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New research on intimate partner homicide of Latinas

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 […]

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From Isolation to Empowerment: My Journey at Advocacy Days 2024

By Mary Lu Schmid, Policy Coordinator As I navigated my first-ever work trip to Washington, DC, I found myself in a conference room, surrounded by over 200 advocates – true superheroes in every sense. We were there to absorb, exchange, and elevate each other’s stories. Half a year ago, I was […]

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LatinXplorers camp 2024: A memorable adventure for Latino youth

Last week, Esperanza United proudly hosted our 2024 Latino boys camp, LatinXplorers. This enriching experience welcomed nine Latino youth, ages 11 to 17, to a free three-day retreat at the Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center in Sandstone, MN. At LatinXplorers camp, the boys participated in a variety of team-building activities and educational […]

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Meet the team

We’re excited to welcome new talent to our team!  Meet our newest members below.  Meet Mary Lu Schmid, our Policy Coordinator. Originally from southern Germany, Mary now calls Chapel Hill, NC, her home. She draws inspiration from her clients, especially the immigrant youth who received her support as a case manager. […]

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Emergency preparedness from an intersectional approach

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. Afterward, governments and community groups often develop emergency preparedness tools to mitigate such loss and destruction in the future. However, when these preparedness tools do […]

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New podcast about Women’s Health and Gender Violence

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 […]

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