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Stopping Teen Dating Violence

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM).  Every February 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.  For the 1 in 10 San Francisco High School students who experience…

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The Transformational Power of Creative Expression

Draw a Family Portrait Activity: Mom and child(ren) work together and remember the love within their family despite their challenges. Mom’s long protective arm is made visible to her children. I want people to see my children’s creative expression.  I want them to know we’re o.k.  –emergency shelter resident Mothers living in a domestic violence shelter…

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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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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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Service Spotlight: Multi-Pronged Access to Legal Assistance

Whether accessed within a broader continuum of support received at La Casa, or as a standalone service for a survivor seeking legal help, La Casa’s legal services provide skilled assistance in multiple settings so that survivors can more readily navigate a complex and sometimes daunting system.  Our support helps to shed light on legal processes and protections,…

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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 18 newest volunteer graduates of our Domestic Violence Counselor Training, who finished the month-long program on February 25th and are…

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The San Francisco 49ers

With Super Bowl 50 buzz and activities wrapping up here in the Bay Area, La Casa de las Madres would like to take a moment to recognize our growing partnership with the San Francisco 49ers and our joint efforts to transform public perceptions about domestic violence. During the 2015/16 season, La Casa was selected to…

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Spreading Holiday Cheer

La Casa is incredibly grateful to our community for the abundance of support they showed over the holidays.  Hundreds of individuals, families, community groups, and corporate teams stepped up this holiday season to ensure the survivors of domestic violence we serve felt supported.  So thank you, to everyone who adopted a family, sponsored a survivor,…

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Community Spotlight: Volunteer Katrina Mautner

…domestic violence is often a silent issue, and we should all be more concerned with starting conversations about it and lifting that silence so we can help people recover and move forward.” 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…

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Transit Campaign Counteracts Pervasive Myths

At a time of the year when domestic violence and the needs of its victims may escalate, we are raising our voice—letting community members know that “Abuse is NEVER your fault” and that help is available. Throughout December, bold advertisements on MUNI buses and in MUNI and BART stations across the city aim to raise…

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