Next Generation Blog

by: Casa de Epseranza August 26, 2016   I started working at Casa de Esperanza about 4 years ago with the anticipation of working with my community. As I started looking into how to outreach into the Hmong community, I noticed that there are not many resources within…
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by: Tri-Valley Haven July 22, 2016   "Sanyah" and her two sons arrived in the US from their native Nepal about three months ago. Her husband, who had always been abusive, quickly learned about California domestic violence laws when he was arrested for his violence against…
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by Weave June 24, 2016   I remember seeing Karen* for the first time, her bruised skin a physical marker for the trauma they had just endured; but she was more concerned about how her leaving her husband would affect her family and especially her father. Never mind that…
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by Christine Nguyen, My Sister's House June 8, 2016   When Xai and her husband left Laos after the Vietnam War, Xai had only the support of her husband's family in the United States. In the Hmong culture, when a woman marries, she leaves her side of the family and becomes…
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by Empower Yolo February 17, 2016   Empower Yolo and CommuniCare Health Center named one of six domestic violence programs and community health centers selected to receive funding, training, and support to address intimate partner violence   Stereotyped…
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by Haven's Women Center February 9, 2016   Imagine walking into a strange place full of people you’ve never met. You are put into a room, probably with another family or other individuals who have left similar abusive situations. Imagine walking into the kitchen to…
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by Casa de Esperanza January 6, 2016   When I was going to do outreach at the Mehal Plaza, I met a lady suffering from domestic violence, who was totally unknown of Casa de Esperanza. Learning from me about Casa de Esperanza services, she seeks shelter within our organization…
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