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After more than twenty years at the helm of Esperanza United, Patti Tototzintle is retiring. To preserve her wisdom and lessons learned, we are organizing a series of conversations between her and the friends, leaders, and colleagues she’s worked with along the way. First up, we have Amy Sanchez, current CEO […]

From 2021-2022, Esperanza United partnered with culturally specific domestic violence organizations across the United States to grow our understanding of how intimate partner violence (IPV) can lead to intimate partner homicide (IPH). Esperanza United conducted listening sessions and then an in-depth qualitative research analysis of homicide risks, protective factors, and barriers […]

Esperanza United stands in solidarity with unhoused individuals, many of whom are survivors of gender-based violence (GBV). We operate a shelter for survivors of GBV and their families and work holistically with over 600 individuals and their children each year. We know all too well about the barriers to accessing shelter […]

This June, we’re celebrating Pride Month with a special guest, Haydee Lopez Rosado, from Esperanza United. Haydee, a Specialist in Health and Violence Prevention, joins us to discuss critical issues facing the LGBTQ community, particularly focusing on domestic violence survivors. In this episode, Haydee shares insights about her work and a […]

Natural disasters have devastated entire countries, communities, and families with the loss of homes, schools, businesses, and thousands of lives. The impact is costly and long-lasting. This guide provides resources, statistics, and best practices to reach Latin@ communities in an emergency preparedness plan. These cost-effective, simple strategies will increase the health […]

Leading national organization, Esperanza United, applauds ruling to keep firearms out of the hands of those who commit domestic violence   Esperanza United, a prominent national Latina organization committed to ending gender-based violence, celebrates the Supreme Court’s decision against Zackey Rahimi in the case of US v. Rahimi. This ruling upholds the […]

In this enlightening episode of “Conversations over Cafecito,” Aida Negrón, from Esperanza United, hosts a compelling discussion with Yamilín Rivera Santiago from Taller Salud. They explore the significant impact of gender violence on women’s physical, mental, and sexual health, and celebrate Women’s Health Awareness Month. Discover the vital resources Taller Salud offers […]

This report documents the voices of Latin@ community members in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and their thoughts on addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. The project’s objectives were to: Understand what policies, protocols, and practices business owners have in place to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace Learn about the gaps […]

Querid@s amig@s, I am so proud of Patricia “Patti” Tototzintle and the legacy she leaves. As Board chair, I have worked with her for the last eight and a half years, and before that, I observed her leadership through the decades. Together, we have seen so many changes at Esperanza United. […]

With over 150 applicants for our Latina Leadership Fellowship, Esperanza United is thrilled to introduce our ten summer fellows. From now until August, these next-gen leaders will develop their skills, networks, and knowledge to step into their power as rising researchers and advocates.   Xochitl Fuentes is a second-year International Affairs […]