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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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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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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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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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Volunteer Spotlight

Neville Jos, a Chief Technology Officer at a local boutique investment firm, recently completed La Casa’s domestic violence advocate training sessions. How long have you been volunteering at La Casa de las Madres and what do you do? I have been volunteering at La Casa for about two months. I mainly help out the children…

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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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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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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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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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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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