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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 09:06 AM
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WEAVE fights traditional images of domestic violence offering men help from abusers
WEAVE fights traditional images of domestic violence offering men help from abusers


SACRAMENTO, CA - When they first opened their doors and became incorporated in 1978, they likely had no idea how their role might evolve as a provider of crisis intervention services in Sacramento. Even their name indicated they were going into business with the intent of helping women -- not men.

The founders called their organization WEAVE: Women Escaping A Violent Environment. 32 years later, the name endures.

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"I didn't know about them, and I didn't know they would help men," said Paul Smith, a WEAVE client.

Another WEAVE Client, Michael Dimmitt, said he also thought the organization might not be for him.

"It's not well known among men that WEAVE services are available to them," Dimmitt said. "Men don't talk about it with each other."

The "it" he's referring to is domestic violence. Four years ago, Dimmitt and Smith both would have had a hard time talking about their situations. Now, they have no problem sharing details they once considered mortifying.

http://www.news10.net/news/story.aspx?storyid=79747&catid=2
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 09:12 AM
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1. this is so good to hear and see.... excellent. nt
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 09:14 AM
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2. kick and rec
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Dogtown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 09:20 AM
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3. K&R n/t
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enlightenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 10:01 AM
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4. So happy to see this article.
As the DOJ numbers suggest, this is not a minor issue.

Thank you for posting.
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 10:11 AM
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6. Many people are in denial about the amount of domestic violence that targets men
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 10:06 AM
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5. Good.
Violence is a cycle. Getting men away from violent relationships saves the lives of both men and women.
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Lilith Velkor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 11:38 AM
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7. k n' r
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