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Our mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latino communities to end domestic violence.
Casa de Esperanza's roots are deep in Latino communities. Founded more than twenty years ago, our organization has developed and strengthened since its establishment as a shelter for battered Latinas. We have matured and transformed because of a brave, innovative spirit and responsiveness to Latinas. Today we are a Latina agency that is grounded in commitment to our communities and to ending domestic violence. The organization has grown to become the largest Latina organization in the country focused on domestic violence. Casa de Esperanza is also committed to becoming a greater resource to organizations and communities in the areas of sexual assault and trafficking.
Casa de Esperanza’s leadership in the field has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which has designated the organization as the Culturally Specific Issue Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Latin@ Communities.
Casa de Esperanza has expanded to offer critical, innovative services and support, ranging from family advocacy, and shelter services to leadership development and community engagement opportunities for Latin@ youth, women and men. Throughout all of our prevention and intervention initiatives we place community at the center, thus we incorporate intentional community listening and engagement strategies to ensure we are guided by our communities.