Next Generation Blog

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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  by Valley Crisis Center December 22, 2015   CHAN is an interagency network created by Pana Lee of Valley Crisis Center and Sitra from My Sister’s House, in order to provide a safe place for Hmong advocates to meet on a quarterly bases. CHAN has now…
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by Lyia, Weave December 15, 2015   WEAVE has reached out to many communities over the decades but we acknowledge the cultural and linguistic barriers that arise which challenge us to find more creative avenues to have culturally sensitive spaces for victims and survivors…
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by Vicki Thompson Director of Domestic Violence Services   December 9, 2015   Li Zhou, Tri-Valley Haven’s newest case manager, said that domestic violence and sexual assault were never talked about in her Chinese family when she was growing up. In her culture…
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