Community Beyond Violence (CBV), a local nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, is thrilled to announce the launch of its transformative Community Wellness Program. This initiative aims to provide free and low-barrier health services to past and current clients and anyone in the community affected by interpersonal violence, recognizing domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking as critical public health issues that impact every community member, directly or indirectly.

Addressing Holistic Needs for Lasting Healing:

The Community Wellness Program marks a significant step forward in CBV’s mission to empower survivors by addressing their comprehensive health and well-being. We understand that the impact of violence extends beyond physical injuries, significantly affecting survivors’ mental, emotional, financial, and social well-being. Through this innovative program, we seek to create a nurturing and inclusive environment that fosters healing and empowerment for all survivors.

Critical Components of the Community Wellness Program:

Comprehensive Health Services: CBV will offer various free and low-cost health services in collaboration with public health institutions and dedicated service providers. These services may include preventative and acute medical check-ups, mental health counseling, reproductive health care, massage therapy, oral hygiene support, and more. By breaking down barriers to these services, such as cost and transportation, we will ensure access to the care survivors need to recover and rebuild their lives.

Educational Classes and Trainings: The program will feature empowering classes and trainings besides health services. These sessions will cover various topics, including nutrition and food preparation, harm reduction training, financial planning, self-defense, and more. By equipping survivors with practical skills and knowledge, we aim to bolster their self-sufficiency and create a pathway to a brighter future.

Collaborating for Community Well-being: CBV will actively partner with public health institutions and local service providers to address the diverse needs of our community. By pooling resources and expertise, we aim to build a support network that uplifts survivors and the broader community.

CBV Community Wellness Program

To celebrate the launch of the Community Wellness Program, CBV will host an open house event on September 15th, 3 PM- 5 PM, 2023, at our offices, 1020 McCourtney Rd Suite C, Grass Valley. Clients and community members can meet dedicated service providers, discover the available resources, and schedule appointments for the required services. This event will feature food, activities, free raffle prizes, and onsite childcare.

“The Community Wellness Program holds a special place in my heart as it embodies not only my passion for survivors’ holistic healing and empowerment but also the collective dedication of our entire team at CBV,” shared Marah DeFlavia, Community Wellness Program Coordinator. “With this significant initiative, we are committed to building a community where survivors can access essential health services without barriers and receive the utmost care they deserve. Beyond that, we aim to equip them with the tools and knowledge to embark on fulfilling and independent journeys of self-discovery and growth.”

How to Get Involved:

We invite you to attend our open house event on September 15th, 3 PM-5 PM, at our offices, 1020 McCourtney Rd Suite C, Grass Valley.

There are numerous ways to contribute, including donations, volunteering, and spreading awareness about the critical importance of this program in our community.

For more information on how to get involved or to learn about the Community Wellness Program, please get in touch with Marah DeFlavia at or call (530) 272-2046

About Community Beyond Violence:

Community Beyond Violence (CBV) has provided unwavering support to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in Western Nevada County since 1978. Committed to fostering a violence-free community, CBV offers various services, including crisis intervention, peer counseling, legal advocacy, referral support, prevention education, emergency shelter, and housing support, to empower survivors and promote lasting change.