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July 2018
Photo credit: SDPride.org
CCS stands alongside NNEDV and our community partners to affirm our ongoing support for the LGBTQIA+ communities during San Diego Pride. All survivors deserve safety and support regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. 

LGBTQIA+ individuals are significantly impacted by domestic violence and face unique barriers to safety. It is critical that LGBTQIA+ survivors never have to consider homophobia and transphobia when accessing resources to increase their safety. Our vision is for all people to live full, free, expressive and empowered lives in a safe, vibrant, healthy and peaceful community.

Check out the events below and get involved with CCS at San Diego Pride 2018!
San Diego Pride Events
She Fest
Saturday, July 7

She Fest is a woman-centered and trans-inclusive event that celebrates and supports the talents and contributions of women while fostering meaningful connections within and between the LGBTQIA+ and larger San Diego communities.  Come visit CCS' resource table!

Event Details

Spirit of Stonewall Rally
Friday, July 13

San Diego Pride's Spirit of Stonewall Rally is a time to recognize and honor leaders who are working hard to preserve gains and meet the many challenges still facing the LGBTQIA+ communities.
Liat Wexler, CCS Training Specialist, will be speaking at the rally, addressing   sexual assault in the LGBTQIA+ communities.  Join us!




The Festival
Sat-Sun, July 14-15

The Pride Festival includes live entertainment, vendors, exhibits, food, and community resources.  CCS will be tabling at Utopia: Gender and Health Oasis next to the main festival gate on Saturday, July 14, 12pm-8pm. Stop by and see us!
Program Highlight: Survivors Retreat

Hope & Healing

CCS' Sexual Assault Victim Advocates hosted our annual Survivor's Retreat in June.  It is a special day of hope and healing. Survivors are able to join together and practice self-care in a supportive, peaceful, and safe environment.  

A Call to Volunteers

You Can Change a Life

Volunteers are at the heart and soul of what we do.  
We are currently in need of volunteers to help with our 24-hour crisis hotline and our Sexual Assault Response Team.  Email our staff directly and get more information.  Our next training is July 23. 

Julio Mauricio   jmauricio@ccssd.org

Natali Warren    nwarren@ccssd.org
Meet Our New President

Jessica Pride
Sexual Assault Attorney

This July, longtime supporter, advocate, volunteer and philanthropist, Jessica Pride was inducted as CCS' Board President.  We look forward to the leadership, compassion and expertise Jessica Pride brings to our cause! Learn more about our new board present.  Visit our blog  Visit our blog  
Thank You to The Cushman Foundation!
We are deeply grateful and humbled to be awarded a Making a Difference in San Diego grant from The Cushman Foundation.

Grant funds will be used to provide a victim advocate who will respond 24/7 to strangulation victims of domestic violence. Studies have shown that survivors of extreme physical assault and strangulation attempts are at high risk for long-term negative health impacts and death.  The Victim Advocate Response Team (VART) will offer advocacy, hospital accompaniment, safety planning and linkage to a comprehensive array of  life-saving services for survivors.  Our team will  enlist partner agencies such as health providers and law enforcement in coordinating intervention strategies to better serve these victims.  Thank you Cushman Foundation for improving the health and safety or our community.

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