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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events:

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) - a time in which we honor the courageous survivors who turn to Rainbow Services for help, our dedicated staff who provide help & hope on a daily basis, and our supportive donors and community partners who are essential to the work that we do to end the cycle of family violence.

Rainbow's Annual OPEN HOUSE
First Thursday, October 5th,  5 - 8 PM
Join us as at our Resource Center, located at 453 W. 7th Street in San Pedro,  to explore art, hear about the incredible work we do, and explore ways in which you can support Rainbow and contribute towards building a  healthy community.  It is First Thursday in San Pedro and there will be food trucks a plenty!  Several have committed to providing a percentage of their proceeds to Rainbow that evening.  

Brunch For A Cause
Saturday, October 21
Our very first Brunch for A Cause fundraiser will feature a Silent Auction, a wine boutique, and a cooking demonstration by the Depot's famed chef Michael Schafer.  More details and formal invitations coming soon!

Premier Bank of Palos Verdes

In June, Rainbow Services celebrated 34 years of providing help & hope to survivors in the South Bay.  The Birthday Celebration was sponsored and hosted by Premier Bank of Palos Verdes. We are truly grateful for their support and want to express our appreciation to Julia Parton for her amazing party planning skills, and John Polen (pictured with Board Member, Dana Brooks, and Executive Director, Elizabeth Eastlund) for all you do to support Rainbow and our community.  Additionally, we are grateful for LA City Councilmember Joe Buscaino's generosity in providing event sponsorship.  A huge thank you to our Arc En Ciel volunteers, for all of your efforts that made the evening a success.  Finally, to our supporters, thank you for your generosity in support of Rainbow's work to end the cycle of violence.  There is always time to honor Rainbow's work by clicking Donate Now or the link above.  

Half of Female Homicide Victims Killed by Intimate Partner

A new CDC Report  highlights the sobering statistic that most women who are victims of homicide, are killed by their intimate partners. Rainbow is committed to providing information, support and resources to those who are seeking help.    In a society that often places blame on the victim - "why doesn't she just leave?" - we understand that it takes courage to ask for help, to actually leave an abusive relationship, and that leaving is often one of the most dangerous times for victims. Changing this tragic statistic requires a bold culture change that builds healthy connections-because that is the foundation for strong and healthy communities.  To learn more about the recent report, click  here.  

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