Training and technical assistance

Faith-based organizations and GBV service providers should work together 

Faith and religion play a significant role within Latin@ communities, influencing our values, traditions, and decision-making processes. Among Latin@s in the United States, 92% report that religion holds some level of importance in their lives. Cultural beliefs and religious teachings often play a significant role in shaping individuals’ perceptions and responses to […]

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Our Senior Director of TTA’s founder award

By Paula Gomez-Stordy I was humbled to receive the Massachusetts Women of Color Network Founders Award, for creating the Massachusetts Women of Color Network alongside five other women of color (WOC) leaders from Massachusetts. It sits on my desk as a reminder of what has been done and the work ahead […]

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Promotora Spotlight: Arlen Caro of Campesinos Sin Fronteras

Healthcare plays an important role in supporting survivors of gender-based violence and in Latin@ communities, that often means promotoras (or “community health workers”). They can be volunteers or professionals but their mission is the same – to help the community improve their health. And they were particularly important during the first […]

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Webinar: Mobile health units in Latin@ communities

In this webinar, we discuss the history of mobile health units (MHUs) in Latine communities and how this work continues to bridge the gap in healthcare for Latine communities. Sherol Hernandez from Vecinos Inc. (North Carolina) and Dr. Linda Laras from Centro Salud y Justicia de Puerto Rico discuss the positive […]

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A guide for community youth advocates to support Latin@ survivors

Community advocates are leaders who provide direct and indirect services and care to the health and well-being of people in their community. They assist survivors as they manage through systems that intersect with their overall health. Advocates can take action to significantly improve the health and well-being of Latin@ survivors of […]

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New podcast: Strategies for preventing gun violence

In this interview of “Conversations over Cafecito,” Aida Negrón, Bilingual Communications Specialist at Esperanza United, speaks with Rafael Medina, Director of Media at the Center for American Progress. The conversation focuses on the organization’s policies and strategies regarding gun violence in the Latino community. Rafael expands on the Center for American […]

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Now Hiring Legal Staff for the REACH Project

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and Esperanza United are proud to share that we’re hiring two bilingual legal staff positions for the REACH (Reimagining Enhanced Access and Capacity of the Hotline) Project: a Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Attorney Manager and a TTA Legal Coordinator. The TTA Attorney Manager leads TTA […]

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Building our REACH

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)’s WomensLaw project and Esperanza United are partnering on the Reimagining Enhanced Access and Capacity of the Hotline (REACH) Project. Together, we are enhancing and expanding the capacity of the WomensLaw Email Hotline, which provides free, confidential legal information and support in both English […]

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Mother’s Day: Why we need the Latina voice in healthcare systems

By Laura Villarreal During the month of May, Esperanza United honors mothers and maternal figures who help keep their families strong. We know from our work how much energy Latin@ moms and mother figures put towards supporting their families. Some survivors do this all while they are experiencing abuse, which, when […]

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