Who We Are

Soroptimist International is a global women’s organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Our years of experience working with women and girls has taught us that education is the key to unlocking economic empowerment. When women and girls are educated they have opportunity, choices and power to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families.

What We Do

Locally, in addition to supporting Soroptimist-wide programs, the North San Diego and Poway Soroptimist clubs work together on a Transitional Housing Program for domestic violence survivors. This 18-month program moves families from dependency and abuse to a safe, self-sustaining life by providing housing, mentorship, and financial help. Since 1997 North San Diego and Poway clubs have helped 71 moms and 171 children. The proceeds generated by Hats and Heels makes this and our other programs possible.

Watch the below video to learn more about the programs we support.

Hats & Heels Event


Our 2021 Virtual Cocktail Hour Fundraiser was a great success! 

Thank you to all who participated!

While we did not reach our end goal financially, we came close and we will be able to 

fund our programs successfully. This is so important to us as we

continue to work hard to help empower women and children

throughout our community. 


Check back for details later in the year!

Please consider giving to our campaign at any time during the year.

Every donation counts!

We are appreciative of all you do

to help us help others!

Domestic Violence Statistics


The percentage of violent crimes that are initiated by intimate partners.


The number of people per minute physically abused by their intimate partner -- 1 in 4 of abused are men.


The percentage of people who are injured by intimate partners who receive medical care for their injuries.


The percentage of all murder-suicides that involve an intimate partner.


The number of calls placed to domestic violence hotlines every day.


The number of women who have been stalked in their lifetime. Over 60% of women reported being stalked by a current or former intimate partner.

Get Involved

Hundreds are dressed in their finest hats, coming together to raise funds and support survivors of domestic violence.


Follow us on social media to keep the discussion going





… and don’t forget to bring your hat!

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