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The First Step Forward Graduation

Forty women – each a survivor of domestic violence – were honored at a graduation ceremony held at Amanecer on June 23. The festive event was a celebration of their victory over years of abuse and violence and their determination to make a better life for themselves and their children.

During the program, four graduates shared stirring personal stories of past abuse and their struggle to attain a violence-free life.  State Senator Kevin de León also addressed the graduates and guests, providing his perspective on the issue of abuse and his commitment to help end violence against women.

The graduates recently completed The First Step Forward, Amanecer’s year-long program for victims of domestic violence. In addition to receiving individual, family and group counseling, the women worked one-on-one with a case manager, attended life skills, parenting and job-preparation training sessions, and were matched with employment, housing, vocational and other important resources in the community.

Many thanks to Wells Fargo Foundation and Verizon Foundation for their generous $10,000 grants to the program. The combined $20,000 in grant funding will be doubled ($40,000!), thanks to our matching funds grant through the Weingart Foundation.


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