How do I start a non-profit organization for abused/battered women in California?

I want to start a shelter/ non-profit organization for women who are being abused/battered. This organization will do anything for these women and children, give them shelter, legal advice, finding jobs, consueling, getting them away from their abusive partners... I don't have much money, and I don't know where to start.

Asked By: Polo Girl - 5/24/2009
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Honestly with little money and no knowledge, how will your venture succeed? Do you have a location? A lawyer? Funding sources? A strategic plan? The paperwork for starting a nonprofit is complicated, but it is the easiest part of the whole process... More
Answered By: PiggiePants - 5/24/2009
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There are many organisations already. You would best to visit a center and see what types of people are victims. You might be a victim your self and can associate with these people. However, helping people in the same circumstances can sometimes be very distressing if you are not a strong-willed person... More
Answered By: Mister Nice Guy - 5/25/2009
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