Training and technical assistance

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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Nearly $12 mil goes to Latin@ specific domestic or sexual assault services

Esperanza United, with support from Mujeres Latinas en Acción, Announces Nearly $12 Million in Historic Funds to go to Hispanic and Latin@ Culturally Specific Community-Based Organizations Providing Domestic or Sexual Assault Services  Esperanza United to distribute the funds, which come from the federal 2021 Family Violence Prevention & Services Act (FVPSA) and […]

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April is National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month.With support from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Esperanza United strives to improve health outcomes for Latin@ patients and survivors of gender-based violence by providing training and technical assistance (TTA)  and uplifting positive and innovative work within our community.  Our work increases the […]

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Why counting AfroLatin@s matters

On April 5, Esperanza United hosted a discussion about recognizing the importance of race in our community, “Why Counting AfroLatin@s Matters,” convening community leaders and academics who have dedicated their activism, careers and research to racial justice and the inclusion of Blackness in the Latin@ community. As a national Latin@ organization […]

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Community care tool: Advocacy for Latin@ survivors of IPV in health systems

Community providers have been integral to individuals’ health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Latin@ individuals face unique situations when reporting intimate partner violence (IPV) and navigating healthcare systems due disparities in language access and identification in healthcare systems (Robinson et al., 2021). Community providers are bridges to increasing access to […]

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