To honor 40 years in the Napa Valley community, PEJU announces the formal launch of The Heart of PEJU—a new philanthropic initiative to support local families through the work of The Monarch Justice Center. A new Napa Valley family center, The Monarch Justice Center provides comprehensive care, advocacy, and resources to all survivors of trauma and abuse. On a mission to create a safer, more equitable community where everyone can thrive, The Monarch Justice Center supports the families of Napa Valley and aligns with the PEJU pillars of accessibility, authenticity, and legacy. Through The Heart of PEJU and in honor of the 40th anniversary, the Peju family has committed to a donation of $40,000 in 2023.
A justice center is a location where survivor services for domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, human trafficking, child abuse, and all other kinds of abuse are hosted and coordinated under one roof. These services include mental health, forensic medical, legal, police, advocacy, public assistance, and other local organizations working together to reduce the burden on survivors. A lack of cohesion and united systems leads to confusion, attrition, and perpetuates the ongoing cycle of violence in our communities and nation. Family Justice Centers are being built around the United States and the world to stop this cycle.
The new justice center in Napa Valley that is just beginning to welcome survivors and is now developing a multi-year plan to build a facility that would be similar to those in Nashville and San Diego, but on a scale with the needs of the Napa community.