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Support hope and unity on Giving Tuesday

Dear friends, This year has punctuated the highs and lows of hope and hardship. The pandemic and its collateral impacts continue to weigh on survivors of gender-based violence, Latin@ communities, and our staff. Our Family Advocacy program alone provided emergency shelter to 65 people, including thirteen children and youth, supported 984 people […]

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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 […]

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Policy alert: VAWA, VOCA, FVPSA+ Reauthorization!

There has been so much activity in the House of Representatives in the last few weeks and we are excited to share with you the latest developments, what they mean, and how you can help. Specifically, we’re covering the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), American Rescue Plan (ARP), Victims of Crime […]

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How to engage in policy advocacy as a nonprofit

At Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza), we work to mobilize the Latin@ community to build healthy futures. Through this series, ¡Presente! Empowering Latin@ Communities through Civic Engagement, we’ll highlight simple ways that anyone can take action, make change, and create a future you wish to see. In this episode, Esperanza […]

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Ever wonder how to navigate the maze of potential funding opportunities for community-based organizations seeking to improve access to services for survivors?

By: Olivia Garcia, Ph.D. and Rosie Hidalgo, J.D., Esperanza United Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault often face a myriad of challenges when trying to seek safety and justice. Moreover, it is well-known that there is no “one-size-fits all” approach to providing assistance to and for survivors. Survivors from historically […]

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