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“CORA has the skill, the staff, the knowledge. All that’s needed is you.”
Dear CORA Supporter,
Sometimes it’s hard to know how we can make a difference in this world. The problems often seem prolific and too large. Did you know there is an issue you can address in your own community? One that moves the needle nationally – intimate partner abuse.
When you partner with CORA, you are making a difference. You understand the far-reaching effects of intimate partner abuse. You care. You want to help. Your generosity combined with CORA’s forty years of experience and expertise create a powerful response to domestic violence.
Intimate partner abuse takes on many forms: physical, emotional, financial, sexual and so much more. Whatever form it takes, it sits at the intersection of the other types of injustice plaguing our society.
When you take on domestic violence, you are taking on income and gender inequality. You address LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights. You stand against racism and sexism. Addressing the human rights issue in your backyard may feel small, but it makes a huge impact.
When you and CORA work together, great things can happen. Partnering your passion with an organization that has served San Mateo County for over four decades makes perfect sense.
CORA was at the forefront of the domestic violence movement in America in the 1970s. We opened our first safe house and, later, started a 24-hour emergency hotline. Being at the forefront of the movement didn’t stop there. Over the decades we’ve built systems with local law enforcement to better help survivors. We added mental health and legal services for clients. Recently we’ve institutionalized LGBTQ+ specific services and expanded the children’s program to new heights.
At CORA, we continue to build connections with fellow service organizations. And not only organizations that do anti-violence work. Working together helps each of us address issues and challenges more effectively. It also spurs innovation and unique problem-solving.
There’s so much more still to do. With your help, assistance can expand. Can you envision being able to work more collaboratively throughout our community thereby enhancing our ability to serve? Imagine furthering the vision of equity, justice, and inclusion. The opportunities are many. We are poised to step into this exciting and creative space. All that’s needed is your support.
You know about innovation. You live in a place that is world recognized for it. At its heart, innovation is about not being complacent. We can never become complacent.
The true impact is about social change. Your support drives that social change. You know that CORA has always been a leader in this community; always present and ready to serve families, victims, and survivors. CORA has the skill, the staff, the knowledge. All that’s needed is you.
Now is a time of great opportunity. With your support and passion, that opportunity can be realized. Your support opens the door into a creative and innovative space, and effects change at the very intersection of society’s injustices.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.