Sexual violence, intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, and stalking are serious public health problems that affect millions of people in the U.S. every year. To better support those ⁠affected by these acts of violence, RISE and Stand Strong, San Luis Obispo County’s two most trusted organizations dedicated to ending sexual assault and intimate partner violence, have merged into one larger, stronger alliance. This alliance will provide more comprehensive, inclusive services to those in our community who have experienced gender-based violence.

Courtesy of RISE and Stand Strong

RISE and Stand Strong, two local nonprofits providing services for sexual and intimate partner violence, have merged.

Courtesy of Omar Lopez, Peace Over Violence

April 28 is Denim Day, a worldwide campaign during which people are encouraged to wear denim to show support for sexual assault survivors. It is always the last Wednesday of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness month.

HM Imagery - Hugo Martinez

In honor of Women’s History Month, more than 20 women-owned restaurants in San Luis Obispo County are coming together March 8 through 14 for the first At Her Table event hosted by the website and social media platform EnjoySLO.