At the local level Soroptimist International of San Diego (SISD) focuses on assisting local non-profit agencies that center their activities on woman and girl centered needs: substance abuse recovery, transitioning foster youth, educational needs, human trafficking, domestic abuse and violence, self-esteem workshops for teenage girls, and crises intervention are a few examples. SISD members are constantly inspired by the strength and courage of the women and girls we help, and we often watch them move from lives of despair to lives filled with hope.
Second Chance Home for Women
Second Chance Home for Women before and after photos.
Each year, more than 2,000 justice involved men, women and youth come to Second Chance seeking positive pathways to meaningful change. Second Chance offers specialized workforce readiness training, sober-living housing, educational programs and support services essential to achieving self-sufficiency. With your support, justice-involved men, women and youth are given the life-saving resources needed to break the cycle of addiction, poverty and incarceration. Your investment is essential to helping individuals achieve sobriety, secure employment and create a better life.
CARE Program at Grossmont College
CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education) is a California State funded program designed to recruit and assist single parent recipients of CalWORKs. CARE provides support services and/or grant funds to assist single parents with academic support and financial assistance. All students who participate in the CARE program are both EOPS & CARE participants.
STAT! Put Anti-trafficking Awareness Poster in SD Trolleys.
STAT! was formed in 2011 in response to Soroptimist members’ desire to get involved in the fight against human trafficking in San Diego. We chose the acronym STAT! (with an exclamation mark) to emphasize the urgent need to protect women and girls from human traffickers.
STAT! is made up of members from Soroptimist clubs from around the county. Working together allows us to combine our efforts and make a larger impact.
Our focus areas are public awareness and education, and victim/survivor support. STAT! is well know in the San Diego anti-human trafficking community and we are often called upon to support the efforts of victims services providers and awareness campaigns.
Girls Rising is a 501©3 non-profit organization that helps girls achieve success by pairing each girl with an individual mentor to serve as a positive, consistent role model in their lives. In addition, the program offers a series of social, educational and character building events for Big and Little Sisters throughout the year to promote a sense of community, increase social support and introduce girls to new experiences.