The intersections between domestic violence and human trafficking run deep.
“I Ask,” the theme for this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, seeks to normalize everyday conversations about consent and boundary-setting -- conversations that are essential to creating a culture where sexual violence and abuse of power in every form is not tolerated. To us, “I Ask” also has a second meaning.
November 14, 2018
Throughout October (Domestic Violence Awareness Month), we came together as change makers to end domestic violence in San Francisco.
Over 2,000 individuals connected with La Casa through 120 outreach and education events.
90 volunteers logged 320 hours to support women and children fleeing violence in our city.
360 attendees, 22 corporate sponsors, 23 individual sponsors, and hundreds of in-kind donors helped us raise over $180,000 by getting redHOT* for change.
While our work isn’t done just yet, one thing is clear: the movement we are building together is stronger than any one individual, organization or moment. We hope that through the coming holiday season, and in the New Year, we will continue to stand together, undivided, against domestic violence.
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. It takes a community working together to create a world where violence is not tolerated. We are thankful to our community for recognizing our hard work and dedication.
In the last year we answered 8,881 hotline calls, provided shelter, safety and refuge to 435 child and adult survivors, and provided direct intervention via counseling, case management and advocacy to 4,434 survivors of domestic violence. Additionally, we reached over 3,544 adults, teens and professionals with educational workshops about domestic violence. 7,943 individuals engaged with La Casa via 342 outreach events.
We are proud of our capacity and reach, and honored by this award from GreatNonprofits.
The complete list of 2017 Top Rated Nonprofits can be found here.
Join us this year on October 18th, 2018 to celebrate our work in the community and raise critical funds for our 24/7 life-saving services.
Over 400 supporters, civic leaders, and community members join us each year in celebration and solidarity.
July 2018 is the 1 year mark of La Casa’s partnership with the San Francisco Human Services Agency (HSA). Working in conjunction with HSA, La Casa provides tailored support to individuals that receive CalWORKs and are currently waived from the traditional welfare-to-work program due to domestic violence. Survivors in this program face barriers in their return to work and stable income. La Casa works to help these individuals heal emotionally and overcome financial obstacles that may have been created or exacerbated by an abusive partner and violence in the home. In our first year of this partnership we engaged with 169 survivors and their families.
Our co-located advocates are a key-piece of La Casa’s mission to increase survivors’ connection to care. While our programming has expanded to meet the evolving needs of survivors, we operate with the same high standards for client outcomes, and use the same survivor-centered, trauma-informed approach to our advocacy and support work. Clients across programs like CalWORKS have access to shelter, case management, therapy, support groups in two languages, economic empowerment programming, housing advocacy, court accompaniment and our 24 hour hotline.