Since 1972, the YWCA Monterey County has worked to empower women, families and individuals in efforts to build a stronger community by advocating for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
The YWCA Monterey County provides victims of domestic violence with shelter and safety for you and your children, as well as counseling, legal services, and guidance and support as you rebuild your life.
The YWCA Monterey County needs your help in keeping victims of domestic violence safe in our community. To learn how you can help, visit our website at: www.ywcamc.org or call us at (831) 422-8602.
How safe do you feel after going through the process of obtaining a Domestic Violence Restraining Order from your local Superior Court? Many would likely respond that they feel safer…right? After all, if a Judge/Court hears your case and finds… Read More ›
Can Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a psychotherapy technique, accelerate healing in survivors of domestic violence? After a review of current research and a little personal experience, the short answer is, yes.
The majority of clients that walk through our doors are victims of domestic violence (DV). Their stories are painful and the complex symptoms that emerge following chronic interpersonal traumatization have a profound effect on their sense of self, ability to… Read More ›
A Response to Derek Medina: Social Media and Intervention Strategies as a Domestic Violence Resource in Our Community.
In this day and age, violence is everywhere – in movies, cartoons, reality TV, magazines, video games, music, etc. All platforms share the same social media off of which we base our own individual culture … Or do we? Since… Read More ›
Firearms and domestic violence are a lethal combination. About two thirds of intimate partner homicides in the U.S. are committed using guns, underscoring the fact that women face real and significant danger from guns in the hands of their intimate… Read More ›