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09 Apr We Are Here For You

Victims of all types of crime—both violent and non-violent—may experience trauma, which includes not only physical injuries, but the mental and emotional wounds caused by the victimization. Sometimes that trauma is compounded in the aftermath of a crime—in the re-telling of details to law enforcement...

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27 Mar Enough is Enough

By Gigi Tsontos, LCSW, MPA Chief Executive Officer, WTLC In March we celebrated International Women's Day, participated in National Youth Violence Prevention Week, and this year we saw a National School Walkout and a March for Our Lives. The message is clear: ENOUGH is ENOUGH. Standing for...

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28 Jul Domestic Violence is a Health Crisis

Domestic Violence is a Health Crisis Gigi Tsontos May 30, 2016 Recently I spoke to a group of donors celebrating WTLC’s 40th Anniversary of serving survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. I shared the stories of the most severe and prolonged public health crisis of our time,...

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28 Jul Language Is Key to Change

Language Is Key to Change Ending Domestic Violence Gigi Tsontos June 30, 2016 As members of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, both as an individual and through WTLC, I share the commitment of our recent conference “Shifting the Lens”.  The sessions discussed everything from how to engage...

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08 Mar Media Teens and Love

Inundated with news and information, how do teens learn about relationships in this modern era.  WTLC spent the month of February sharing tips about healthy relationships directed at teens. The campaigns focused on what we want in a relationship instead of what we don’t. Now let’s...

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07 Jan 40th Anniversary Letter

Happy New Year and happy 40th Anniversary to WTLC! When the Women's Transitional Living Center was founded in 1976, we were operating on shoestring budget and could only offer a support environment and emergency shelter for women and children who had survived situations of domestic...

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