Rather than only celebrating love on February 14th, STAND chooses to help create strong and healthy family relationships all year long. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and many people may not know that 1 out of every 3 teens experience dating violence, a number even higher than adult domestic violence. Last year STAND served over 2,400 youth in our school based services alone. One of our most successful services are classroom workshops- these school-based workshops link teens to our support groups, emergency services, and counseling.
We are thankful for those in the community who generously donate to our clients on special holidays like Valentine's Day. This year BART Police Department donated affirmation cards, flowers, and other treats to the women in our shelter as well as our other programs in Richmond.