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Domestic Violence Liaisons Molly Reasbeck and Connie Swain

Safer Housing: Domestic Violence & the San Francisco Housing Authority

It’s no secret that San Francisco is experiencing a housing crisis. With a growing wage gap and a severe lack of safe, affordable housing, domestic violence victims are increasingly left in a seemingly desperate situation: stay in an abusive relationship or risk homelessness. The idea of leaving a violent relationship, often with children, and starting…

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Supporting LGBTQ Survivors

Despite common mis-perceptions that abuse only happens between heterosexual couples, or that only women experience abuse, domestic violence is as prevalent within same sex relationships as it is within heterosexual relationships. Abuse affects people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Year-round, La Casa’s continuum of services provides safety, support, options, and resources to survivors…

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Celebrating + Male Role Models: Father’s Day – June 21st

In the fight against domestic violence, we at La Casa de las Madres, Home of the Mothers, also honor the vital role dads play in creating vibrant, non-violent families, cultures, and communities worldwide. Each of us has a critical role to play in ending the cycle of violence—men and women, survivors and allies, bystanders and…

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Partnering with the 49ers

Some of you may have seen an article in the media recently regarding the San Francisco 49ers and domestic violence. In an open letter, today, I am setting the record straight.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jessica Burgos & Margarita Mazaracki

La Casa is humbled by the dedication and amazing work of its volunteers.  This spring and in honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’re proud to share the voices of—and express our gratitude to—two stellar women who illustrate the many ways volunteering is essential to La Casa’s mission. Jessica has been an incredible and reliable administrative…

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Changing Lives and Public Perceptions about Domestic Violence

Domestic violence has recently been getting the attention an issue of its magnitude deserves, bringing new allies to the table. We’re proud, as announced in March, to have embarked an a new partnership with the San Francisco 49ers to develop and deliver a training curriculum the 49ers will integrate with their player engagement program to build awareness,…

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Give a Gift, Get a Card: Mother’s Day is May 10th!

At La Casa de las Madres, Mothers’ Day is not just a holiday. It’s a chance to honor the individuals in our lives who strive to care for and protect us. Who has acted as your refuge or support system when you needed them most? Give a gift, get a card sent today!

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Is it Abuse? Power and Control

Physical and sexual assaults, or threats to commit them, are the most apparent forms of domestic violence, and they are often the overt actions that allow others to become aware of the problem. However, domestic violence typically consists of much more than tangible and overt violence.  Regular use of other abusive behaviors and tactics by…

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#MoreAwareness, #LessAbuse

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), when La Casa de las Madres’ Teen Program ramps up its year-round efforts and implements special programming to educate Bay Area youth about dating violence and the services available to those affected by it. Through activities at high schools and various community locations, public service announcements over…

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Meeting Teens Where They’re At: La Casa’s Teen Program

For the 1 in 10 San Francisco High School students who experience abuse in an intimate relationship, advocates and resources are vital.  The most important aspect of working with teens is building trust and being accessible.  For more than ten years La Casa’s Teen Program has done just that.  We hold workshops, partner with community…

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