In October, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded Casa de Esperanza the Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grant. The grant designates the organization a National Culturally Specific Special Issue Resource Center whose focus is working within Latin@ communities. As a national resource center, Casa de Esperanza is a member of a nationwide network that supports prevention and intervention efforts across the country to end domestic and dating violence. This work falls under a division of the organization called the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities which consists of
- A research center, based in Atlanta, GA, that conducts culturally relevant research to inform the creation of new strategies for engaging Latinas and their communities in ending domestic violence.
- A public policy initiative, based in Washington, DC, that takes Latin@ realities to legislative tables. Casa de Esperanza also translates policy decisions into information and tools that enhance the work of organizations throughout the country.
- Training and support. Casa de Esperanza is also a Technical Assistance (TA) provider for the Office on Violence Against Women, US Dept. of Justice. TA is provided to Latin@ and domestic violence organizations, mainstream agencies that work with Latinas and their families, and organizations that serve other culturally specific communities.
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