prevention

#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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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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A Matriarch Discusses Her Family’s Struggles and Triumphs

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, so we spoke with the mother of a family that has participated in our Fuerza Unida Amig@s program, and she told us how it impacted her husband, teenage daughters, and herself as a mother. The original interview was conducted in Spanish by Esperanza United’s […]

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The Work of Fuerza Unida Amig@s

Believing in the strengths of Latinas, their families and their communities is a main philosophy of Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza), a national Latina organization founded in St. Paul, MN in 1982 whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence. Our belief that strong communities -not […]

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