Outreach on the Frontlines

“Working class communities, communities of color, marginalized people have always, always been on the frontlines. We have always been outside protesting and we’re still doing that because we don’t have the privilege to stop being on the frontlines.

Un Día de Belleza

On Monday, August 5, our generous partners from Don't Forget About Me and Salons By JC hosted a Day of Beauty for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Several of our clients, their children and a couple of lucky VIP staff members received the royal treatment.

Tell HUD not to separate and displace families.

We believe all survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families deserve stability and healing after abuse. Access to secure and safe housing, and the ability to live together with family members that are the vital support network for many, is critical for the communities we serve.

This was my first year attending ArteSanando

When I walked in, I was mesmerized by the colors of the crafts being sold and the delicious smell of traditional foods. I was pleasantly surprised to see a good number of individuals already present, and anxiously waiting to eat. I tried containing my excitement and sat down to listen what Lorena and the participants had to say.

Community Based Responses to Interpersonal Violence

By: Margarita Guzmán

We are witnessing intensified attacks on the validity of survivor experiences, the value of immigrant lives and the dignity of all people of color. There is a lot at stake, with the pending renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

We must review the gains we have made with big legislation like VAWA, and engage in a profoundly honest conversation about its limitations, especially for immigrants and communities of color.