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Throughout October (Domestic Violence Awareness Month), we came together as change makers to end domestic violence in San Francisco. With your help… 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,…

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La Casa x Pride

During the month of June, LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) Pride Month —we’re celebrating LGBTQ survivors and working to raise awareness of domestic violence within LGBTQ relationships. It is a myth that domestic violence only occurs in heterosexual couples, and the victims are female. According to the Human Rights Commission, 44% percent of lesbian…

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Introducing: La Casa’s Living Room

We are excited to gather our community by inviting you all to La Casa’s Living Room! In March 2018, 50 of our amazing La Casa community members gathered for our first “Community Meet-Up”. Attendees learned about La Casa’s work, connected with other mission-aligned community members, and celebrated the progress we have made together — keeping victims and survivors of…

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La Casa named a “2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits

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.…

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Community Spotlight: Teen Pregnancy & Dating Violence

Becoming a new parent can be an exciting time, but it can also bring new challenges and added stress, with many decisions to make. For individuals in unsafe relationships, pregnancy can be especially challenging — exacerbating cycles of violence and causing the soon-to-be mother to worry about the safety of both her and her child.…

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Community Spotlight: Thank You for Supporting Mothers!

Each May, La Casa and our community honor the courageous caregivers in our lives, by making a contribution to La Casa de las Madres, The Home of the Mothers, in their name. With each contribution we mail the honoree a very special Mother’s Day Card, inscribed with a personalized message. The cards mailed to honorees…

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Community Spotlight: Thank Your Mother, Empower Another

Mother’s Day is a special time at La Casa de las Madres. Over 40 years ago, a coalition of San Francisco women came together to support survivors of domestic violence in our community. Creating one of the first domestic violence shelters in the United States, these women wanted a refuge that represented the warmth, kindness,…

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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 16 newest volunteer graduates of our Domestic Violence Counselor training.  This dynamic group finished the month-long program on February 23rd…

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Community Spotlight: Rally Behind Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and #DateSafe

During Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, La Casa’s 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 various activities, La Casa is raising its voice to empower youth to recognize abuse, to demand healthy relationships for themselves…

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Community Spotlight: Brightening the Season

The holiday season can be particularly hard for women, children, and families struggling to escape abuse and rebuild safe, healthy lives.  Together through fundraising, gift drives, wish lists, and shopping trips, our community supplied the survivors we serve with a myriad of gifts.  This outpouring of support gave over 400 victims of domestic violence the…

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