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.
Kitchens for Good
Kitchens for Good is dedicated to helping people access careers and the fresh starts they deserve. The apprentices, many of whose lives have been impacted by histories of trauma and who have faced barriers to employment, gain the knife skills and life skills they need to launch meaningful careers in the hospitality industry. Through their California state certified apprenticeship programs, they are able to move their lives forward and make a positive impact on our communities.
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.
Girls Rising is a 501(c)(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.
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.