Dawn Hofmeister

Impact Bay Area is in desperate need of your donation. Many of you know that I've been involved with Impact for over 20 years. My mom first put me in a class as I was a smart mouth who didn't have much to back it up.

Impact not only provided me with physical skills, it also taught me to listen to my intuition. Impact gave me the confidence to trust my judgement and realize that I am worth fighting for. Not only physically but verbally, in the sense that I can speak up for myself and I'm less passive aggressive then when I was younger.

I truly believe that Impact has helped shaped me to be the person I am today. I personally really enjoy seeing the transformation many people have when they take the Basics class. Please help us to continue this very important work by giving a donation today.

Impact is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so your donation is 100% tax deductible. Any amount can help, even $10.00. Who knows...your employer might even have a matching program.



  • Make your IMPACT in 2019

    Give the Gift of Empowerment and Safety!

    This holiday season, we need your support to continue our work to empower more people in the Bay Area with IMPACT skills. We appreciate your donation of any amount to help make everyone in our community safer!

    We pride ourselves in being a streamlined organization that maximizes every single donation dollar. In 2019 we shared IMPACT with more people than ever before, offering our signature empowerment self-defense course as well as classes focused on deescalation skills and boundary setting to promote physical and emotional safety. We have expanded our programming by offering more school-based classes and more corporate trainings.

    Our LGBTQ and Women of Color Basics classes this year have been extremely successful, highlighting the need to create more affinity spaces for healing and empowerment. Your donation will allow us to expand these and other programs next year.

    Thank you so much for your generosity!

    To sustain our efforts year-round, we invite you to sign up to become a monthly donor.


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