July 2021 Newsletter
Christmas in July!
We are thrilled to announce that our 2nd Annual Holiday Trees of Hope fundraiser is taking place in-person at the Drury Hotel in late November!

Last year, our inaugural virtual event raised $15,000 because of our generous holiday tree sponsors and supporters!

This year, we are committed to raising $25,000 but we can not do it without the support of our community.
 
Please consider joining the holiday fun by contacting Lina Morales, Development Associate by clicking below.

To see the highlights of last year's event please click here.
Shelter Renovation Project
Our emergency shelter is the heart and soul of our organization. This summer we are asking for your help to raise $60k!

Every dollar that you donate will be matched by the Lineberry Foundation up to $30k. You can help raise $60k for much-needed shelter renovations.

For more information about our shelter renovations, please click here.
A Partner Saving Lives
Esperanza Shelter recently partnered with WellBefore, a company based out of Dallas Texas, for PPE supplies. WellBefore was created during the pandemic due to the shortage of essential PPE, fake or counterfeit masks, and price gouging that was taking place across the country. 

To read more about our partnership with WellBefore, please click here.
Minority Communities and Domestic Violence
Minority Communities & Domestic Abuse

By: Molly Conway, M.S - Community Outreach Coordinator

63% of Esperanza Shelter’s clients are from minority communities, 92% of which live below the poverty level. The individuals and families that we serve all face tremendous challenges on their journey to establish a life that is free from domestic violence. Survivors of domestic abuse that come to us from minority communities such as people of color, immigrants, Trans-LBGQ2S+ individuals, people with special needs and many more require uniquely tailored safety plans, therapy and wrap around support services. 

The Esperanza team is dedicated to full inclusivity, bridging gaps that have been barriers for minority communities in gaining equal access to domestic violence services and creating a healing environment that minority communities feel safe, valued and heard.

To read more please click here.
Remembering and Honoring Ernestine Romero
Esperanza Shelter was presented with a grant for $500 from the Ernestine Romero Fund through the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Ernestine was known as "La Jovencita" to many locals that attended her concerts and enjoyed her passion for music and bringing joy to people.

In 2019, Ernestine's life was tragically cut short. Her family has found solace for their grief by establishing the Ernestine Romero Memorial Fund, which will provide scholarships to graduating seniors in the area and provide donations for local organizations that work to prevent domestic and intimate partner violence. 

We want to thank Ernestine's family for their support of our mission and for helping to bring awareness to the pervasive reality of domestic violence.

Ernestine will be remembered as an angel with a spirit that shines bright!

To read more about the fund please click here.

For more information about Ernestine Romero please click here.
Some other ways to support us!
Consider adding us to your rewards at Smith's grocery store.

Search for Esperanza Shelter Inc either by name or ML873 and then click Enroll. 
Select Esperanza as your non-profit to receive your Amazon Smile donation.

Search for Esperanza Shelter and for every purchase you make on Amazon, we'll benefit from eligible purchases!
Esperanza's mission:
"To shelter those threatened by domestic violence and to support healthy relationships."
24/7 Crisis Hotline Number: 505.473.5200 or 1.800.473.5220
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If you are interested in becoming an Investor In Hope or would like more information on how you can help, contact our Director of Development, Marcos Zubia at 505.309.1657 or Marcos@esperanzashelter.org.