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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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redHOT* party Highlights

The highlight of the program was hearing the inspiring words of Sonia Melara, co-founder of La Casa.  Sonia shared personal details on the very beginnings of La Casa and the trying circumstances that existed in the seventies.  Thankfully a lot of progress has been made – more women can say “I am a survivor” without…

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Community Spotlight: Join us next week at the redHOT* party!

Amid a lively night of auctions and community, Christie James–of iHeart80s @ 103.7FM– will lead 300+ advocates, supporters, and civic leaders, through an inspiring evening underscoring the importance of our undivided work to call out and end domestic violence. We’ll also be celebrating our 40th anniversary, and hear from Sonia Melara, one of the original…

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Community Spotlight: Celebrating our redHOT* party Onyx Sponsors

The support we receive from the community is crucial to our success all year round. In particular, we rely on strong organizations like Kaiser Permanente and the San Francisco 49ers to continue the work of ending domestic violence. We are excited that these two orga nizations are joining us once again this year by signing…

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New Community Outreach Transit Campaign

“While domestic violence has been prominent recently in the news,” explained La Casa’s Executive Director, Kathy Black, “domestic violence is a relevant issue any time of year, and La Casa is available, ready to act as a lifeline 24 hours a day, every day of the year.” Earlier this month, La Casa de las Madres…

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