Blogs

Estamos Aqui/ Peer to Peer Webinar: Owning your Skillset Part 2

In this Estamos Aquí / Peer to Peer session, Mentoring and Connection: Owning your Skillset, Esperanza United staff bring back the “Owning Your Skill Set” workshop for advocates. During this session advocates will develop an elevator speech that confidently highlights their skillset. The first part will help advocates understand their skill […]

Estamos aqui/ peer to peer mentorship: how we excel together

This webinar took place on February 20th, 2024. This was our second Estamos Aquí / Peer to Peer workshop in 2024. During the workshop we discussed the importance of mentorship within the gender-based violence field amongst BIPOC/Latin@ individuals who hold entry, mid, and senior positions. Mentorship allows us to build unique […]

Instagram Live on health impacts of teen dating violence

Check out this Instagram live in which Esperanza United and South Central Family Health Center (@southcentralfhc) discuss the health impacts of teen dating violence on Latin@ youth.      View this post on Instagram A post shared by South Central Family Health Center (@southcentralfhc)

Estamos aqui/ peer to peer mentorship: Managing up across nonprofits

In this Estamos Aquí / Peer to Peer:  Managing up and across nonprofit management session, we  learn how to strategically manage up and across as we explore our own leadership in the nonprofit sector. Join Esperanza United and Jocelyne Cardona, M.A.  as we discuss management skills across teams and nonprofit organizations […]

Factsheet: Elder abuse among Latin@s

Elder abuse is any action that causes harm or distress to an older person. Elder abuse occurs within the context of trusting familial or care-taking relationships and can include neglect as well as threats or the actual use of physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, psychological, or financial abuse.

A Call to Men & The Man Box

According the A Call to Men, “Healthy, respectful manhood means valuing and respecting women, girls, and LGBQ, Trans, and nonbinary people — and respecting and valuing oneself by striving to live authentically. The practice of healthy manhood is the path out of the ‘Man Box,’ and it is essential to preventing […]

New website feature: The knowledge base

Domestic Violence Awareness Month has officially started and we’re in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month. That makes these two weeks particularly important to Esperanza United and our work to mobilize Latin@ communities against gender-based violence. To celebrate the intersection of these awareness months, we are proud to announce the launch […]

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) was first passed in 1984 and was the first federal law to address domestic violence. FVPSA is administered by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, which is located within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and […]

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)

Each year, states and territories receive Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds to support community-based organizations that serve crime victims. VOCA funds are distributed by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) at the U.S. Department of Justice and come out of the Crime Victims Fund (CVF), which was established by […]

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was initially passed into law in 1994 and has subsequently been reauthorized with key enhancements in 2000, 2005, and 2013.  With each reauthorization, VAWA has become more comprehensive in order to improve efforts to address the needs of all individuals experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, […]