A Look Back in History

Dear Friends, Project Woman has a long history dating back to 1974. Initially organized as a volunteer operated rape crisis center it became dually certified as a domestic violence emergency shelter program in 1975. At a time when there was no Violence Against Women...

Safety Planning for the Holidays

The holidays are often a time of joy and community, but for people in abusive relationships, the holidays can be dangerous. Spending time with family and friends, dealing with financial stress and traveling can make safety planning a challenge. Family and friends of...

2016 Candlelight Vigil

It is October. It is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we celebrate, remember, and provide hope. Thank you to everyone who came out to this year’s annual Candlelight Vigil to show support and bring awareness to issues of domestic and intimate partner violence in...

Become a “Story-Changer”

Dear Friends, It is summer! School is out. We have celebrated this year’s graduates. We have earnestly planted gardens and are eagerly planning vacation time. Most of us are looking forward to some type of leisure, rest, and relaxation. However, we are also reminded...

1 in 5…

Millions watched as Lady Gaga shared the Oscars' stage with survivors of sexual assault during her powerful performance of "Til It Happens To You." The message was clear: we must change the culture that enables sexual assault, and support the one in five undergraduate...

There is NO Place for Shame

Victim shaming comments and questions focus the blame on the wrong person. When women began stepping forward late last year accusing comedian and actor Bill Cosby of various incidents of sexual assault in the 70s, the public’s opinion was swift and clear: These women...

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. 3 in 4 parents have never talked to their kids about domestic violence or sexual assault. Talking about what it means to have a healthy relationship is the first step to preventing dating violence and abuse. Dating...

Amelia Earhart Day

Amelia Earhart Day, is today, January 11. To quote Amelia Earhart: "Women should do for themselves what men have already done - occasionally what men have not done - thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater...

2015 Candlelight Vigil Speech

It is October. It is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we are once again gathering to celebrate, to remember, and to provide hope. A person calling our Crisis Hotline said to the recently, “I just don’t think anyone will believe me,” as she was sharing details of...

From Bully to Batterer

Can childhood bullying turn into domestic violence later in life? There’s a lot of attention and rightly so, on bullying these days. No longer is teasing and name-calling being accepted as just “kids being kids.” The negative effects of bullying can often be...