Find your courage and use it to make the world around you safer.

At IMPACT we believe everyone has the right to be safe and the ability to protect themselves. Our self-defense programs give people the skills to stay calm and focused in unsafe situations. Our abuse prevention programs give schools, disability service organizations, and communities the tools to develop policies and expectations that keep everyone safe.

IMPACT offers:

  • Self-defense classes that are open to the public.
  • Customized workshops for schools, disability service organizations, community groups, businesses, human service agencies, and domestic violence and sexual assault survivors that cover topics in:
    • abuse prevention
    • self-defense
    • assertive communication
    • conflict de-escalation programs

Personal and social change are possible when people experience the strength of their bodies and the power of their voices.

Give the Gift of Safety

At IMPACT we are deeply committed to making sure everyone has the tools to keep themselves and their communities safe. We renew our commitment to making safety skills accessible to those who feel threatened or unsafe because of recent rhetoric or experiences of violence-Muslims, immigrants, LGBTQ people, people of color, women, people with disabilities.

This has always been our work. None of that will change in 2017. What will change is the urgency of our commitment to ensuring that IMPACT is accessible to anyone who needs us. Thanks to the generosity of our donors we have not turned down a qualified scholarship applicant in more than twelve years.

Whether your gift is $10 or $10,000 you play a crucial role in giving people the tools to keep their communities safe.







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“IMPACT had a profound effect on my sense of self. Most significantly, I am reminded that it is safe to be a woman.”

— IMPACT Graduate

“IMPACT has changed my life. It has been over a month since the program ended, but I’ve noticed that I now stand a little taller — less afraid.”

— IMPACT Graduate

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