CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse)
is the only agency in San Mateo County providing
comprehensive crisis intervention and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence and their children.
CORA is strengths-based, collaborative, accessible, and client-centered. We believe that everyone deserves to be treated
with respect in their intimate relationships and, as such, we provide safety, support and healing to individuals who experience abuse in an intimate relationship and educate the community to break the cycle of domestic violence Regardless of a survivor’s race, class, gender, sexual orientation, or culture, we save lives and provide an opportunity to begin again. CORA inspires work of the highest caliber and foster staff engagement through transparency and inclusion in agency decisions wherever possible. We also strive to ensure our policies and communications reflect an appreciation of the impact of social inequities, historical and current, and actively promote healthy relationships amongst staff by
demonstrating mutual respect in all our communications.
CORA has provided services to survivors of intimate partner abuse for 40 years. Our programs include Crisis Intervention Services, including a 24-hour hotline, collaboration with law enforcement ,and support groups. Family Support Services provides mental health therapy, transitional housing for survivors and their children ,and a children’s program that provides supportive counseling, weekly art and literacy programs, and developmentally appropriate support. CORA also provides education about domestic violence and legal assistance.