About

Initiated in 1998 by the County of Fresno’s Department of Public Health, the KNOW MORE Teen Dating Violence / Domestic Violence Education and Prevention Program sought to provide knowledge and resources to teens and students affected by domestic violence.  However, due to a lack of funding, the program came to a halt.

In 2009, Marjaree Mason Center adopted KNOW MORE to continue the peer education program in partnership with Fresno-area high schools that represent a diverse group of students. The goal of this program is to educate youth on the long-lasting effects of abuse in teen relationships.  It was created as a forum for teens to speak to their peers and utilize drama, music, real-life situations and staggering statistics of abuse in teen relationships to demonstrate the seriousness of domestic violence.

Guiding Principles

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    Guiding Principles 1
    Domestic Violence education can be taught and spread by students to peers and community members.
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    Guiding Principles 2
    KNOW MORE will help teens in domestic violence relationships to learn about resources that can be attained.
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    Guiding Principles 3
    KNOW MORE connects teens from various communities to advocate towards the stop of domestic violence in young and adult relationships.
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    Guiding Principles 4
    KNOW MORE involves interactive learning relevant to the student-teen demographic.
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    Guiding Principles 5
    KNOW MORE empowers teens to work towards a future free of domestic violence.

About Marjaree Mason Center

For nearly 35 years, Marjaree Mason Center (MMC) has offered shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence in Fresno County. The Center was founded in 1979 after the murder of Marjaree Mason, a native of Easton. Currently, the Center operates the county's only domestic violence shelters. In 2009, MMC adopted KNOW MORE.

The Marjaree Mason Center supports and empowers adults and their children affected by domestic violence, while striving to prevent and end the cycle of abuse through education and advocacy.

To fulfill this mission, we offer a wide range of services including: 24-hour hotline and crisis walk-in, emergency and transitional safe houses, legal assistance, support groups, therapeutic counseling, safety planning, anger management and batterer’s intervention programs, parenting and life skills education.

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Current Participating Schools

  • Fresno Unified School District

    • Bullard High School
    • Duncan Polytechnical High School
    • Edison High School
    • Fresno High School
    • Hoover High School
    • McLane High School
    • Roosevelt High School
    • Sunnyside High School
    • Awahnee Middle School
    • Baird Middle School
    • Bullard Talent Middle School
    • Computech Middle School
    • Cooper Academy Middle School
    • Fort Miller Middle School
    • Gaston Middle School
    • Hamilton Middle School
    • Kings Canyon Middle School
    • Scandinavian Middle School
    • Sequoia Middle School
    • Tehipite Middle School
    • Tenaya Middle School
    • Torrenz Middle School
    • Tioga Middle School
    • Wawona Middle School
    • Yosemite Middle School
  • Kings Canyon Unified School District

    • Orange Cove High School
    • Reedley High School
  • Sanger Unified School District

    • Sanger High School
  • Clovis Unified School District

    • Clovis North