Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$81,406 raised by 339 donors

Incorporated in 1978, WEAVE provides comprehensive crisis intervention, counseling, and legal services to all survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking and builds knowledge through high-quality education and training programs. 

WEAVE works to ensure all survivors have access to accessible, inclusive, and welcoming services by continually evaluating its services with attention to diverse populations that are traditionally unserved, underserved, or inappropriately served. We work in partnership with survivors and our community to support safe and stable lives through trauma-informed and survivor centered practices.

WEAVE services include: - 24/7 Support & Information Line and Online Chat Line to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, and referrals. - 24/7 Sexual Assault Response Team providing support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault undergoing a forensic examination and linking survivors to ongoing supportive services and counseling. - Emergency Safehouse Program providing emergency shelter and comprehensive supportive services at two confidential locations.

- Transitional Housing Program providing stable housing for up to 24 months at two confidential locations.

- Creekside Village Permanent Supportive Housing Program providing permanent and stable housing for survivors. 

- Trauma-informed individual therapeutic and psychoeducational group counseling - Legal assistance including limited scope and full scope representation related to family law matters, civil law options for survivors of sexual assault, and vacature petitions for victims of sex trafficking.

- Community Response Teams working with community agencies to provide trauma-informed response services. WEAVE formally partners with Sacramento Police Department, Elk Grove Police Department, Citrus Heights Police Department, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, Dignity Health, Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, eight Family Resource Centers, CSU Sacramento, Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento County Child Protective Services, Sacramento County Adult Protective Services, Sacramento City Unified School District and others including having Advocates and Counselors embedded at 38 partner locations throughout Sacramento County.

- Comprehensive housing and client prosperity supportive services including Strengths Model Case Management, financial literacy and empowerment programs, personal wellness, empowerment, and lifeskills programs, Ready to Rent workshops, and more.

 - Local, regional, and national community and school-based prevention education programs delivered through in person trainings and WEAVE Learn -- WEAVE's online training resource. 

Giving Activity


WEAVE's mission is to promote safe and healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking.


Every WEAVE program depends on philanthropic support to meet the demand for services. This varies across programs based on operating costs, demand for services, and level of grant funding available for the program.

WEAVE must raise $2.3 million in FYE 2023 - 40% of its annual operating budget - to meet demand for services. Unrestricted donations provide us with the flexibility to respond to changing needs and funding fluctuations and to ensure we are able to provide inclusive, accessing, and welcoming services to every victim in danger. With your donation, every victim can receive help and access to services designed to support them in overcoming barriers and achieving safety, stability, and healing.

Our areas of greatest need focus on our core services of 24/7 crisis intervention, safe housing, legal support, and counseling.

- WEAVE receives more than 10,000 requests for support through its Support Lines and online chat each year. WEAVE relies on donations to fund these services as well as trained volunteers to respond to calls.

- WEAVE must raise at least $400,000 in community support to operate its emergency Safehouse and Transitional Housing programs. These funds ensure a safe infrastructure and 24-hour staffing for the two confidential locations as well as comprehensive supportive services.

- Demand for family law legal assistance skyrocketed during the pandemic and remains at unprecedented levels. WEAVE must raise at least $200,000 per year to maintain its existing programs and continues to look for funding allowing it to increase the number of attorneys on staff to serve more victims.

- Currently, WEAVE must limit the number of free individual counseling sessions due to lack of funding. Donations to the counseling program are immediately invested in expanded access to therapeutic counseling that provides survivors with coping techniques and helps them heal from trauma.

Additionally, WEAVE accepts donations of gently used men's, women's, and children's clothing to provide emergency and work attire to victims and to generate revenues through its three recycled clothing stores. WEAVE also welcomes donations of items to support our programs such as bed linens, towels, dishes, kitchenware, and more. Up to date wish lists and donation information are maintained on our website (www.weaveinc.org).

Equity Statement

WEAVE’s Diversity, Racial Equity and Inclusion Policy:

WEAVE is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, racial equity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make each employee unique.

WEAVE’s policy on racial equity is broken down as follows:

Our Goal: WEAVE envisions a world where everyone is free from domestic and sexual violence and has equitable opportunities to heal and thrive.

Our Context: Acknowledgement of Intersectionality of Oppression.

We recognize that a violence free world is only possible when we are actively working to understand and dismantle white supremacy, recognizing it as the root cause which upholds multiple forms of oppression including sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, ageism, classism, ableism, and religious discrimination.

How We Get to Our Goal

We center the voices and expertise of Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Indigenous, Latin/Hispanic and other minoritized and disenfranchised survivors and community members through ongoing building of authentic relationships. By doing so, we seek to create culturally responsive, equitable, and accountable programs and services that actionably acknowledge the historical colonization, marginalization, and systemic discrimination that many have experienced and still experience.

Organization Data


Organization name


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Human Services

Operating Budget

$10,000,001-$100 million

Organization Need

Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted, In-Kind Donations

Demographics Served

General population, Women/Female-identifying

Counties Served


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


1900 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US



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