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It’s Native American Heritage Month and we’ve put together a resource collection of tools for the community to conclude the month. Learn Learn what native land you’re on with Native-Land.ca’s interactive map. Read our Call to action for culturally specific services for Indigenous Latin@s  Take Action Support Indigenous artists like Navajo […]

In this third installment of our podcast series, our senior manager of community and capacity building Jose Juan Lara Jr. is joined by his colleagues at Esperanza United: Felix Martinez-Paz, Engaging Men & Boys Prog. Specialist and Pedro Reyna, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator.

Dear friends, This year we have much to be proud of, we are so grateful for connection, community and collective hope. Our Family Advocacy program worked with over 1,000 individuals from 286 households and responded to 1,220 crisis calls through our 24-7 bilingual crisis line. We also provided emergency shelter to […]

Esperanza United and Mujeres Latinas en Acción are pleased to share the new deadline and application link (housed on the Coalition Manager website) for the Hispanic and Latin@ culturally specific DV or SA services grant: Applications are now due December 16, 2022.    As you may remember, we are awarding nearly $12 million […]

November 13-19 is Transgender Awareness Week. Trans Latin@s are a fundamental part of our community and with so many LGBTQ folks under attack, this is a particularly important week where we take action to open space for Trans stories and advocate for survivors of domestic violence. The stakes couldn’t be higher […]

Meet Aida Negrón, Bilingual Communications Coordinator Where are you from?     I was born and raised in a small town, Utuado, in Puerto Rico. Where do you feel most at home?  Any place where there are loved ones and where we could share good (and not so good) times. What inspires […]

Survivors of gender-based violence are not seen as a voting bloc by policymakers. However,  there are so many decisions that are made by non-survivors that end up preventing access to resources and life-saving services. This is not okay and survivors have an opportunity to make their voices heard during the midterm […]

By Zeenyace Flores Dia de los Muertos has a special meaning this year in Minnesota: with COVID-19 disproportionately affecting the Latin@ community, the killing of George Floyd still fresh in people’s memories, the murder of a young Latina women, Yadhira Romero Martines, bringing light to el feminicidio, and growing violence in […]

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month we are highlighting the voices of Latino men in the movement to end gender-based violence, sharing how they came to the movement, what it means to be a Latino male-identifying person to end gender-based violence, and their approach to engage other Latino male-identifying folks […]

Tell your Senator it is time to reauthorize FVPSA! We need urgent action to bring S. 1275 to the floor and for Senators to vote yes on passage. Contact your Senator today. The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) is an essential piece of legislation that survivors rely on for safety and […]