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La Casa named a “2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits

La Casa de las Madres has been named a “2017 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT” by GreatNonprofits Award based on Outstanding Online Reviews. We are honored to be named a 2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit by our supporters — employees, volunteers, donors and community members. Our work in the San Francisco Bay Area is helping to build futures free from fear and abuse.…

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Community Spotlight: Teen Pregnancy & Dating Violence

Becoming a new parent can be an exciting time, but it can also bring new challenges and added stress, with many decisions to make. For individuals in unsafe relationships, pregnancy can be especially challenging — exacerbating cycles of violence and causing the soon-to-be mother to worry about the safety of both her and her child.…

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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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Join Us for redHOT* on October 5th!

Please join us on October 5th to End the Silence and Stop the Violence! It takes all of us, working together, to put an end domestic violence. Kicking off Domestic Violence Awareness Month, La Casa’s annual redHOT* party, brings together supporters, civic leaders and community members committed to ending domestic violence and providing a safe…

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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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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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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: 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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