Last year was a stellar year in the history of Center for Domestic Peace. As part our 40th anniversary celebration and activities, we created an inspiring video, Journey, which documents the milestones, rich history, and people who have worked towards ending domestic violence in Marin and beyond. It was featured at our anniversary party at Terrapin Crossroads with more than 200 of our supporters in attendance. We invite you to watch it if you have not already. It’s on our homepage: www.c4dp.org.
With 40 years of progress behind us, we are committed to making even greater strides in the years to come. We are proud of our expanded capacity (50% increase), both in shelter beds through the House that Love Built campaign, and in our programs and outreach capacities.
As you read this edition of PeaceWatch, you will learn about our increased efforts to actively include all people in their search for help through our focus on accessibility enhancements, outreach to the LGBTQ community, mobile services for geographically isolated parts of the county, and engaging more young people from schools throughout Marin.
In spite of the many advances being made to end domestic violence and youth dating abuse – and the abundance and generosity in our community – we experienced a decline in support from individuals and family foundations this last fiscal year for the first time since the recession. We are deeply grateful to the donors who stepped up to help us close the gap by June 30th.
So, as you look to your philanthropy goals for this year, please remember that your financial support is an act of generosity and compassion for the women, children, and men who benefit from our services. We are grateful to each and every one of you who is able to support our work by making a contribution. Click here to donate now!
As Winston S. Churchill famously said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
Natasha Singh and Cynthia Murray
C4DP Board Co-Chairs