La Casa de las Madres acts boldly to create a community where violence against women and children is not tolerated. They envision a society in which all individuals and families have equal access to basic resources and asset-building opportunities. In the future, safety and respect in intimate relationships are the norm.
To achieve this future, La Casa offers a continuum of comprehensive and empowering services to women, teens, and children exposed to and at risk of abuse. They provide access, tools and support—clinical and peer-based—that strengthen their ability to affect change and break the cycle of violence.
At the core, La Casa is an empowerment program. They inform and facilitate transitions, investing participants with the fortitude and skills to articulate their needs, access healing resources, and build sustainable lives free of violence. A survivor has many choices in seeking to address or escape the violence in her life, and they know that an empowered person makes her own choices. They understand that each survivor will best understand her own history and present needs, and they value each step she takes as an incremental move toward thriving and safety. Furthermore, they empower families and communities to interrupt the intergenerational and cultural transmission of attitudes and behaviors enabling abuse, cultivating expectations of non-violence and encouraging community dialogue about domestic violence.
Victims of domestic violence experience repeated and escalating violence that impacts many aspects of life, impeding positive health outcomes, earning potential, and capacity to thrive. As such, survivors must be able to access immediate safety as well as services supporting their transition to lives free from violence. Accordingly, the specialized services address both the immediate and long-term needs of individuals and families.
The mission of La Casa de las Madres is to respond to calls for help from domestic violence victims, of all ages, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They give survivors the tools to transform their lives. They seek to prevent future violence by educating the community and by redefining public perceptions about domestic violence.
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