We set out to understand how survivors and others in the domestic violence field across California define survivor success. What we found calls into question many basic assumptions of the domestic violence field, and highlights important opportunities for strengthening systems’ response across California and nationwide.
Hear from survivors of domestic violence, how they define success for themselves, and the disconnects between survivors’ voices and the programs designed to support them. You’ll learn how domestic violence is not central to most survivors’ identity – and how we can redefine success from a survivor’s perspective.
Download our report that shares our data gathering process, findings and where to go next when addressing domestic violence.
Learn about how organizations design programs and initiatives with wellbeing at the center, how they work past barriers, and what this approach has unlocked for themselves and their communities.
This toolkit provides guidance for the philanthropic community and other stakeholders interested in supporting long-term, sustainable change for people living at the intersection of poverty, violence, trauma and oppression.
Learn how domestic violence practitioners can shift from a singular focus on short-term safety toward increasing survivor safety in the context of creating opportunities to support long-term wellbeing.