For the past 40 years, CALM (Child Abuse Listening and Mediation) has provided programs for children — and their families — who have experienced physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse. Each year, the nonprofit has thrown a swanky party (its gala) to raise funds. This year, CALM is still having a gala, but it’s of a different sort; “I Will Not Be Silent” is a month-long campaign to raise money, none of which will be spent on a fête, but rather all donations will go directly to CALM programs and services. Each dollar raised will be matched by a group of generous donors. There is also an online auction through April 30. For more information, call (805) 965-2376 or visit


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