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La Casa & CalWORKS

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…

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Service Spotlight: ARISE

December marks the one-year anniversary of having a La Casa advocate co-located at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH). As part of the ARISE (Aspire to Realize Improved Safety and Empowerment) program, a La Casa advocate has been on-site in select clinics to connect with patients who disclose intimate partner violence to medical professionals. At…

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Service Spotlight: Become a Domestic Violence Advocate

La Casa de las Madres wants you to be an advocate for our community!  Year-round, we have wonderful community members involved in our organization, providing administrative, event, and skill-based volunteering.  In addition to these opportunities, twice a year, we conduct training that allows volunteers to work directly with our clients.  Beginning on September 6th, La…

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Celebrating Pride Month in San Francisco

Often times, survivors of abuse have been silenced by their batterers by using tactics of power and control. Many who are already marginalized, discriminated against and abused in our society, are often told that they will not be believed or supported if they come forward to report their abuse. As a strong voice against domestic violence,…

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Service Spotlight: One Is Too Many – The Link Between DV and Sexual Assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The deep connection between domestic violence and sexual assault is rooted in the power and control dynamic of domestic violence relationships. Batterers may use sexual violence, coercion or threats to control their partner. 7 out of 10 rapes are committed by someone known to the victim.[1] 25% of rapes…

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Service Spotlight: La Casa’s Teen Program

The most important aspect of working with teens is building trust and being accessible.  For fifteen years La Casa’s Teen Program has done just that.  We hold workshops, partner with community programs, high schools and universities across San Francisco, and attend health fairs and tabling events to make sure La Casa provides resources that are…

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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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Domestic Violence and Healthcare Partnerships

Domestic violence (DV) not only causes immediate physical harm, but research has shown that it also leads to increased visits to the emergency room and visits with mental health providers. The goal is to improve local healthcare response to intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence, and reproductive coercion.  Aspire to Realize Improved Safety and Empowerment…

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Food and Nutrition Programs

La Casa’s options for survivors span the range of needs that people fleeing from or living with domestic violence often face—from needs related to the basics (food, clothing, and physical safety) to longer-term stability and healing.  As one of the most fundamental of all human needs, essential not only to physical wellness but also to…

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Service Spotlight: Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Building Resources

When safety is threatened, or support is needed, knowing how to access free and confidential services can make all the difference for someone facing domestic violence.  La Casa’s resources are available in multiple languages and range from educational handouts describing the dynamics of abuse and warning signs to flyers about La Casa’s services, from interactive…

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