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Partners Against Violence Chosen as a 2024 California Nonprofit of the Year by  Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes

San Bernardino – Partners Against Violence is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2024 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes for the 50th Assembly District of California.

Partners Against Violence is one of more than one hundred nonprofits that will be honored by their state senators and assemblymembers for their outstanding contributions to the communities they serve. 

Partners Against Violence provides direct support to survivors, including counseling and legal assistance, and offers educational programs to raise awareness and prevent violence. The organization also works to influence policy and legislation, engages with the community to foster collective responses to violence, and offers resources and referrals to additional support services. Partners Against Violence works toward preventing and addressing violence through education, support services, advocacy, and community outreach. Their mission is to create safer communities and support those affected by violence.

"Being recognized as a 2024 California Nonprofit of the Year is a tremendous honor for Partners Against Violence,” said Michelle Cates, Executive Director of Partners Against Violence.

“This accolade reflects our unwavering commitment to supporting survivors and fostering safer communities. We are deeply grateful to Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes for this recognition and to all our partners, staff, and volunteers whose dedication makes our work possible. Together, we are creating a future free from violence."

“Nonprofit organizations touch the lives of millions of Californians in ways that can often go unrecognized. From the childcare program to the soccer team, from the art class to the health clinic, and from the community organizer to the animal shelter – nonprofits improve the lives of all Californians and make our communities stronger,” said Geoff Green, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), a partner for this initiative. “Nonprofits are also a key economic driver in our state, accounting for 1 in 14 jobs. It’s important to recognize all they do.”

According to “Causes Count,” a 2019 report commissioned by CalNonprofits, the nonprofit sector is the 4th largest industry in the state, employing more than 1.2 million people. Each year, California nonprofits generate more than $273 billion in revenue and bring in $40 billion in revenue from outside of California. The unpaid labor contributed by volunteers at nonprofits is equivalent to 330,000 full-time jobs every year

Now in its ninth year, the Californian Nonprofit of the Year initiative provides the opportunity for each California state legislator to recognize a nonprofit organization doing outstanding work in their district. The program culminates with a celebratory luncheon at the Capitol on California Nonprofits Day, which this year is June 5. 

The program is sponsored by the CalNonprofits in partnership with the state Senate and Assembly Select Committees on the Nonprofit Sector. CalNonprofits, the leading policy voice for California’s nonprofit sector, focuses on advocacy, education, and research to build a more powerful and politically engaged nonprofit network across the state.

About Partners Against Violence

Partners Against Violence provides support for Survivors of sexual assault and violent crimes. All of our services are available at no cost to Survivors, their significant others, and family members. We are partners committed to building healthy relationships, families, communities, and generations that are free from violence.

Visit to learn more and follow them on social media (@partnersagainstviolence).

Media Contact:

Michelle Cates

Executive Director

(909) 885-8884

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