Monday, October 3, 2016

Dear Supporters:

Last year’s PeaceWatch cover letter from Executive Director, Donna Garske, focused on “What a Difference a Name Makes.” The organization’s name change from Marin Abused Women’s Services (MAWS) to Center for Domestic Peace (C4DP) expresses our vision towards the future and our commitment to domestic peace. With the adoption of this new name, it has been our priority to broaden our reach and dive deeper in our work with those impacted by domestic violence.

In this newsletter, we showcase several areas where those “deep dive” impacts are being made, including in our new “In This Together” therapeutic program with children who have witnessed domestic violence and their survivor parents. Prevention and outreach efforts with teens experiencing dating abuse have expanded to include a county-wide media campaign, and we have just launched a marketing effort to engage affluent women in seeking help from C4DP. Building on our tradition of profiling staff who make the powerful work of C4DP come alive, in this edition you will meet Luz Alvarado, a key member of our management team whose dedication and passion leads our Community Advocacy Program. We also highlight success stories from the “StartUP” fund.

We sincerely hope you will join us at our annual free breakfast event, “Changing the Future for Children” on Friday, October 14 at 8:15 AM at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael. Come celebrate our work with children, hear inspirational stories of children C4DP has helped, and witness the multigenerational impact of C4DP’s work.

Lastly, we look forward to 2017, as it marks our historic 40th anniversary of working together to end domestic violence. It takes all of us, across every gender and community, every age group and social class, actively working together as an undivided force, to end domestic violence. We thank you and wish you peace,

Natasha Singh &  Kim Tsuchimoto

C4DP Board Co-Chairs

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