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Community Spotlight: Celebrating Mothers

Your generous contributions to honor the individuals in your lives enables La Casa to provide comprehensive and empowering services to women, teens, and children exposed to and at risk of abuse.  We provide access, tools and support—clinical and peer-based—that strengthen their ability to affect change and break the cycle of violence.  Your support allowed La…

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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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49ers Foundation

Touchdowns for Kids!

La Casa de las Madres looks forward to celebrating the San Francisco 49ers success this season, on and off the field. One of eight beneficiaries for the fifth Touchdown for Kids Program, we’ll be cheering even louder during 2015! For every 49er touchdown, field goal, interception, or sack, the 49ers Foundation, Taube Philanthropies and Koret…

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Celebrating + Male Role Models: Father’s Day – June 21st

In the fight against domestic violence, we at La Casa de las Madres, Home of the Mothers, also honor the vital role dads play in creating vibrant, non-violent families, cultures, and communities worldwide. Each of us has a critical role to play in ending the cycle of violence—men and women, survivors and allies, bystanders and…

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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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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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Community Spotlight: Economic Empowerment Campaign

Throughout June, La Casa is sparking critical conversation about economic abuse through an outreach campaign over the radio airwaves, on social media, through community-based activities, and more!  Economic abuse can be one of the most powerful types of control limiting a survivor’s options, yet it remains generally less understood or identified.  La Casa is working…

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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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Increasing Safety and Stability through Economic Empowerment

Domestic violence is most commonly thought of as physical abuse, and often perceived to only affect those from lower socioeconomic strata.  In reality, abuse is about power and control and can take many forms—physical, emotional, sexual, economic—affecting people from all walks of life.  Regardless of a survivor’s socioeconomic background, economic abuse can strip away financial…

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