Access, Inc., established in 1967, has a mission to address the needs of the most vulnerable and under-served populations in San Diego County, especially transition age, at-risk youth; recent or unassimilated immigrants, and victims of domestic violence, trafficking, or other forms of exploitation, opening doors of opportunity to them by providing counseling, education, case management, legal assistance, career exploration and placement services to assist them to achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence. www.access2jobs.org
The Access, Inc. VAWA Legal Program began in 1997. This program received an initial $10,000 grant from the San Diego Foundation Alice B. Hayes Discretionary Fund to identify and represent 25 immigrant victims of domestic violence. Since that time, this program has grown to now serve 200 immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking each year in San Diego County.
Beyond providing legal assistance, we are working to empower women to speak out and advocate for other women who are struggling in unhealthy relationships through monthly workshops and a year long leadership program to combat gender based violence.
With a minimum donation of $10, you can help us change lives and improve our communities for children to live free from violence.