Domestic Violence Assistance Center Gets Big Donation
Sacramento County’s primary provider of services to domestic violence victims has received one of its largest cash donations ever.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
The Weave Counseling Center will use nearly half of its 125 thousand dollar donation from Verizon for a pilot program to help domestic violence victims get help in the workplace.
Beth Hassett, executive director of Weave in Sacramento, says the program will be called “Silence Doesn’t Work Here:”
So many victims have jobs and unfortunately, often do lose their jobs, because of the domestic violence they’re experiencing. They miss a lot of work. Their abuser calls their work or shows up there.
Hassett says the program will educate victims, employers and co-workers about reporting domestic violence.Officials with Verizon say domestic violence has been one of their causes for some time now. A Verizon employee was killed in the parking lot of a Rancho Cordova store by her estranged partner last January.