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Celebrating Pride Month in San Francisco

Often times, survivors of abuse have been silenced by their batterers by using tactics of power and control. Many who are already marginalized, discriminated against and abused in our society, are often told that they will not be believed or supported if they come forward to report their abuse. As a strong voice against domestic violence,…

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Service Spotlight: One Is Too Many – The Link Between DV and Sexual Assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The deep connection between domestic violence and sexual assault is rooted in the power and control dynamic of domestic violence relationships. Batterers may use sexual violence, coercion or threats to control their partner. 7 out of 10 rapes are committed by someone known to the victim.[1] 25% of rapes…

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Community Spotlight: Thank You for Supporting Mothers!

Each May, La Casa and our community honor the courageous caregivers in our lives, by making a contribution to La Casa de las Madres, The Home of the Mothers, in their name. With each contribution we mail the honoree a very special Mother’s Day Card, inscribed with a personalized message. The cards mailed to honorees…

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Events and Updates

Your Spring Cleaning Can Support Survivors Do you have furniture to recycle?  A bag of clothes and household items you have been meaning to donate?  Bring them to the Community Thrift Store in support of La Casa’s services!  When you make a donation to Community Thrift and designate your items for La Casa de las…

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Community Spotlight: Thank Your Mother, Empower Another

Mother’s Day is a special time at La Casa de las Madres. Over 40 years ago, a coalition of San Francisco women came together to support survivors of domestic violence in our community. Creating one of the first domestic violence shelters in the United States, these women wanted a refuge that represented the warmth, kindness,…

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Community Spotlight: Newly Trained Volunteers Provide Client Support

Volunteers who generously 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.  La Casa welcomes the 16 newest volunteer graduates of our Domestic Violence Counselor training.  This dynamic group finished the month-long program on February 23rd…

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Service Spotlight: Is It Abuse? Power & 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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Community Spotlight: Rally Behind Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and #DateSafe

During Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, La Casa’s 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 various activities, La Casa is raising its voice to empower youth to recognize abuse, to demand healthy relationships for themselves…

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Service Spotlight: La Casa’s Teen Program

The most important aspect of working with teens is building trust and being accessible.  For fifteen years La Casa’s Teen Program has done just that.  We hold workshops, partner with community programs, high schools and universities across San Francisco, and attend health fairs and tabling events to make sure La Casa provides resources that are…

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Community Spotlight: Brightening the Season

The holiday season can be particularly hard for women, children, and families struggling to escape abuse and rebuild safe, healthy lives.  Together through fundraising, gift drives, wish lists, and shopping trips, our community supplied the survivors we serve with a myriad of gifts.  This outpouring of support gave over 400 victims of domestic violence the…

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