NoSilenceNoViolence is a non-profit organization committed to providing education, training, resources, and community development in order to eliminate stigma surrounding relationship abuse and sexual assault, while creating awareness, shifting perspectives, and creating global change around the way we talk about domestic violence, as well as addressing the needs of those affected by this epidemic.
NoSilenceNoViolence.org donations are tax-deductible and go directly towards assisting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing rental assistance, childcare, educational development, food, clothing, legal resources, and other items as requested.
Jessica Yaffa is a survivor of domestic violence, including physical and emotional abuse, as well as rape. She has transformed a set of extremely traumatic circumstances into a triumphant story. Ms. Yaffa is the founder and leader of H.E.A.L.I.N.G., the first and only domestic violence ministry in San Diego, which has served over 6,000 men, women, and children since its inception over seven years ago. Ms. Yaffa recently published her memoir Mine Until: my journey into and out of the arms of an abuser and a workbook for therapists’ titled: Help Me, Help Her; A Therapist’s Guide to Treating Survivors of Domestic Violence. Ms. Yaffa travels the country speaking at universities, hospitals, corporations, and nonprofit organizations sharing her commitment to create social change, shift perspectives, raise awareness, and ultimately inspire a movement to end abuse globally.
NoSilenceNoViolence Vice President/Co-Founder
Melanie Figaro entered into the field of mental health and recovery services over 10 years ago and has experience working directly with individuals and families in crisis, as well as several years of experience leading marketing teams, developing business strategies, fundraising, and generating and managing publicity for individuals and organizations who provide positive change in their communities. It was Melanie’s personal experience with an eating disorder that developed as a teen which has led her to identifying her purpose as she now brings together her professional work experience, personal recovery, and passion for women’s empowerment, which has ignited NoSilenceNoViolence.org.