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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 […]

REACH: Trauma-informed approaches support Latino survivors

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)’s WomensLaw project and Esperanza United are partnering on the Reimagining Enhanced Access and Capacity of the Hotline (REACH) Project. Together, we are enhancing and expanding the capacity of the WomensLaw Email Hotline, which provides free, confidential legal information and support in both English […]

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 […]

Ensuring access to shelter and services for immigrant survivors

Immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking often face additional challenges and barriers when seeking assistance and safety. It is well known that perpetrators of these crimes often exploit a victim’s immigration status as a tool of abuse and control in order to make them too fearful to seek […]

International Day of Women of African Descent 2023

In celebration of the Day of Women of African Descent on July 25, 2023, Esperanza United, Yvette Modestin with Encuentro Diaspora Afro, and Anne Hernandez, had a conversation about African heritage, history, and roots within Latin America and beyond. “Its important that this day gets celebrated and uplifted as the Day […]

Nonprofits and Lobbying

Nonprofit organizations, designated as a 501(c)(3), are able to do some “lobbying” as defined by the IRS, and there are many activities that are actually designated as advocacy which are permissible for nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits are prohibited from any political activity which includes intervention in a political campaign to endorse or […]

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.

Factsheet: Transgender Latina survivors of gender-based violence

This factsheet reviews GBV rates and risk factors, barriers transgender Latinas face accessing services, and protective factors. Research suggests that while rates of GBV such as intimate partner violence (IPV) are 1 in 3 among cisgender women, more than half of transgender Latinas may experience some form of GBV in their […]