Our Center


Our new home in the Presidio of San Francisco has been designed as a global hub for action and thought leadership, where individuals and allied organizations from around the world will gather to realize the potential of a world without violence. With offices in Washington D.C. and Boston as well, Futures Without Violence continues to focus on promoting the safety and wellbeing of all through education, advocacy, and leadership programs. We also engage in prevention programs that teach children and teens about the importance of healthy relationships. But the scope of our endeavors has broadened to encompass worldwide victims of violence, and we are increasingly working on policy and programs that will advance the status of women and girls around the globe by investing in their health, education, and economic participation.

From its earliest days at a small desk in San Francisco's district attorney's office - to a national leader working to end violence against women and children around the world - and on to a groundbreaking ceremony in January 2010 with supporters and special guests, the evolution of Futures Without Violence could not have happened without the focused vision of our advocates, partners, and hard-working staff.

When our new building officially opens to the public in 2013, we will bring global leaders and community activists together to work toward new solutions that will advance the status of women, children, and families throughout the world. Our state-of-the-art conference center, called the Open Square, will help advance our award-winning leadership development training and education programs as well as international forums and special events. One the first floor, our 6000 sq. ft. Exhibit Hall will be sponsored by Blue Shield of California. Three expansive galleries will feature ongoing interactive exhibits and new technologies designed to share stories from around the world, offer hopeful solutions and provoke both ideas and actions among our visitors. Programming for the exhibit hall will be designed as a tool for teachers, parents, coaches, and others to engage their students, children, and the general public in critical conversation about the impact of violence and the choices they face in preventing it.

Check back to view our calendar as it becomes available. If you would like more information about the Center, please contact Rachael Smith Fals at rsmithfals@futureswithoutviolence.org.

Photos: (Top) Our new home at 100 Montgomery Street in the Presidio of San Francisco. (Center) Futures President Esta Soler, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, and actress Nicole Kidman at our ground-breaking ceremony in January 2010. (Bottom) The Open Square, our state-of-the-art conference center.