Center For Domestic Peace

  • CA


734 A Street
San Rafael
United States

About Us

Center for Domestic Peace mobilizes individuals and communities to transform our world so domestic violence no longer exists, creating great safety, justice and equality.

Our History

Center for Domestic Peace was founded in 1977 by a group of visionary women operating under the name Marin Abused Women’s Services (MAWS). Since then, we have helped thousands of women, children, and men to end the violence and to achieve safe, productive lives.

MAWS started as a volunteer effort with women being sent to private homes for safety. Over the years, we have grown to provide a wide array of services, which include:

• 24/7 English & Spanish hotlines • Safety planning • Emergency shelter • Transitional housing • Drop-in support groups • Domestic violence response teams • Information and referrals • Advocacy, court accompaniment, and referrals • Classes and training for men and women to learn how to stop their violence • Community education and prevention programs for youth and adults • Technical assistance and training for local, state, and national groups