My name is Emma Montilini, Founder of Pathways for Victims of Domestic Violence a volunteer professional non-profit organization helping to save lives before a suicide or homicide takes place. We are a resourceful diverse organization that works with underserved communities and underprivileged individuals and families. As an Ambassador of the community we serve, I would like to share something with you and request your attention to an outcry to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
We call upon United States Congress, Community Leaders, Churches, Synagogues, Temples, Hospitals, Mental Health Providers, Corporations, Small Business Owners, Organizations, Entrepreneurs, and those with special interest to come to the table and address matters concerning domestic violence with all genders in mind. It takes a village to end crime and to create innovative solutions that works.
Letter to Visitors
Pathways for Victims of Domestic Violence is a participant in Community Development and creator of innovative building projects, programs and services to help lower crime and help victims get back on their feet.
What is Community Development? A process of making the community a better place to live and to work, to help build the quality of life primarily in the public sector. However, we cannot do this without building a Network of Friends that are willing to stand with us to support our mission, vision and objectives to abolish crime. We hear, we see, and we stand for the voices crying out for help and we act.
To tackle domestic violence at its heel we believe that we must dive into the minds of victims and perpetrators to save lives before death occurs. Through scientific research and clinical trials to test public safety, we formulate prevention and intervention programs suitable for victims.
At Pathways for Victims of Domestic Violence we try to end the cycle of domestic violence through awareness and strive to keep victims safe, therefore, we are builders of a special kind of safe house (shelter) where victims can feel safe and able to focus on their goals. If you ask us What makes us different from other organizations? We would say that's not our focus point. Unfortunately, we don’t make decisions on how we would compete against other organizations to put ourselves on top, we make decisions based on how we could protect the lives of victims and their children and thrive on the ideas of expanding the work we do. If we come out different that's great, but we stay humble to stay grounded and focus to save lives. Innovation is our best kept secret within our organization, and we only speak on the surface, not the deep on discoveries and infrastructure to push the underground product.
Pathways for Victims of Domestic Violence thrives on designing and building safe homes and collaborate with residence to house victims for 90 days or more until permanent housing becomes available.
Victims who live on the street are the most vulnerable without safety, clean drinking water, food, clean clothes, bathing, bathroom facilities, shelter and healthcare are at risk for diseases which can lead to death. Giving a homeless person hope keeps them alive and staying warm helps maintain their mental health and physical well-being. We offer over 100 residential home settings in safe neighborhoods with residence who care for victims to assist with room and board until housing or shelters become available.
We work with survivors who can relate to victims needs and desires for change. We use public surveys and voting methods yearly to enhance programs, operations, and departmental changes. Giving our best to victims means the world to us because we put our heart and soul into everything we do.
Pathways for Victims of Domestic Violence has a 99.99% success rate for giving back. Our members work hard and long hours and never leave without asking “Is there anything else we can do to help?”.
Volunteers look for no rewards but to see the accomplishments of victims turning into survivors. We are growing and leading the way, expanding in communities and in other states where we can raise the hope of victims.
Pathways for Victims of Domestic Violence serve victims with low income or no income under the poverty level. Victims living in deteriorated communities are our biggest priority due to the high rate of suicide and homicide.
To empower and safeguard communities we must be on our A game and show we care enough to create ongoing innovative programs and upgrade old programs that failed to work for victims. No more recycling victims or victims recycling themselves through programs that don't initially work. No more hiding behind closed doors and lack of communication with the public, but to survey the public to cater to their needs. Public involvement helps fill the loopholes to crime in neighborhoods especially racial tension. We want those who's pressing the pause button on victims to stop and get more active.
Pathways for Victims of Domestic Violence have sent out 12,000,000 surveys within Los Angeles, CA. We began in the opening of the organization in 2019 and continue distributing surveys to create innovative programs through feedback from the general public. As the feedback comes in, we start our journey. Men, women and young adults on foot, in cars and using public transportation we won the hearts of many and received 10,000,000 responses by using the right training and communication skills. I guess you can say we were desperate to get to the root to become crime stoppers. What needs change now are the faces on all corporations and small businesses and placed with "Diversity" the source of power in exchange for safety. What is the next safety tool? Gender and racial communication the freedom of expression. We found that there are levels of approval to accept freedom of speech and fashionable expression in this modern society which is neutral to respect persons opinion with the guidance of respecting the language of equality.
