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Listening circles with Latin@ faith leaders and community members

In 2020, Safe Havens and Esperanza United partnered to conduct two Listening Circles with Latin@1 faith leaders and community members about faith and intimate partner violence (IPV), which is also called domestic violence (DV). The reason for the Listening Circles was to provide a forum to talk about the strengths and […]

Providing meaningful language access and avoiding the use of children as interpreters – resources for law enforcement

Individuals who are limited English proficient (LEP) are those for whom English is not their primary language and they have a limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English. Immigrants to the United States come from many language backgrounds and while some speak English very well, approximately half of the […]

Myths and facts

There are many myths about domestic violence that perpetuate a distorted view about its nature and causes. This list is a starting point; we hope that it will prompt you to examine your beliefs and provide you with helpful information.  

Needs assessment results

Last year, we asked YOU what the top concerns were impacting Latin@ survivors and their families. More than 150 of you responded, identifying housing, immigration, financial assistance, and employment as the top issues. We’re excited to share with you these results. Needs assessment Results  

Research and policy roundtable report

As part of our work to mobilize Latin@s to end gender-based violence, Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) convenes interdisciplinary and diverse groups of researchers, community advocates, attorneys, survivors, psychologists, and policy experts to identify and help address the most pressing issues facing our communities. In 2019, we brought together our […]

Congressional letter of support for National American Latino Museum

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) wrote this letter urging Congress to support a bill that would create a National American Latino Museum.    

Letter of support for H.R 2119 (FVPSA)

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) signed a letter of support for H.R. 2119, the reauthorization of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). 

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 […]

Immigrant rights

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013), combined with the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), was signed into law on March 7, 2013, and have protections for immigrant survivors who have experienced domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. Survivors have access to deportation relief by […]