By joining the Partnership, you become part of a mighty movement.
“Membership has provided me with the opportunity to have a voice regarding state law and policy that affects my community and the victims we serve. Through legislative advocacy, I have discovered powerful new ways to assist my clients and collaborate with colleagues across the state.”– Adam Dodge, Legal Director, Laura’s House
The COVID-19 pandemic has made our already planned priorities around homelessness and prevention even more urgent. Sheltering in place is needed to stop the spread of COVID-19—but home isn’t a safe place for everyone. Housing for domestic violence survivors was an already urgent issue, and has become even more so in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Current resources simply do not meet the need, and we see survivors waiting for the relief of a safe roof over their heads.
Sheltering at home shouldn’t lead to more violence—but survivors and their children are currently exposed to abusive behaviors with fewer opportunities to seek help. If healthy relationship and consent skills are built into the fabric of Californians’ lives, we could avoid the devastating outcomes we›re currently seeing. This doesn’t have to be a part of our reality. When we invest in prevention, we ensure that all generations—especially youth—have the tools to break the cycle of intergenerational violence.