Everyone has a role to play in the fight against sexual assault and we are here to help you determine yours.
Their story: Monarch Services started in 1977 with the establishment of a safe shelter for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and later became one of the first rape crisis centers funded in California. With a mission of social justice for all, the organization has expanded its bilingual services and programs to focus on meeting the unique needs of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. That includes providing everything from peer counseling to a direct outreach program aimed at children and young adults. The organization also helps connect participants with local therapists, and provides workshops and outreach focused on healthy relationships, consent and related issues. During the pandemic, they’ve been conducting webinars and virtual workshops and working with local teachers to incorporate their training into remote learning plans.
Fundraising focus: Monarch's Adopt-a-Family program in early December will be different due to COVID. Rather than wrapped gifts, they're requesting gift cards ranging from $25-100 from local businesses. For more info, go here.
We always want to prevent violence first — that’s a core part of our services.