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Service Spotlight: Domestic Violence Counselor Training

Choosing to reach out for help can be difficult for a survivor of domestic violence, sometimes years in the making.  It is therefore imperative that the responding individuals are highly trained and skilled in the complexities of domestic violence, as well as in the mission, vision, and philosophies underpinning our work.  La Casa’s domestic violence…

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Safer Housing: Domestic Violence & the San Francisco Housing Authority

It’s no secret that San Francisco is experiencing a housing crisis. With a growing wage gap and a severe lack of safe, affordable housing, domestic violence victims are increasingly left in a seemingly desperate situation: stay in an abusive relationship or risk homelessness. The idea of leaving a violent relationship, often with children, and starting…

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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: Adopt A Room

  La Casa’s Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter serves as a lifeline and safe-haven for survivors of domestic violence.  Our shelter provides a safe environment for women and children escaping the cycle of violence, providing an 8-week home for 35 women and children each day – 400 women and children each year.  In the past, generous…

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Increasing Awareness & Breaking the Cycle: 35 Healthy Relationship Lessons to Live By!

Over the past three months, we’ve asked you—our community—to share with us your favorite relationship lesson to live by, to break the cycle of violence. You’ve responded, helping us build a list of 35 Relationship Lessons to Live By, as we celebrate all that our community has learned during the past 35 years of La…

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35 Lessons to Live By!

You might’ve heard on the radio that La Casa de las Madres and Clear Channel are celebrating 35 years of the Bay Area supporting survivors of domestic violence!  We’re celebrating 35 years of La Casa’s life-saving services and supports for survivors of domestic violence, including 35 warm beds each night in our emergency shelter for…

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Community Spotlight: Volunteer Groups Make an Impact

When people think about volunteers helping to make the kind of work we do possible, often it’s the individual volunteers who come to mind.  You may have read about some of our tireless supporters, like Dwight Been, Betty Creary, Paola Souto and Sister Helen Garvey – recently featured in La Casa’s biannual newsletters.  As we…

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Service Spotlight: Crisis Lines & Community Outreach

La Casa’s two 24 hour crisis lines and year-round community outreach efforts provide open doors through which survivors of domestic violence can access critical safety and support.   Often it’s through these doors that survivors take the first step toward a life free from violence, or toward increased access to resources, emotional support, independence and stability.…

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Service Spotlight: STOP… THINK… ACT… PEACE Signs for local kids!

In the 8th year of collaboration, Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theater Program and La Casa de las Madres continue to bring PEACE Signs critical messaging and support to upper elementary youth throughout San Francisco.   Children are often unseen victims of domestic violence.  Directly and indirectly, exposure to abuse contributes to immediate behavioral, social, and emotional problems…

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