Close to Home Truckee strives to end gender-based violence, transform social norms, build community leaders, and create a Truckee-Tahoe free from violence. Through rich dialogue, powerful relationships, and creative action we can build a more respectful, safe and connected community where lasting social change, healthy relationships, and prevention of domestic and sexual violence prevail in our community.
A key principle of Close to Home is an understanding that violence is rooted in the intersections of multiple forms of inequality and oppression. We consider how issues like racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, gender equity and economic inequality impact our community; for that reason we seek to build a diverse, inter-generational coalition to arrive at effective, culturally informed solutions.
While Close to Home is different from traditional volunteer programs, it is a great way to learn about your community, forge lasting relationships with people from all walks of life, and take action to create change in Truckee-Tahoe.
Based on feedback we’ve received from community members, we are looking to hold ongoing discussion forums about violence prevention and other issues affecting Truckee-Tahoe and facilitate projects such as creating community spaces for gathering, developing health, wellness and outdoor activity groups, and providing an opportunity for activism and making change in our community.
Sierra Community House proudly hosts a multi-year Close to Home grant program provided by the California Department of Public Health. We are so excited to invite you to this conversation and can’t wait to see what our community will build together! If you would like to get involved, please contact Nancy Settle, Community Education and Outreach Organizer, at [email protected].