Pathways for Victims of Domestic Violence conducts clinical trials based on market research, community assessments, public surveys, survivors' testimonies, victims' complaints, community shelter operations, police engagement, court decisions, hospital engagement, and a storm of unique ideas to see if they benefit victims to formulate innovative programs. Programs are sorted and sent to the Board of Directors for approval to sign into action to perform clinical trials and to be voted on. The Committee of voters determines the quality of programs and if programs need adjustments. The Trustees signs off on the funds requested by the Representatives to activate clinical trials. Advisors are assigned to the people of special interest to help with the final voting process. Staff are employees to operate the workflow once approved and have no involvement in the creativity of programs or have any voting rights. Volunteers survey the community and raise funds for operation. People of special interest hears the verdict on programs offered to the public to make a final vote. People of special interest can reject a program, accept a program or appeal a program rejected by the Committee of voters. Programs are the people's choice, it gives them a part to play, by helping to lower crime in their neighborhood and it serves as the best interest of victims as well as survivors.
Advocating for male victim's is our focus point in 2023 to show that male victims matter as an equal to women's rights in society. As victim's service providers we feel male victims are not getting the direct support they need to thrive, so we created 20 innovative programs that brings forth awareness and protects the rights of males against paternity fraud. Paternity fraud causes emotional pain and turmoil affecting the biological father and the non-biological father. The infidelity of the woman perpetrator has no base of accountability towards the crime committed. Paternity fraud is not considered a punishable crime in this matter allowing the woman to continue to defraud the system and gain power and control over the non-biological father. We strongly believe that every non-biological father should have the right to restitution in California and have equal rights to be free of domestic abuse and financial exploitation concerning child support fraud.
There are other states carrying out the law below to help non-biological fathers to be free of domestic abuse and financial exploitation. As Californians we should not be left behind to ignore the mental health of the non-biological and biological father, mother and child in such cases. Moving forward into the future helps shape California and its reputation to care for the most vulnerable.
Section 32-1009. Paternity fraud -- Child support restitution. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a court shall vacate a child support order if the court finds, by clear and convincing evidence, that the moving party is not the biological father of the child who is the subject of the support order, and that the oblige knowingly and intentionally misrepresented the paternity of the child to the obligor. The obligor shall file the motion to vacate the order within two (2) years of discovery of evidence that he is not the biological father of the child. If the order is vacated, the obligor may bring an action in court against the oblige or the true biological father of the child to obtain restitution for child support previously paid pursuant to the order.
We also believe a mother; biological and non-biological father should undergo a psychological evaluation in the best interest of the child before going home with the child to avoid possible child abuse and neglect. Some parents may not show the signs of abuse which can be hidden until a test is given. In 2019 and 2022 95% percent of males out of 200 and 75% percent females out of 200 who volunteered to undergo testing in our program failed before their infant was born. Mental Health professionals tested mothers' after given birth and the same results were presented. Studies have shown both parents had severe mental health issues that were considered to be a possible unsafe environment for infant.
Foster care parents should not be exempt from mental health evaluations for the best interest of the foster care child(ren). Watching standard instructional videos and engaging in class to satisfy eligibility requirements is purely not enough to safeguard child(ren) in the foster care system. State requirements maybe different nationally, however, the mindset of a caregiver remains questionable. Foster care has become a business for providers with little accountability to protect the most vulnerable.
When program packages are approved and offered to victims of domestic violence, they are given to a Case Manager, Social Worker, assigned Nurse, Mental Health Counselor, Course Instructor and program Advisor. With this method and a streamline of processed data we show progress, and it becomes victim’s #1 resource for holistic treatment. We also provide monthly reports to victim's Social Workers for family unification. We work towards healthy choices for children, adults, seniors, and the elderly. In order for us to continue our fight to stand for victims, we must come together, grow and work harder than ever to accomplish our goal. Serving on the frontline for victims is a choice not everyone can commit too, and the fight is real and so are the many challenges we face every day.
We are focused on the lives of victims in the U.S. and refugees seeking Asylum from abroad due to war, domestic violence and persecution.
Help us create more than just programs but shelter homes that will provide more safety for victims and refugees. Our volunteers are on the ground working hard with the public to make a difference in victim's lives, but without the help of donors we cannot help to restore the balance.
In the year of 2023 to 2025 our goal is to hire over 2000 workers to cover the State of California remotely and in office, this means there is room for growth and opportunity in the workplace. Moreover, this also means every county resident will benefit by signing up with our outreach program and services.
Thank you for your time to read this important message.
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