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Safety Alert: If you believe your computer activities are being monitored, please access this site from a safer computer. To immediately exit this site, click the escape button. If you are in immediate danger, contact 911, a local crisis line, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.


Many women, regardless of race or ethnicity, choose to continue to live with partners who have been (or continue to be) abusive. Traditional domestic violence intervention approaches have emphasized women leaving abusive relationships, but the applicability and acceptability of this approach for women from culturally diverse backgrounds, including immigrant and Latina survivors of intimate partner […]

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By: Anonymous Please note this entry contains language and material that might be triggering for some readers. Even having conversations with our immigration attorney is difficult. The dread of hearing dismaying news about our case weighs heavily on my husband and I during the silent car ride to their office. He glances around nervously as […]

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Written by: Pierre Berastaín, Assistant Director of Innovation and Engagement, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network In recent years, we have seen a rise in public discussions around gender inclusivity in English and Spanish terminology. These conversations are important and worthy of comprehensive, meaningful civil discourse. Language changes to accommodate shifting attitudes, perceptions, positions, and […]

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By: Jorge Vidal, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Casa de Esperanza recognizes the significant contributions of culturally specific community-based organizations to the anti-violence field. As the Comprehensive Technical Assistance Provider for the Culturally Specific Services Program (CSSP) grant issued by the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), one of our primary goals […]

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Each year, in preparation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month(DVAM), national DV organizations gather as part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) advisory board to discuss and plan ways to support advocacy networks throughout the country in their ongoing public education efforts through public awareness, strategies, materials, resources, capacity-building, and technical assistance. This year, the […]

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We at Casa de Esperanza know from our work with community-based organizations that you are already experts in pulling information you need to do your work on a daily basis. Sometimes what might be missing is the documentation of such efforts. In response to organizations large and small across the country interested in learning how […]

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Blog submitted by Caminar Latino. Recently, Caminar Latino announced its Executive Director, Jessica Nunan, joined an advisory committee for Sesame Street Community, an online hub for sharing Sesame Street’s free educational resources with the adults in children’s lives. This partnership with Sesame Street will utilize her 22 years of experience working with families affected by violence […]

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Nonprofit organizations designated as 501(c)(3) are able to do some lobbying as defined by the IRS, but there are many activities that are designated as advocacy which are permissible for all nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits are prohibited from conducting any political activity, which includes intervention in a political campaign to endorse or oppose any candidate for […]

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Written by: Maggie Nicholson, Team Leader and Youth Advocate, YWCA Central Massachusetts While social media is designed to connect people and communities, there are always potential consequences with sharing your personal information online. Sometimes this may be as simple as not wanting aspects of your lifestyle shared with certain friends or family members, but there […]

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From the DECIMOS NO MÁS campaign Be patient Sometimes it can take a while for children to ask their question or tell a story. This may be because they’re still young or because they find it difficult asking you about a sensitive subject. Try to resist the temptation to tell them to get to the […]

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