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.