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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 Casa de Esperanza’s marketing intern, Deborah […]

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In Winter 2018, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network’s research team updated the facts and statistics for its resources on intimate partner violence (IPV). Below is the latest, updated information. Contextual Factors IPV happens within the context of a family’s daily life, which is deeply affected by numerous factors, both personal and systemic, that impact […]

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By Patricia Davis, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children This blog was originally published by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and is being republished here with the author’s permission. You can access the original blog here. A commuter in Skokie, Illinois thought the boy riding on her bus looked too young to […]

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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 UPDATE, JANUARY 31, 2019: On January 25, 2019, Congress and the President enacted legislation to temporarily end the partial federal government shutdown, which had impacted the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) funding for FY2019 and the VAWA authorization and funding as […]

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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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