Senator Leyva Honors Project Sister in Pomona as “Nonprofit of the Year”

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today recognized Project Sister (Sisters In Service To End Rape) Family Services in Pomona as the 20th State Senate District “Nonprofit of the Year” for 2019.

Founded in 1972, Project Sister provides critical services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse and their families in the greater Pomona and Claremont areas, as well as the Inland Valley regions of Southern California.  Beyond providing crisis assistance to individuals in urgent need of information and services, Project Sister also offers important outreach and prevention education programs so that others are educated and empowered in helping to prevent future instances of assault and abuse.  Serving over 15,000 individuals annually, this impactful non-profit organization provides a wide-range of services, including a 24-hour hotline, individual and group counseling, prevention training and self-defense classes, among other services.

“I am so proud that Project Sister is based in the 20th State Senate District, where it has continued to offer vital services to women, children and families for nearly fifty years,” Senator Leyva said.  “As Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, I am particularly honored to recognize and honor Project Sister as the 20th State Senate District ‘Nonprofit of the Year’ for 2019.  It is so important that we lift up organizations like Project Sister that are working hard every single day to end sexual assault and the cycle of family violence that continue to plague our local communities.  I commend the founders, leaders, staff and volunteers of this wonderful organization for their compassion and commitment to this righteous cause.”

Senator Leyva recognized Project Sister Family Services as “Nonprofit of the Year” at a California Nonprofits Day celebration in Sacramento.