Violence Against Women Grants Program

Violence Against Women (VAW) Prevention and Intervention Grants Program

Community Needs Assessment and Department Reports

Year-End Performance Summary Reports

Violence Against Women (VAW) Prevention and Intervention Grants Program

The Violence Against Women (VAW) Prevention and Intervention Grants Program is a major program for the Department on the Status of Women. These grant dollars fund community-based programs in San Francisco that provide essential violence prevention and intervention services to the community. Partner Agencies provide services to women and youth who are survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault in the following six priority service areas:

  1. Emergency Shelter
  2. Transitional Housing
  3. Crisis Lines
  4. Intervention and Advocacy
  5. Legal Services
  6. Prevention and Education

It is absolutely imperative that our community has the resources to care for those affected by gender-based violence and for the prevention of these crimes. The list below indicates agencies that are partnered with VAW

​Click here to view a complete VAW Partner Agency Contact List


Community Needs Assessments and Department Reports

In order to determine where funds would be most effectively allocated, community needs assessments and department reports were compiled and analyzed. The following reports give insight to communities in need and how to best serve these communities.

Written by ETR Associates, this comprehensive report detials the needs of the San Francisco community. It will help draft the 2014 Violence Against Women Prevention and Intervention Request for Funding Proposal (RFP).

PDF-Icon 2014 Violence Against Women Community Needs Assessment

The Department conducted a 24-hour survey of domestic violence service providers to gain a better sense of the help-seeking patterns of victims of domestic violence. The report outlines the findings of this survey.

Domestic Violence Counts: 2009 Census of Domestic Violence Services

This needs assessment conducted in 2007 showcases the strengths of the current provider network, and examines gaps in the domestic violence intervention system.

Creating a Safer San Francisco: Integrating Multicultural Strategies to End Violence Against Women and Girls (2007) 

Year-End Performance Summary Reports

The Department produces a year-end performance evaluation each fiscal year to provide information on the amount of funding that Partner Agencies receive and analyzes the impact they make in the community. Click below to view the reports.

PDF-Icon FY 2013 - 2014

PDF iconFY 2012-2013

PDF iconFY 2011 - 2012

PDF iconFY 2010 - 2011

PDF iconFY 2009 - 2010

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