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Thirty years ago, La Casa de las Madres opened San Francisco's first domestic violence shelter for women and their children. The once-quiet shelter has grown into the city's leading voice for abused women, their children and teens--educating, promoti... Read more
Thirty years ago, La Casa de las Madres opened San Francisco's first domestic violence shelter for women and their children. The once-quiet shelter has grown into the city's leading voice for abused women, their children and teens--educating, promoting awareness and changing the community's and the media's perceptions about domestic violence and its victims. Through a broad service continuum, we also provide expert intervention and prevention services to more than 10,000 community members annually.
Our goal is to restore dignity, generate hope, evoke courage, and help maximize the potential of our clients.
Our services include: emergency residential shelter and community-based services to women, teens and their children while providing advocacy, counseling, family-based services and referrals.
Our Drop in Center houses our two 24 hour crisis phone lines, Drop-In Counseling Center, Teen Program, and Community Education and Outreach Program, while off-site we run the Emergency Shelter, Domestic Violence Response Team, Safe Havens Project, Mary Elizabeth Inn Case Management Program, and Safe Housing Project.
La Casa De Las Madres is an invaluable asset within the Bay Area community and volunteering with them is both a wonderful opportunity and a meaningful challenge. Domestic violence is a issue that effects many people with different backgrounds and experiences yet La Casa is a place where they all can come together to heal. At La Casa there are many areas to volunteer in, from the crisis line, to court accompaniment, to working with children and in the shelter. The staff at La Casa are caring and supportive and I feel priviledged to volunteer within such a wonderful community of people who are all dedicated to providing safety and support in the face of violence. Volunteering at Las Casa De Las Madres makes a direct impact in the lives of these women and their children and it is a fantastic organization to include in your volunteer experience.
If you are looking to make a high impact, this is the place to volunteer. Volunteering at La Casa de Las Madres has been a wonderful opportunity to give my time to a well-run organization that does vital work in our community. La Casa has tons of different opportunities for whatever you are interested in-everything from teen outreach to court accompaniment. I have volunteered on the crisis line and done community outreach events so far. Each time, I have felt that I am giving to a tremendous organization with tremendous people.
by Norma R. from San Francisco, CA
Volunteering with La Casa de Las Madres has been a great experience. The people that work there are fun and intelligent. La Casa is understanding of my work schedule and work with me on my volunteer hours. Everyone is helpful and the overall feel of La Casa de Las Madres is a pleasant one. It is great to feel good about helping those in need while also being in a good atmosphere.