A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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DECIMOS NO MÁS Website Redesign Offers New Materials, Resources, and Tools for Parents

Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network is proud to announce the launch of the redesigned  DECIMOS NO MÁS  website, an online resource available in English and Spanish that provides parents and adults with tools to help them have conversations with children and youth about healthy relationships, healthy communication, and healthy sexuality. 

Casa de Esperanza partnered with NO MORE to develop the NO MÁS campaign by incorporating input from youth and parents into  original research  funded by the Avon Foundation for Women.

Click here for this week's blog introducing some expanded parts of NO MÁS!

The NO MORE campaign also redesigned its wesbite! Check it out here!

June 12 marked the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Orlando

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda released the following statement:

"One year ago today, 49 innocent lives were taken by a gunman at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. NHLA stands in solidarity with our LGBTQ and Latino/x communities to mourn, honor, and remember those lost, injured, and traumatized in the only mass murder of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in this country.

"Sadly, the majority of the over 100 people killed or injured, were also Latino/x. Today, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 45 of the nation's preeminent Latino advocacy organizations, remembers those who perished and pledges to honor their lives through our work.
Nearly half of the victims were Puerto Rican. Others were Cuban-American, Dominican-American, Mexican-American, Salvadoran, Ecuadoran, Venezuelan, Afro-Latino, and from other Latino/x communities, and almost all were lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). Over half were under 30, with the youngest being just 18 years old. Some were undocumented."

Click here to read the rest of this statement

Click here to see a recording of the Hispanic Federation's panel discussion on the Orlando massacre

Click here to watch a powerful video by the Human Rights Commission on the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando
Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today, June 15, 2017, is designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Join us in spreading awareness across social media platforms with the hashtag #WEAAD and tag us on Twitter with @casadeesperanza!

Help us raise awareness by also joining the Finish the Sentence campaign. Just download the PDF by clicking the image below, and post a picture of you holding up the sign with the hashtag #WEAAD. And don't forget to tag @NCEAatUSC, @ACLgov, @AgelessAlliance, @WeSayNoMas and @CasadeEsperanza!
Looking for some information and resources to share today? 

*Share this Blog Talk Radio about Elder Abuse Awareness Month

*Check out these tools and resources provided by the National Center on Elder Abuse

Wednesday June 21, 2017 
12:30 - 1:30pm (Central)

Join us for a webinar on the results and impact of Casa de Esperanza's OVW Outreach to Culturally Specific Potential Grantees project. Through this project, Casa de Esperanza provided information to potential grantees about all OVW grant programs and highlight opportunities for organizations to apply, and provided information, resources and organizational development support for stronger applications from potential grantees that address the culturally specific needs of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking victims. Presenters will discuss the project deliverables, provide a summary of regional trainings and technical assistance strategies, and review project outcomes.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
  • identify Casa de Esperanza's project's purpose and deliverable,
  • assess the project's outcomes,
  • and develop and enhance training and technical assistance strategies for culturally specific and community-based organizations based on the learning of the project.
Maritza Valdez, Grants Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

Sarah Khan, Project Specialist, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

Click here to register now


Jueves, el 22 de junio, 2017
1 - 2:30 de la tarde (hora del este)

El abuso a los ancianos o personas de la tercera edad es un problema común en nuestra sociedad pero del que poco se habla. Esto es particularmente difícil porque las víctimas/sobrevivientes de este tipo de abuso son casi siempre parte de una población invisible presente en todas las culturas, géneros, orientación sexual, estatus migratorio, etc. En este seminario web, la presentadora discutirá las necesidades específicas de Latin@s víctimas del abuso de ancianos, ya que esta población continúa estando poco representada en estudios y en la práctica diaria. La presentadora compartirá soluciones para resolver esta falta y ejemplos de colaboraciones exitosas para responder a este problema satisfactoriamente.

Heidi Notario, Casa de Esperanza: Red Nacional Latina

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Blog Talk Radio Engaging Latinx LGBTQ Community and Developing Community-Driven Solutions
Wednesday, July 6, 2017
10 - 10:30 am (Central)

Leo Martinez, Latino LinQ's Board President, will share the lessons learned during the process of engaging the Latinx LGBTQ community in the Atlanta Metro area and co-founding Latino LinQ as a result. He will talk about grounding the work, and creating programs that respond to the particular needs of that community.
In this episode, participants will: 
  • Learn about the process of founding and developing a non-profit organization from the ground up
  • Understand needs assessment as an ongoing project when creating programs 
  • Learning about meaningful collaborations as a tool of development
Leo Martinez, Board President of Latino LinQ, & Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network 

NO MORE: Executive Director

The Executive Director will work to secure funding; develop short-and long-term strategies, partnerships and creative marketing/communications campaigns to build the NO MORE brand; support the anti-violence field; and strengthen the movement to end domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of abuse. In this effort, she/he will work collaboratively with NO MORE's co-founders, funders, staff, volunteers, National Steering Committee and local, state and national partners and allies, under the guidance of a NO MORE Board of Advisors. She/he is a highly motivated, productive self-starter who can operate autonomously while also providing leadership, support and guidance to a team of approximately 4-5 individuals working remotely across the U.S. This is initially a consultant role with the potential to become a full-time position.
Click here for more information about this position
DC Coalition: Data Analyst

Under the direction of the Programs Director, the Analyst will administer, monitor, review, and analyze data collected via the Osnium WS Database and provide maintenance and technical assistance to member programs. The ideal candidate will have the ability to generate data reports and create and maintain visualizations of key outcomes through understanding of the organization, field, and needs of staff.

Casa de Esperanza: Finance Director

This finance director is the lead financial position for the organization and is responsible for providing sound financial oversight, management, and leadership while promoting Casa de Esperanza's objectives and goals. The finance director supervises two accountants. 

Now accepting submissions

We welcome submissions on a number of topics pertaining to domestic violence, family violence, and gender-based violence. These topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs that are culturally specific
  • Working with Latin@ youth
  • Working with immigrant Latin@s
  • Health care and gender-based violence
  • LGBTQ Latin@ communities
  • Children and domestic violence
  • Building Latin@ leadership in Latin@ communities
  • Elder abuse
We also welcome photography, video, resources, and other digital material that organizations or people wish to share with our network.

If you're interested in submitting a blog post,  click here to email Rebecca De Leon, Communications and Marketing Coordinator


The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities is a network of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health and well-being of Latin@ communities. The National Latin@ Network is led by Casa de Esperanza, a national Latina organization whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence. The National Latin@Network for Healthy Families and Communities builds on Casa de Esperanza´s experience working in local communities to support families, end domestic violence, and increase meaningful access to services for Latina@s and incorporates a research center, public policy initiative, and training.

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