ATTENTION: WCYFS’ 40th Annual Luncheon Postponed
WCYFS is postponing its 40th Annual Luncheon due to the rising concerns around the Conoravirus and recommendations from government agencies.
WCYFS cares deeply about the health of its community and supporters.
“As an agency that focuses on crisis intervention, we are highly accustomed to pivoting our efforts to ensure the safety of individuals throughout our community. Our team is working diligently to inform both supporters and the community and to coordinate next steps and event planning details. As soon as we have new information and a new date, we will be sharing it,” states Krista Fiser, WCYFS’ CEO.
Women's Center-Youth & Family Services
40th Annual Luncheon
Empowerment: The Future of Victim Services
Please JOIN US as we share the stories of three survivors. Hear from them what it’s taken to turn their trauma into triumph. Their journeys, like many of ours, are not yet over, but they are on the path to healing, self-sufficiency and making great impact!
PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US as an EVENT SPONSOR.
All proceeds from the luncheon will be used to help improve the lives of the youth, children, women and men we serve every day.
For tickets and more information contact us at (209) 941-2611.
Panelists of Survivors & Advocates
Adrianna is currently an SA/DV Specialist co-located at the Family Justice Center and has been with WCYFS for almost four years in various capacities. She has lived experience as a survivor of human trafficking and was incarcerated for five years as a direct result of her exploitation. As a survivor and advocate, she shares her story in hopes of educating community members and supporting other survivors. Adrianna is passionate about activating the power of those most impacted by mass incarceration and human trafficking.
Tamara, also known as “Rara,” is a tri-athlete from Lincoln High School and a graduate of San Joaquin Delta College. She is a former host of American CageFighter on Comcast SportsNet. Tamara has experienced teen dating violence, domestic violence and sexual assault throughout different periods of her life. As a survivor, she founded Rara Rocks, a campaign to spread community awareness and help survivors heal from their traumatic experiences. Her motto is, “Heal when you reveal to your ‘Rocks.’” (“Rocks” represent each individual’s support system.)
Elizabeth Vasquez Quiroz
Elizabeth is a student at Sonoma State university working on her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Master’s degree in Social Work. Elizabeth entered the foster care system and eventually dropped out of high school. She developed a drug addiction and found herself trapped in human sex trafficking and abusive relationships for over ten years. She was in and out of jail, but when she got arrested soon after giving birth to her son, she knew she had to turn her life around. She completed her GED while incarcerated and participated in a residential treatment program. Now, as a survivor of child abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking, Elizabeth is speaking out about her experience and working to open a safe house for victims of human trafficking in Sonoma County.
Thank you to our generous sponsors whose support made this possible!
Community Change | $10,000
Michael & Gia Duffy
Restoring Hope | $5,000
Empowering Victims | $3,000
Duke was a Stockton policeman both before and after the formation of the Women’s Center.
“The support of the women of the victim advocate group was tremendous. Their ability to provide emotional support to these victims was amazing and very helpful to us in our efforts to successfully arrest the perpetrators. “
- E.R. “Duke” Williams
Building Futures | $1,500
John & Francesca Vera
Protecting Families | $1,000
BAC Community Bank
California Water Service
Golden 1 Credit Union
Golden State Restaurant Group
Phyllis Grupe & Meredith Baker
San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women
San Joaquin County Office of Education
Winton-Ireland Insurance Agency, Inc.
Fostering Courage | $500
Animal protection League
Bank of Stockton
Bill and Joan Topp
Craig and Cathy Schrader
Correctional Improvement & Sustainability Consultant LLC
David and Jean Sant
Delta Health Care
Family Resource and Referral Center
Lodi Center & Friends
Lodi Police Department
Oak Valley Community Bank
San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office
San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton Police Department
Stockton Police Officers' Association
Please Check Back! List will be updated as we get more Sponsorships.