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Service Spotlight: Become a Domestic Violence Advocate

La Casa de las Madres wants you to be an advocate for our community!  Year-round, we have wonderful community members involved in our organization, providing administrative, event, and skill-based volunteering.  In addition to these opportunities, twice a year, we conduct training that allows volunteers to work directly with our clients.  Beginning on September 6th, La…

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Strike Out Violence Day – September 18th

This year marks the 15th 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 St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, September 18th, the annual Strike Out Violence Day will honor survivors…

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La Casa’s Trailblazing Solutions at the National Institute of Health

As an early actor in the anti-violence movement, La Casa de las Madres is proud to be featured in the National Institute of Health’s U.S. Library of Medicine’s digital exhibition Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives – a curated look at the activists and reformers across the United States transforming opportunities for women’s safety over the…

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New Community Outreach Transit Campaign

“While domestic violence has been prominent recently in the news,” explained La Casa’s Executive Director, Kathy Black, “domestic violence is a relevant issue any time of year, and La Casa is available, ready to act as a lifeline 24 hours a day, every day of the year.” Earlier this month, La Casa de las Madres…

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“Moving Forward” Support Group

The Moving Forward Group is a bimonthly effort to support our shelter clients in the transition from our Emergency Shelter Program to our Drop In Center for continued case management and therapeutic services. Clients that have recently left the shelter program will meet twice a month at the Drop In Center for lunch and group…

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Community Spotlight: California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Conference

20 La Casa de las Madres staff members were excited and honored to attend this year’s Statewide Domestic Violence Conference, hosted by The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV website).  The conference, titled “Shifting the Lens,” focused on ways that the anti-domestic violence movement has evolved over the past 40 years, and how we…

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Service Spotlight: Supporting the LGBTQ Community

Despite common misconceptions, domestic violence is as prevalent within same sex relationships as it is within heterosexual relationships.  All year long, La Casa’s continuum of services provides safety, support, and healing to survivors of all backgrounds and identities, including those who identify as LGBTQ.  Our staff and volunteers are trained to provide support around some…

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Community Spotlight: Celebrating Mothers

Your generous contributions to honor the individuals in your lives enables La Casa to provide comprehensive and empowering services to women, teens, and children exposed to and at risk of abuse.  We provide access, tools and support—clinical and peer-based—that strengthen their ability to affect change and break the cycle of violence.  Your support allowed La…

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Service Spotlight: Drop In Center

Our community hub and public address, La Casa’s Drop In Center, serves as an access point for victims and survivors of domestic violence through every step of their journey. Our Drop In Center offers a safe place to receive preventive and ongoing supportive services in addition to crisis intervention.  It also embodies our commitment to…

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Community Spotlight: Volunteer Impact

Volunteers who give their time, energy, and skills in wide-ranging ways are truly at the heart of La Casa’s work, helping to ensure and sustain our free, confidential services 24/7/365.  In FY 2014-2015, volunteers gave more than 2376 hours and countless intangible gifts helping in varied aspects of our work and all in support of…

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Service Spotlight: Sexual Assault Awareness and Response

  April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and here at La Casa we are amping up our year-round efforts to propel our community’s awareness of sexual assault and its manifestations as a form of power and control within abusive relationships. Throughout our continuum of support services and community education efforts, La Casa works to support…

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