Intimate partner abuse affects our entire community: one in four women, one in seven men and one in two transgender individuals here in San Mateo County will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. With numbers like this, it’s all but certain that someone we know well has experienced domestic violence… even if they’ve never told us.
Meanwhile, CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) is the only domestic violence organization that serves our county of three quarters of a million people. Last year, CORA received over 12,000 requests for assistance across their incredible array of services. That’s a request every 45 minutes, every day, all year long! CORA’s 24-hour emergency hotline connects individual survivors and families with counseling, emergency housing, support groups, safety planning and legal assistance.
CORA’s CEO, Karen Ferguson, will join us to discuss CORA’s services and how they help those suffering abuse. Through our Share the Plate offering this week, we at UUFRC can help CORA meet our community’s clear and pervasive need.
Donations can be made from Friday, 08/18/23 through Tuesday, 08/22/23 using PayPal link https://www.uufrc.org/community/giving and writing “Share the Plate” in the memo line. On the Sunday of the collection, all donations, unless otherwise specified, go to Share the Plate.
To learn more about CORA go to: www.corasupport.org