WOMEN SV

Ruth Patrick, of LACF program WOMEN SV, is being recognized for her contributions to our community.

The Santa Clara County Psychological Association (SCCPA) gives the Agency Award each year to an agency whose contributions have significantly enhanced the well-being of the community at large, and includes in its mission the task of serving an underserved population, said Jeffrey S. Kline, past president of the SCCPA.

“Until I met Ruth, I did not realize how great the need was for her services in our affluent community,” said Kline, who practices in Menlo Park. Kline has sat in on the organization’s domestic violence support groups, accompanied Patrick to a conference, and allowed her to use his office on many occasions.

“The love and care Ruth shows toward the women who come to her, who have no where else to turn, is inspiring.”

from Los Altos Patch

 

Women Rising V-Day Lunch

On Valentine’s Day February 14,
come and join us at noon at Main StreetCafe
(134 Main Street in downtown Los Altos),
and grab some lunch or
womensvcoffee for our “Women Rising, V-Day Lunch”.
V-day is also the day of One Billion Rising (http://onebillionrising.org),
a day on which one billion women all around the world will take to the streets
in response to this statistic:
1 in 3 women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
On this Valentine’s Day, the women’s groups WOMEN~SV, the CARDEA
Center, Women at the Well, and Lifting the Fog Financial Salon are
inviting everyone in our community to join with women all around the
world in celebration of our strength, hope, courage, power–and above all
our determination not to rest until every woman and child lives in safety,
peace, and freedom.
Bring a poem, a song, a flower, a valentine to share about what true love
means to you: like respect, forgiveness, patience, compassion, the sharing
of hopes, and dreams–and the sharing of power, wealth, responsibility.
Bring something to share or just bring yourself. But come! Because it’s an
important day, an historic day, the day the tide turns, and women rise up
to show the world the meaning of true love.