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Intimate partner violence (IPV) factsheet: Prevalence

These pages make up section of our factsheet, Latinas and intimate partner violence evidence based facts. National statistics about the experience of IPV among women in the United States vary by study and the different methods of data collection. The various strategies used by researchers to collect data (e.g., phone vs. […]

Intimate partner violence (IPV) factsheet : Latinas and intimate partner violence evidence-based facts

This document is our full IPV factsheet of evidence-based facts about Latinas experiencing IPV. While the number of studies examining intimate partner violence (IPV) in Latina populations is growing, research on this issue continues to be limited in quality and breadth. We have compiled what we believe are the most current […]

Fuerza Unida

Fuerza Unida is a community engagement process developed by Esperanza United. This manual will give you both the philosophy and the “nuts and bolts” to implement a similar process in your community. Fuerza Unida (literally, Strength United) is a strategy that Esperanza United began as a result of our 1998 strategic […]

Youth Factsheet

Latin@s make up 23% of youth under the age of 18 in the U.S., and in some states, including California and New Mexico, Latin@ youth make up the largest ethnic group. While Latin@ youth demonstrate much strength, they are at higher risk for poorer social, educational, economic, and health outcomes. There […]

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.  

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 […]