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With $3.6 million, Blue Shield of California Foundation invests in key partners and strategies to prevent domestic violence and make California the healthiest state.

Debbie Chang, foundation president and CEO, shares reflections on the 2024 Grantmakers for Effective Organizations conference. 

Debbie Chang, foundation president and CEO, shares reflections on the 2024 Grantmakers for Effective Organizations conference. 

Programs that serve victims of domestic violence are bracing for unprecedented cuts that will also affect rape crisis hotlines, child abuse, and legal services across California. 

This new research from UCSF Benioff Homelessness & Housing Initiative shows that 81% of people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence (also called intimiate partner violence) report spending most of their nights in unsheltered settings — outdoors or in other places not meant for habitation, such as cars.

This April, we’re honoring care workers in our lives as part of Care Workers Recognition Month.

With $5.2 million in grants, Blue Shield of California Foundation's partners will help advance health equity and prevent domestic violence in communities across California.

This commentary provides detailed examples of two domestic violence prevention strategies: interrupting the multigenerational cycle of domestic violence and addressing it as a health equity issue. Family-strengthening approaches to prevention and justice and increasing economic security are key. Insight into regional policies and programs can inform implementation of the national plan and DV prevention in other states and localities.

Celebrating Black resilience, arts, and history

One in five women who become homeless in California flee their homes to escape violence and escalating abuse by an intimate partner, a new analysis of a statewide survey has reported.

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