Domestic violence is abusive behavior that can include intimidation, physical and/or sexual violence, and a pattern of power and control over an intimate partner. The ripple effect on families can be devastating and long-term.

This year, the Women’s Giving Fund awarded $20,000 to two organizations working tirelessly to support Inland Empire women and their families who are victims of domestic violence.



A Better Way operates the Margaret Diaz Education Center and a 5-bedroom shelter for up to 25 occupants in the Victor Valley. Founded in 1993, the organization strives to transform lives affected by domestic violence through its values of Empathy, Education and Empowerment. A Better Way received $10,000 from IECF’s Women’s Giving Fund in 2022. Click here to watch their video.

House of Ruth  House of Ruth has been providing life-saving domestic violence services for residents of eastern Los Angeles and western San Bernardino counties since 1977. The organization received $10,000 from IECF’s Women’s Giving Fund to assist with its mission to prevent domestic violence and ensure the safety and well-being of those impacted by it. Click here to watch their video.

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