A Look at the New Year with CORA’s Executive Director

As a member of the CORA community, welcome to 2018! I am as excited as ever about what we accomplished this last year and to give you a glimpse of…

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Cultural Acceptance, Not Coercion

Domestic violence is more than just an issue between two people. It is a communal, worldwide problem. Intimate partner abuse affects women and men all around the world and encompasses…

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4 Ways to Be an “Upstander” about Domestic Violence

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the role of a bystander is that of a silent witness, a “chance spectator.” This definition fits in line with the familiar, pervasive cultural…

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The San Bernardino Shooting, Law Enforcement and Partnerships that Matter

Like you, when I read the words “San Bernardino Shooting,” my heart sunk, initially thinking about the tragic incident that took 14 lives there in 2015, but this time it…

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Celebrating Spring at CORA’s Safe Houses

This week, the clients in CORA’s safe houses gathered together to celebrate their yearly Spring Celebration. We often talk about the challenges survivors face (and there are many), so we…

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CORA Celebrates International Transgender Day of Visibility

This Friday, March 31st marks the 8th annual celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility. Rachel Crandall, head of an organization called Transgender Michigan, called for the creation of Transgender…

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Get to Know Rosemary, CORA’s Board Chair

Transforming lives doesn’t just happen. It takes committed, passionate, caring people giving their support and time. People like CORA’s current Board Chair, Rosemary. With a huge heart and a strong…

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The Year Ahead – A Word from the Executive Director

As we round the bend into 2017 and CORA gets ready to mark 40 years of service to San Mateo County, I can hardly believe how much we have grown.…

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CORA Recognizes Transgender Awareness Week

At CORA, we believe everyone has the right to live free of domestic violence. Everyone! This week individuals and communities around the world commemorate Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day…

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Meet Our New LGBTQ Clinical Victim Advocate

This summer, CORA extended our Mental Health Services team with the newly created role of LGBTQ Clinical Victim Advocate. This position provides individual and group therapy to survivors and engages in…

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Donor Spotlight – Rumana Jabeen

It’s true: it takes a community to end domestic violence. The good CORA does is only possible because of the support of wonderful, caring donors and we’re grateful for each…

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Taking a Knee For Domestic Violence

As someone who’s worked to provide shelter, counseling and legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence for nearly 15 years, I know what righteous indignation feels like. I have seen…

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