April 2021 Newsletter
SOAR Celebration!
Our monthly newsletter - SOAR - turns a year old!

We're so excited that we have been able to provide our newsletter to our supporters to let you know what has been happening at Esperanza and information about domestic violence.

Thank you for your generosity and support of our mission. We look forward to our continued engagement with you -- our readers. Take a look back at our previous issues here.
A Year in Review....
The Esperanza Shelter team transitioned to a fully virtual platform in March 2020. The team worked tirelessly throughout the month of April to create processes and procedures to safely continue providing services without interruption to our clients.

The entire Esperanza team continues to successfully provide all services virtually to date.

We want to take a moment to thank all staff for their dedication and hard work, our mission and vision is stronger than ever because of each and every one of our team members.
Crime Victims' Rights Week - April 18-24th
Crime Victims’ Rights Week & How You Can Support a Victim of Domestic Violence

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

Every April, since 1981 the Office of the Victims of Crime leads communities across the United States in their observance of National Victims’ Rights Week – this is a historic year as OVC celebrates 40 years of holding this weeklong commemoration. Each year comes with the opportunity to renew the commitments of serving all victims of crime without bias, acknowledging the achievements and progressive gains in the various sectors of victim services, to honor victim service providers and to remember those who are survivors/victims of violence.

To learn more click here.
Tik Tok Challenge
We are thrilled to announce that our Community Outreach and Education Department, Hope Speaks, is launching a TikTok account!

Please contact us today if you know a teen that is interested in being a peer mentor for our challenge.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Did you know?

  • Every 73 seconds someone in the United States is sexually assaulted.
  • 90% of adult rape victims are female.
  • Approximately 16% of youth ages 14 – 17 were sexually victimized in the past year.

Resources Available:

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

RAINN – Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
Join our team
The Esperanza team continues to grow! Please view the links below to learn more about the current job positions that are open:

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in joining our team please click the link below.

Board Members Needed
If you have financial expertise and/or are interested in exploring serving on Esperanza's Board of Directors, we are actively looking for a board treasurer.

For more information please email Jo Beth Speyer, Board Development Chair at jobeth@esperanzashelter.org.
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
Connect with us!
Mission Partner
Mission Partner
Hope Partner
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.