Folsom State Prison Warden (A) Lydia Romero presented a check for $5,400 to Stand Up Placer, formerly PEACE for Families.
Inmates from the Folsom State Prison’s Men’s Advisory Council held an annual food sale fundraiser and donated a portion of the profits to Stand Up Placer.
The seed for Stand Up Place was planted in 1974 as a volunteer rape crisis hot line. In 1978, through the efforts of a group of Auburn professional women, the Auburn Women’s Center was opened as an all-volunteer agency. The following year the organization changed its name to Placer Women’s Center to reflect its commitment to serve the entire county. Battered women were given refuge in private homes until the original shelter opened in 1985.
In 1997, the Placer Women’s Center merged with a Roseville group and adopted its name, Placer Extends A Caring Environment for Families – or PEACE for Families.
In 2012, in an effort to show the Placer County community that it was time to take a stand against violence, PEACE for Families became Stand Up Placer, Empowering Survivors, Saving Lives.