Welcome to Green Dot!

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As mentioned in an earlier post, Green Dot comes to California, CALCASA is excited to collaborate with Green Dot, et. cetera, Inc., sponsored by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), to bring the program to CALCASA Member Agencies.  After receiving 20 requests for proposals, we are excited to announce that the eight pilot sites have been selected!

The quality of the applications CALCASA received was very high and we had great difficulty narrowing down so many strong proposals to just 8 agencies, however, we are excited to welcome the following 8 centers as Green Dot Pilot Sites:

  • Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council – Los Angeles County
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Coalition (DVSAC) – Nevada County
  • North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center – Santa Barbara County
  • PEACE for Families – Placer County
  • Rape Crisis Intervention and Prevention – Butte, Glenn and Tehama County
  • Verity – Sonoma County
  • Women’s Crisis Support~Defensa de Mujeres – Santa Cruz County
  • YWCA of Silicon Valley – Santa Clara County

During the next year, CALCASA and the selected agencies will explore how Green Dot works, learn lessons about implementation and evaluate how this program can support California’s rape crisis centers.

Congratulations to these centers and we look forward to the new adventures this program will offer!


Cindy Marroquin has been in the Violence Against Women field since 2002. Until recently, she worked for Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus – a dual Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault agency – in Modesto, CA. While there, she created curriculum and facilitated groups for both young children and teens as a part time Youth Specialist. She was also a part time Prevention Educator and was responsible for training and conducting public speaking presentations to diverse audiences on issues pertaining to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Throughout her five years at the agency, she also did a combination of Legal Advocacy, Court Accompaniment, Emergency Room Response, Crisis Intervention and Volunteer Program Coordinator. 

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  • Mateo Lumbreras, Prevention Program Manager May 9, 2011, 8:31 PM

    Dear Calcasa Friends,

    On behalf of Women’s Crisis Support~Defensa de Mujeres I would like to thank you for selecting us as one of the recipients for this awesome opportunity!! We look forward to strengthening our relationship with you all and my staff is super excited about implementing this program here in Santa Cruz County. We look forward to working with you and the rest of our sister agencies who will be joining us next week!! See you in Sacramento on Monday!!