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Partnering with the 49ers

Some of you may have seen an article in the media recently regarding the San Francisco 49ers and domestic violence. In an open letter, today, I am setting the record straight.

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Is it Abuse? Power and 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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#MoreAwareness, #LessAbuse

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), when 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. Through activities at high schools and various community locations, public service announcements over…

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Meeting Teens Where They’re At: La Casa’s Teen Program

For the 1 in 10 San Francisco High School students who experience abuse in an intimate relationship, advocates and resources are vital.  The most important aspect of working with teens is building trust and being accessible.  For more than ten years La Casa’s Teen Program has done just that.  We hold workshops, partner with community…

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Happy New Year

Invest in Your Good Intentions

As we welcome the New Year with resolutions for self-improvement, healthier lifestyles, and a myriad of other good intentions, what better way to start than by resolving to give back to the members of your community affected by domestic violence?  La Casa de las Madres works to advocate for and empower victims and survivors of…

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Brightening the Season

La Casa is incredibly grateful to our community for the torrent 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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Giving Back Year Round

La Casa’s volunteers, donors, and community champions who share their time, energy, and resources in wide-ranging ways are the backbone of La Casa’s work. Our supporters help to ensure and sustain our free, confidential services continue to be available 24/7/365. This past year, our community showed their support in a monumental way. We are grateful…

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Support Amid a Season of High Need

Holidays are a special time full of cheer, but they can also be a time of stress for many of us. For a survivor of domestic violence, who is living with abuse or working to rebuild a life after creating distance from the abusive relationship, additional needs, triggers, and challenges may arise during this season.…

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Will you support La Casa this #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a collective effort of community partners to come together and give back over the holiday giving season. Just like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is using the power of social media to create change, and help people focus on the importance of being involved in our communities over the holidays by making…

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Adopt A Family 2013

Adopt A Family 2014

For most people, the holiday season represents something joyous and exciting.  However, that is not always the case.  For victims and survivors of domestic violence, including the 35 women and children who will be staying in La Casa’s shelter over the holidays, this time of year can feel lonely and isolating.   For this reason, we…

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