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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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Service Spotlight: Driving Community Change during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

With domestic violence in the news so much recently, and with the groundswell of community attention to its realities, many of you have been asking “What can I do to be involved, to help, to end domestic violence?” So, throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, we’ll be working to raise awareness not only of…

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Driving Change: Challenging the Myths and Stigmas

Domestic violence is a widespread issue, regularly silenced—“it’s a private matter”—or hidden from public view. When conversations to do emerge on the public stage, they are frequently mired in myths and misperceptions: that abuse is only physical, that it’s somehow provoked or allowed by the victim, or that if a person hasn’t left their abusive…

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Service Spotlight: Safe Housing Project

Exciting news: La Casa has been awarded $110,000 to expand our Safe Housing Project, which provides targeted domestic violence intervention and prevention to residents, property management, and staff at housing sites across San Francisco!  This new funding will support staff working on-site at San Francisco Housing Authority sites to connect survivors of domestic violence with…

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Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence at The redHOT* party

On October 2nd, at 111 Minna Gallery,  La Casa de las Madres will kick off National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the redHOT* party!  We are rolling out the red carpet for this sizzling cocktail party in an effort to raise awareness and critical funds for the anti-domestic violence services we provide. 350 of our…

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La Casa de las Madres Steps Out Against Domestic Violence at the redHOT* party

La Casa de las Madres’ annual premier fundraiser, the redHOT party*, will be held on Thursday, October 2nd from 6:00-9:00pm at 111Minna Gallery at 111 Minna Street in San Francisco. La Casa will Step Out Against Domestic Violence on October 2nd with 350 engaged supporters and active community members to kick off National Domestic Violence…

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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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