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WomenSV founder and director Ruth Patrick speaks at a fundraiser last month. The illustration behind her depicts the lifelong consequences of domestic violence. WomenSV focuses on abused women in middle- to upper-income communities.
• Mission: WomenSV promotes the basic human right of every woman and child to live in peace, safety and freedom in their own homes. The organization focuses on women who have suffered intimate partner violence perpetrated by powerful, affluent abusers in middle- to upper-income communities.
• 2016 update: WomenSV offers direct client services and awareness-raising public presentations and professional trainings. The organization helped 94 women this year, for a total of 603 women served since the organization’s inception in 2012.