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The following information is part of the Case Studies Findings that were published in A Scan of the Field: Learning About Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking, a report published by Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network’s research team. Part of that report is being published here in recognition that January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  Case […]

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By Rosie Hidalgo, Senior Director of Public Policy, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network January 10, 2019 The Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) was first enacted in 1994 and has been reauthorized three times since then. It is one of the key pieces of federal legislation dedicated to improving a coordinated community response to domestic […]

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By: María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, Project Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Human trafficking is a crime that occurs when a person uses force, fraud or coercion to control someone else for the purpose of making them engage in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or other services against their will[1]. In 2000, the […]

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By: Martha Hernandez-Martinez, Program Research Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and in commemoration Casa de Esperanza will offer a series of webinars on human trafficking throughout the month. The series will commence on January 10 with a presentation to share the results of the study A Scan […]

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Name: Ana De Carolis Title: Project Coordinator Where are you from? I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina but I also have ties to Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, where my family is from. Where do you feel most at home? I feel most at home at my grandparents house in Rosario, Santa Fe. What inspires you, professionally […]

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Name:  Norma Vicenta Amezcua                Title: Compliance/Grants Management Associate Main responsibilities: To ensure Casa de Esperanza’s (CDE) grant monitoring and compliance program is providing exceptional grant management and compliance in order to enhance and fully support the mission of CDE locally and on a national level. Where are you from? I am an army brat. I […]

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Name: Paula Gomez Stordy Title:  Senior Director of National Training and TA Where are you from? I am from more than one place. I was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Chilean parents and have lived in various cities and towns in Massachusetts and Chile throughout my life. I feel fortunate to have discovered different places […]

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Written by: Sarah Fleming, MSW, Grants & Evaluation Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza I have been fortunate to work with amazing evaluators such as Dr. Josie Serrata and Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez at our National Latin@ Research Center on Family and Social Change and experienced Latin@ practitioners like Ivette Izea-Martinez in our community-based domestic violence prevention initiatives. […]

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Written by: Jose Juan Lara, Jr., Project Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Click here to read Part 1 of this blog Click here to download the PDF of parts 1 and 2 of Emergency Preparedness from an Intersectional Approach Barriers to Full Inclusion of Latin@ Communities in Emergency Planning[1] As previously mentioned, Latinos are […]

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By: Cassie Amundson-Muñoz, Community Engagement Communications Specialist, Casa de Esperanza With sunlight flooding into the collaborative work areas of the new administrative office for Casa de Esperanza in St. Paul, Minnesota, women who participate in the Fuerza Unida Amig@s initiative put the finishing touches on the altar they created for Día de los Muertos. On […]

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