La Jolla resident to participate in walk against domestic abuse
by MATHILDE ROUSSEAU BJERREGAARD
Published - 10/07/17 - 10:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Participants in last year’s ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ pass by the convention center. / PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
Participants in last year’s ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ pass by the convention center. / PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
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On Saturday, Oct. 14, The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of San Diego is hosting the 10th anniversary “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” in Martin Luther King Promenade Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise awareness of domestic violence and honor survivors of abuse.

La Jolla resident Sabrina Martucci has been a volunteer with the YWCA, standing up for those affected by domestic violence for the last six years.

“It is a way to bring people together in the community. Men, women and children. And to built awareness of domestic violence and end the problem for once and for all”, says Martucci.

Martucci runs a bioscience company, taking on all the demands of her CEO role, but she still finds the time to advocate for women affected by the horrors of domestic violence as a volunteer. She also serves on the YWCA of San Diego County Board of Directors as immediate past-president.

“I think domestic violence is one of those issues that affects more people than we often recognize in our community,” said Martucci.

Martucci is both professionally (and in her volunteer work) very focused on women’s issues, which is why she continues her work with the YWCA. She wants to raise awareness of domestic violence and to give women a place to go and get help. She thinks it is important to talk about domestic violence to help the survivors of the abuse and to end the problem.

“I think it is important to talk about domestic violence,” she said. ”We have to be much more open and talk about the issue, as well as how we are going to build, immunize and address the issue.”

YWCA of San Diego currently serves more than 9,100 individuals each year through a full spectrum of residential and community programs. These programs include safe housing, case management, mental health counseling, housing coordination and rental assistance, employment support, financial literacy training, children’s and youth services and health and wellness resources.

“I think we, as members of the San Diego community, all have an obligation to make this city better and to help ending domestic violence”, said Martucci.
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