The Close to Home model encourages our community to create solutions and lead social change to support healthy relationships and prevent domestic and sexual violence.

Hand Pile of Happy Group

Whole

Community

Engagement

Community Assets & Strengths

Fierce

Commitment to

Community

Creative Action

For All

Social Change

Beloved Community

Network

Leadership

Powerful

Relationships

Patience

& Persistence

The Close to Home Approach

The 9 Close to Home Principles

A FIERCE COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY

We believe that community organizing is most effective when led by community members who live, work, and play in that neighborhood, town, or cultural/identity community. Others involved in the work—including the initiating organizers/organization—participate in the process first and foremost with humility, a spirit of learning, and a commitment to that community. Together, everyone sees the community as greater than the sum of its parts and shares the following qualities of heart and mind:

  • Reverence, love, and esteem for the community

  • Profound respect for the knowledge and wisdom that exists there

  • Belief in the community’s ability to be the author of its own transformation

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

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Happy Couple
A way to shift individual behaviors, relationships, and social norms to create a safer community.
Uplifted Youth

A framework that allows youth and adults to work together toward a shared vision.

Students Taking Exams
An organic process that we can use to work toward our vision of a community unified in peace and justice for the safety and well-being of every individual.

What  does this look like in action?