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Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense is generously partnering with Mosaic to provide free self-defense classes for the residents and staff of Mosaic House, our shelter for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. This training is designed to empower women with self-defense techniques to respond to the threatening situations that women often face in public spaces.

“These classes are not intended to teach residents how to defend themselves against abusers, but to prepare them to handle the risks that all women encounter in everyday life, while riding the bus or walking alone in an unfamiliar place,” said Sulan Chang,  Assistant Director of Mosaic’s Family Violence Program. “They are not only giving clients and staff the tools to survive harassment or attacks, they are giving them more confidence as they go about their day-to-day lives.”

Since 1981, he team at Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense has trained thousands of women in self-defense,  “a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully prevent, escape, resist and survive violent assaults. A good self-defense course provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training.” Their staff will conduct courses for Mosaic House residents and staff each month.

Thank you, Chamberlain Studios!