In the aftermath of the murder of a young woman in broad daylight outside her home in San Carlos last September, CORA and the City of San Carlos launched SPEAK UP to save lives. The campaign educates community members through outreach to local businesses so that anyone experiencing intimate partner abuse is offered a safe path to seek help. From nail and beauty salons, to dental offices and fitness gyms, our businesses have contact with community members who may be at risk. This brief training gives employees in these businesses (large and small) quick tools to spot intimate partner abuse and to offer resources. San Carlos has supported the development and piloting of SPEAK UP. Now we want to bring the program to your city.
If you are a city official and want to learn more, reach out! We’ll share how we would work together to launch SPEAK UP in your city. Citizens who want see more done to stop domestic violence in your community, reach out to your city’s representatives! Tell them why you think it’s critically important that your city addresses domestic violence today and share this webpage with them.