The Close to Home approach engages whole communities in designing solutions and leading social change for domestic and sexual violence prevention.
Based on practices of community organizing and network leadership, everyone plays a role. Youth and adults; people of all genders; family, friends, and neighbors; professionals and politicians all combine their power in an ever-expanding community network. The network becomes unified by a vision for change and organizes actions for engaging others in living that vision, starting now. The experience looks different in every community, by being rooted in what is already powerful or challenging in people’s lives. It is the work of hope, laughter, and possibility, and yet it is also messy, thorny, and both uncomfortably and refreshingly real.
It all starts with believing in a community’s capacity to author its own transformation.