Welcome to the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza! We are the national institute on domestic violence focusing on Latin@ communities. As a leading, national Latin@ organization, Casa de Esperanza puts community at the center of everything we do. Founded in 1982 to provide emergency shelter for Latinas and other women and children experiencing domestic violence, today, we continue providing critical and innovative services and support in our Minnesota Twin Cities communities, ranging from family advocacy and shelter services to leadership development and community engagement opportunities for Latin@ youth, women and men, to informing the work of the National Latin@ Network to shape public policy, research, and best practices in the field. The National Latin@ Network provides training and consultations to practitioners and activists throughout the US, as well as in Latin America. We organize national and regional events. We engage in federal and state public policy advocacy and conduct research on issues that affect Latin@s in the US and abroad.
We produce practical publications and tools for the field, disseminate relevant, up-to-date information and facilitate an online learning community that supports practitioners, policy makers and researchers who are working to end domestic violence. The network currently consists of over 1,600 members and counting!
The National Latin@ Network delivers timely and relevant policy alerts, funding announcements and current research to members on a regular basis. The National Latin@ Network also seeks out input from members to inform policy advocacy efforts on key legislation impacting Latin@ families experiencing domestic violence. We encourage members to share stories of human rights violations, discrimination, community concerns and successes that will be brought to policy makers to help shape our laws. We are building a community where members can connect and learn from one another through trainings, conferences and online forums. We all have expertise to share.
Join us, or if you’re already a member, check out what’s new. There’s something for everyone.
We believe in the power of the Latin@ community to end domestic violence. We believe that we are stronger and more effective when we are connected to one another-sharing our successes and challenges and learning from our collective experience. Together we can mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence.