My Sister’s House helps domestic abuse survivors in a culturally sensitive and holistic way

For a little over two decades a women’s shelter in Sacramento, Calif. has helped domestic abuse survivors in a culturally sensitive and holistic way. While its longtime executive director, Nilda Valmores, stepped down last year, My Sister’s House continues to support survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, human trafficking and sexual assault. Yen Marshall took […]

Domestic abuse survivors face greater obstacles in seeking help during the pandemic

Domestic violence organizations in Northern California have seen a decrease in calls since the Bay Area’s shelter-in-place orders were issued in mid-March. Organizations serving Asian Pacific Islander communities said the orders have further complicated their clienteles’ access to services. Organizations such as the Asian Women’s Shelter in San Francisco said calls to its crisis hotline […]

Japanese vice consul charged with 14 counts of domestic violence

SAN MATEO, Calif. (Bay City News Service) — A Japanese diplomat living in San Bruno has been arrested and charged with 14 counts of domestic violence stemming from alleged attacks on his wife, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Yoshiaki Nagaya, 32, on May 7 pleaded not guilty to all charges in […]

Survivors rally to save domestic violence orgs from up to $800,000 in budget cuts

(Bay City News Service) — Survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking cried out on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall May 5 against possibly losing up to $800,000 of city funding. In order to close the city’s $306 million deficit, a draft budget proposal includes a 15 or 28 percent cut to the […]

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