The YWCA Monterey County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
As an organization, our primary focus is providing support and assistance to victims and survivors of domestic violence. We try to gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and realities that victims and survivors face in response to the violence and abuse they endure. To address domestic violence, our agency takes a holistic approach. We examine domestic violence from various perspectives, to include the individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal levels. By considering these different aspects, we gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics and complexities of domestic violence. DV not only impacts individuals but families, communities and even animals where perpetrators exert their control over abusing family pets.
The shelter helped me feel safer and my needs where met. Meeting other women in the same situation and making friends who understand me.
- Jane Doe