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  • Our Client: Peace Over Violence

    Peace Over Violence (formerly LACAAW) is a Los Angeles based Rape Crisis Agency and pioneer of the anti-violence movement. Verbs has provided them with White Papers, Resource Guides, and Manuals.

    Dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.
  • Our Collaborator: Joyful Heart

    The Joyful Heart Foundation serves survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. Helena regularly serves as a Speaker at Galas and participated in the recent No More campaign, interviewing alongside Mariska Hargitay for Katie Couric.

  • Our Client: Artist Suzanne Lacy

    Performance Artist Suzanne Lacy recreated her seminal 1979 work “Three Weeks in May” for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Festival in 2012. Verbs created Press Releases, Press Kits, Event Programs, and organized Press Conferences and Events

  • Our Collaborator: Human Rights Watch

    Sarah Tofte’s “Testing Justice” report for Human Rights Watch helped spark the Rape Kit anti-backlog movement. Helena has spoken for Human Rights Watch and continues to advocate against the Rape Kit Backlog.

  • Our Client: Office for Victims of Crime

    OVC/TTAC is a division of the United States Department of Justice. Verbs provided panel participation for a summit dedicated to developing victim-centered practices during the evidence collection and notification process.

    Service for the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime

Box of Rain

At 16, I was ready to leave high school behind and follow the Grateful Dead. Without a plan, without a dollar. Just because.

23rd Sep
No More

Helena Cecilia Lazaro

There is never a day that I'm not a survivor. It's not the only thing that I am; it's not even the biggest part of who I am. But I can never erase it, or forget about it. And before I ask others to accept that, I have to accept it for myself.

30th Nov
Survivorhood and Identity

A Writer Writes

I'd like to say that it's just something I grew out of, that it's natural to move away from who we are. Those excuses worked for a long time, for me. But they're lies.

27th Nov
Articles and Stories about Surviving Sexual Assault by Helena Lazaro

Creative Services

Copywriting and Editing, Grantwriting, Applications, Graphic Design, Publishing, Development and Production.


We provide consultation to public agencies creating or developing victim-centered practices.


Public speaking, education, and interviews to help promote awareness.

Project Management

Verbs can develop and execute complex projects on a one-time or regular basis.