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Esperanza United

mobilizes Latinas and Latin@ communities to end gender-based violence

Formerly Casa de Esperanza

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Minnesota: Call our 24/7 bilingual hotline 651-772-1611
Nationwide: Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline

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To mobilize Latin@s against gender-based violence

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MN, 24/7 Bilingual Hotline 651-772-1611
Formerly Casa de Esperanza

Esperanza United mobilizes Latinas and Latin@ communities to end gender-based violence. Formerly Casa de Esperanza, Esperanza United was founded in 1982 by a small group of persevering Latinas as an emergency shelter in St. Paul, Minnesota. We continue to ground our work in community strengths and wisdom, as we serve Latin@s locally and nationwide.

One in three women in the United States experiences domestic violence in their lifetime. This rate is approximately the same for women across most racial and socioeconomic groups—including Latin@s. But just because the rates are the same, that doesn’t mean the solutions are. Esperanza United’s Latina Advocacy Framework provides the foundation on how best to support Latin@ survivors, families, and communities gain greater safety, connectedness, and self-sufficiency.
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Knowledge base

Check back soon for a searchable database of resources to strengthen services for Latin@ survivors of gender-based violence. While we work on that, all of your favorite Esperanza United materials are still available on

Training and technical assistance

for practitioners and activists
working to end gender-based violence.
Relationships should be based on mutual respect, trust, honesty and equity. If you do not feel safe in your relationship, help is available. You are not alone.
  • Minnesota: For help and support in situations of domestic violence, call Esperanza United’s confidential 24-hour bilingual crisis line at 651-772-1611.
  • Nationwide: If you are outside of Minnesota, you can contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24-hours a day at 1-800-799-7233, 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) or chat with them live at Bilingual advocates are available at all times.
We know that domestic violence may be only one of many barriers in peoples’ lives. Visit our online community resource center to find organizations that are equipped to help with other challenges you may be facing.
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Why do you use the @?

Esperanza United has chosen to use “@” in place of the masculine “o” when referring to people or groups that are gender neutral or both masculine and feminine. This decision reflects our commitment to gender inclusion and recognizes the important contributions that women, men, and gender-nonconforming people make to our communities.