One in four women will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime.
As the state’s largest private funder of domestic violence services and prevention, our support helps keep doors and phone lines open at the 100-plus shelters and service providers comprising our state’s domestic violence safety net.
Many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans return with post-combat stress, increasing the risk for domestic violence.
From teens to military families, we’re testing new solutions for reaching high-need populations, and collaborating to learn and share what works.
56% of revenue for California domestic violence services is from government sources, which face cuts.
The Foundation supports and convenes key stakeholders to advance the policy dialogue for domestic violence prevention and services.
A recent statewide survey finds that Californians see a greater role for doctors and nurses in addressing domestic violence. Poll results show that individuals across the state recognize the important connection between health care and domestic violence, and support training health professionals to more effectively screen for abuse and support victims. Learn More Domestic Violence and Health Care Partnerships
To achieve our mission of ending domestic violence, our funding strategy aims to bridge the divide between health care and domestic violence (DV). The implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands women's preventive services to include DV screening and counseling. This change creates new opportunities and incentives for domestic violence and healthcare organizations to collaborate. Learn More
Start Strong is a national program to promote healthy relationships among 11- to 14-year-olds and identify promising strategies to prevent teen dating violence. The Foundation supports two Start Strong projects in California. An evaluation of Start Strong was conducted to examine student and teacher differences over time, as well as the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of policy efforts from 2010 to 2012. Learn more
Since 2009, Blue Shield of California Foundation has supported efforts to prevent violence in the homes of military families. Through investments in research, prevention, advocacy, and cross-sector partnerships, these efforts have already made an impact in California. Read the brochure, Insights and Impacts: Preventing Violence in Military Families to learn more.