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Community Spotlight: Sonia Melara Appointed to Police Commission

We’re thrilled to celebrate the appointment of Sonia Melara—one of La Casa’s founders and a tireless advocate in the movement to end violence against women and children—to the San Francisco Police Commission!  Most currently, Sonia served as Vice-President and President of the Health Commission.  She is Executive Director of Rally Family Visitation Services of Saint…

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Economic Empowerment Toolkit

Economic abuse occurs in 98% of abusive relationships, and can strip away financial stability and options regardless of a survivor’s socioeconomic background, impeding safety.  Economic dependency is the strongest predictor of a survivor’s decision to remain with or return to an abusive partner.  So what can economic abuse look like?  A survivor barred from working…

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Igniting Change with the redHOT* party

Each year, La Casa de las Madres kicks off October – National Domestic Violence Awareness Month – with our annual premier event, the redHOT* party. In 2013, with the support of Kaiser Permanente, Mercer, Pacific Union Community Fund, Levi Strauss & Co., Macy’s, Premier, Union Bank, Gilmore & Associates, CPA’s, Johnny Beuno Studio, and Recology,…

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Bay Area Domestic Violence Shelter Collaborative Calls for 49er Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2014 Contact: Gloria Sandoval, STAND! For Families Free of Violence: 925.603.0112 Kathy Black, La Casa de las Madres: 415.503.0500 Ext. 305 Bay Area Domestic Violence Shelter Collaboration Calls for 49er Action (San Francisco Bay Area, CA) The Bay Area Domestic Violence Shelter Collaboration, a group of 17 domestic violence organizations…

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Service Spotlight: Bringing a Message of Safety & Nonviolence to Elementary Schoolers

Marking our 12th year of collaboration, Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program and La Casa de las Madres are preparing to kick off the PEACE Signs program in San Francisco for the 2014 school year!  Statewide, Kaiser’s PEACE Signs program brings critical education and support to upper elementary school students at schools throughout California to intervene…

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Economic Empowerment Campaign Reaches Thousands!

Thanks to our community’s support, La Casa’s June Economic Empowerment Campaign spread far and wide with important tools and information about economic abuse, available protections, and related resources!  Our social media posts during the campaign were viewed more than 65,000 times, and a public service announcement airing on KMEL 106.1, WiLD 94.9, KISS 98.1, and…

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Service Spotlight: A Wealth of Resources for Our Community

Available in multiple languages, La Casa’s resources range from educational handouts describing the dynamics of abuse and warning signs to flyers about La Casa’s services, from interactive tools like Healthy Relationships Checklists to business card-sized pamphlets containing numerous domestic violence resources.   As part of La casa’s constant and multifaceted effort to increase awareness of domestic…

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Community Spotlight: Giants Community Fund

This year marks the 13th annual collaboration between the Giants Community Fund and La Casa de las Madres, raising funds and awareness for La Casa’s continuum of services for survivors of domestic violence.  As the Giants take on the Dodgers on Sunday, September 14th, the annual Strike Out Violence Day will honor survivors of violence,…

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Supporting LGBTQ Survivors

Despite common misperceptions that abuse only happens in 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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Community Spotlight: Economic Empowerment Campaign

Throughout June, La Casa is sparking critical conversation about economic abuse through an outreach campaign over the radio airwaves, on social media, through community-based activities, and more!  Economic abuse can be one of the most powerful types of control limiting a survivor’s options, yet it remains generally less understood or identified.  La Casa is working…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Johnny Bueno

When Johnny Bueno reached out to La Casa three years ago, he shared a deep commitment to our mission and the desire to be involved.  As a child in Southern California, Johnny had seen his mom experience significant abuse.  Now, Johnny felt compelled to take action, to lend support through the small business he had…

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