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Estamos aqui. We are here for you. Covid 19 Statement

Estamos aqui. Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) is here for you. These are unprecedented times and we are committed to doing everything we can to keep our community of survivors, staff, partners, service providers, and advocates safe and healthy. The work we do together to support the Latin@ community in […]

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#UnaCosa you can do for DVAM is foster important relationships

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and every year, Esperanza United aims to raise awareness about domestic violence in connection with partners as a part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project. As part of this project, national violence prevention organizations work to create unified messaging that will reach a wide […]

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Campus Safety Awareness Month: What we learned from the Clery Act

Written by: María Cristina Pacheco-Alcalá, Project Manager, Esperanza United September is Campus Safety Awareness Month and as such, we invite you to be a part of public conversation on issues related to violence prevention in colleges and universities. On 1986, Jeanne Clery, who was 19 years old, was raped and murdered […]

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Men and boys: Be an active bystander

The following information is from Te Invito, a toolkit to engage men and boys in the fight against domestic violence. This small excerpt briefly discusses how to be an active bystander. Be an Active Bystander This takes even more courage than influencing other men because it involves intervening when you see […]

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Innovative housing solutions for Latin@ survivors of violence, a report

This report outlines the unique challenges that Latin@ survivors face when looking for housing, strategies on how to address this need, and recommendations for service providers. In 2015, the Latin@ population in the United States reached 57 million, with almost half (47%) living in suburban and rural areas. Latin@s are not […]

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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Esperanza United commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 each year since WEAAD’s inception in 2012. What is elder abuse? Elder abuse affects seniors across all socio-economic groups, cultures, and races. The abuse of older adults is a serious problem and victims may feel alone or like they […]

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Increasing Language Access in the Courts: Implications for LEP Survivors

The Increasing Language Access in the Courts toolkit examines advocates’ observations about the court experiences of survivors with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), and offers guidance and resources to build systems change efforts for language accessibility. This toolkit is designed to guide and inform advocates working with survivors with limited English proficiency […]

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