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Art by Jose Juan Lara Jr.*

After a year of unparalleled uncertainty, disruption, and hardship, we are so grateful for connection, community, and collective hope. This year has been challenging and heavy. Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault are at higher risk for abuse with stay-at-home orders, further isolated from co-workers, friends, and community, and may have less resources available to them due to the pandemic’s economic ramifications. And Latin@ communities are facing the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 with far-reaching collateral consequences.

Annually, we reach 5000 women, children, and families in the Twin Cities metro area. Since the pandemic’s outbreak, the increase in demand for our Family Advocacy services has been unprecedented. More families have contacted us for financial, emotional, and social support. 2020 has – and continues to – take a toll; the only way through this and forward is together.

Please help us continue to serve survivors and our communities with dignity and care and affirm our vision that all families deserve to thrive and live in a world free of violence. Donate

As this year sunsets, we wish you and your loved ones warmth, peace, and joy.

With gratitude and hope,

The Casa de Esperanza Team




*Jose Juan Lara Jr’s artwork is intuitive, reflecting whatever curious mood or dream rouses image to canvas resulting in abstract and colorful figures. And, subconsciously, most of the pieces center on the feminine/masculine dichotomy, his catholic upbringing and Mexican heritage. To see more of Jose Juan’s art, please go to


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