OneEighty is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month. It is an opportunity to honor the past, inform the present and inspire the future.
The Establishment of Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month is designated to celebrate and commemorate the role women have played in the history of our country, while also serving as an opportunity to advocate for further change. Women’s History Month first began as a weeklong celebration in Sonoma County, California in 1978. It was adopted on a National level in 1980, and eventually expanded to a monthlong celebration in 1987.
This year’s theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote,” honoring the women who fought for suffrage and commemorating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States.
Helping People Change Direction
While Women’s History Month is certainly important to us at OneEighty, we are here for women year-round. Our services are for everyone and include rape crisis and domestic violence programs, and substance abuse and addiction programs. We also provide housing and supportive services to help women and their children who are trying to escape abusive living situations.
We are always looking for ways to better serve and support women in our community. One example of this is our website’s Safe Button Exit. The Safe Button Exit allows someone who is looking at our website to quickly close the browser window, while simultaneously erasing the browsing history. This helps visitors safely view potential resources.
No matter what challenges you face, you can find hope. You can find a way out. At OneEighty, we are here for all women, no matter what circumstances they may find themselves in. With March being Women’s History Month, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our caring team.