As part of our series highlighting our network members, meet an organization making a difference in the lives of survivors. In this conversation we speak with Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s Executive Director, Dr. Maria Corona. What brought you to the work of supporting survivors and eradicating violence? Like many of […]
(Photo by Yusef Najafi) As part of our series highlighting our network members, meet an organization making a difference in the lives of survivors. In this conversation we speak with the Gender and Health Program Manager of La Clínica del Pueblo, Dilcia Molina. What brought you to the work of supporting […]
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 […]
In this conversation our Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Lillie Macias, speaks with the University of New Haven’s Director of Community Psychology, Dr. Melissa Whitson, about COVID-19 and its impact on gender-based violence.
Now is the time for the Senate to introduce and pass a strong VAWA reauthorization bill. The House already passed its bill (H.R.1620) and now the Senate needs to do the same. We need a strong VAWA for all survivors that builds on H.R. 1620 now. Latin@ survivors were among the […]
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 […]
By Olivia Garcia, Ph.D. Policy advocacy has two speeds: slow and really fast. Legislation and system change is typically a long game that can take years before a small, minor piece falls into place that allows greater movement. Yesterday was an exceptional day because, after years of advocacy efforts with lawmakers, […]
Meet Jenny Lee, Finance Director Where are you from? I was born in Australia and my father moved us to the United States (I was 5 years old) to be closer to family. We spent a couple months in California and came to Minnesota. I’ve been in Minnesota since. Where do […]
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we want to highlight a Latin@ organization making a difference in the lives of sexual assault survivors – Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center. They created a toolkit to provide organizations with linguistically and culturally appropriate tools to reach the Latin@ community during Sexual Assault […]
Join us for a conversation reflecting on the one-year anniversary since the COVID-19 quarantine began in the U.S. Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) staff discuss how our work has shifted during the pandemic and how we’re adapting to meet the needs of our community.