmonlam (or blase as we know him), please visit www.losangmonlam.com

Bow Wow Bonanza! Our 3rd Annual Doggie Meet Up

The Bow Wow Bonanza is back in action!!! After organizing and settling on a location change, we are SO excited to announce that we’ve got a permit secured and a space reserved at the beautiful Lake Merritt Amphitheater!

Calling all animal lovers, advocates and do-gooders alike! Please join us on Sunday, October 18th with your pets, friends and/or family members at this FUNdraiser benefiting W.O.M.A.N., Inc. The Bow Wow Bonzanza not only highlights the correlation between pet abuse and domestic violence but also that pets make great companions for the self-care, recovery, and healing of domestic abuse survivors. All proceeds go towards the W.O.M.A.N., Inc. pet fund which will help survivors pay for away-hotels, veterinary costs, and pet food when in need. Join the community and their beloved animal friends at the Bow Wow Bonanza!

Be sure your animal pals are dressed to impress because the PUParazzi will be in full swing! There will also be some great prizes for your best dressed companions & for generous humans who decide to donate to the pet fund ahead of time. (https://www.crowdrise.com/WomenOrganizedToMakeAbuseNonEx/fundraiser/petfund)

Invite your friends & family! We certainly hope you can join us!

– 1st 10 people to arrive & have RSVPed on Facebook receive a little gift
– Attendants photographed at the meet up will be apart of our 2016 Pet Calendar. Be apart of a Bow Wow collage and/or get photographed & submit a 25-50 word blurb about what your pet means to you. In, addition to being featured on our Facebook page, it may be selected to be highlighted in our 2016 Pet Calendar! You are welcome to write your submission prior to, during or after the event.

***Due to permit restrictions, we will not be collecting donations on site. If you are interested in contributing to the Pet Fund, please do so online. Much appreciated!***

Team W.O.M.A.N., Inc. | 2015 Allstate Purple Purse Challenge

We’re super excited to announce that we were chosen to be apart of The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge, a fundraising campaign launched by The Allstate Foundation to raise awareness about financial abuse and to promote economic empowerment. As one of ~160 domestic violence agencies throughout the nation chosen to participate, it is HUGE that we were selected. This is an amazing opportunity to fund raise and increase visibility and awareness.

It all starts on October 1st and to give back, they’ll be donating $495,000 to organizations focused on ending domestic violence and assisting survivors with financial independence. The organization that raises the most during the Challenge will get a $100,000 donation* to their cause. Second place gets $75,000, third gets $50,000, fourth gets $25,000 and fifth place gets a $20,000 donation. We’re ready to raise as much money as possible and we really need your help to make it happen.

How You Can Help

1) Become a Fundraiser
It would be so amazing if our incredible supporters became fundraisers. By setting up a fundraiser for our cause and reaching out to your network of supporters, imagine the impact we can have.

It takes less than five minutes to set up a fundraiser. All you have to do is Go Here and click ‘Fundraise for This Campaign.’

Once you start your fundraiser, make sure to update it with the story of why you’re one of our biggest supporters. Allstate says the more compelling the story, the more likely you are to get donations. Also make sure to put pics and even videos on your fundraising page that help to illustrate why this cause means so much to you. Then, when the Challenge starts on October 1st, share it with everyone you know and start raising money. Not only would this be a great and much appreciated opportunity to support us, the fundraiser who raises the most money will win THE limited edition Purple Purse designed by Scandal’s Kerry Washington!

2) Donate
If fundraising isn’t a viable option for you, select a fundraiser and give what you can! Every donation makes a difference, no matter how big or small.*

3) Spread the word!
We understand fundraising takes time, donating takes money and that not all of us have the capacity for that. Just taking a moment to share this on your social media platforms would be a great help! We created a Facebook event for easy sharing — you can access it here.

To learn more about the Purple Purse Foundation click here

*Restrictions: Must have donations from 25 unique donors, minimum donation is $10, No donation amount can exceed $10,000, No donor can account for more than 75% of the overall amount earned