Casa de Esperanza

Mission Statement

The mission of Casa de Esperanza is to mobilize Latinas and Latino communities to end domestic violence.

Contact Information

PO Box 40115
Saint Paul, MN 55104

General Information

Alternative Name
National Latin@ Network is a major initiative of Casa de Esperanza
Principal Staff
Patricia Tototzintle
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Board Chair
Sonia Davila-Williams
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Impact and Programs

Total number of individuals engaged throughout FY2013: 10,565 (4,571 locally, 5,994 nationally) • Casa de Esperanza played an important role in the overall efforts to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Landmark legislation with significant improved protections, particularly for marginalized communities was signed into law by President Obama on March 7, 2013, and Casa’s Director of Public Policy was invited to participate in the signing ceremony with the President. • Casa de Esperanza was selected for membership in the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA). • Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network (NLN) is now recognized as the undisputable leader in issues of culture (not only Latin@ culture) and violence against women. • The research team planned and executed a Research Roundtable meeting in Washington, D.C. Researchers from various disciplines gathered to discuss the NLN’s research agenda. • The Building the Field of Community Engagement collaborative, of which we are one of five partners, held a successful community forum with over 100 participants and premiered the collaborative film Building the Field: Community at the Center. • During this past year we served a total of 658 women and children through Family Advocacy. 93% of the 658 were Latin@. • We completed the community listening process conducted with 122 Latinas across the Twin Cities metro area and focused on re-structuring and expanding our community engagement work.
Current Goals
Solidify Casa de Esperanza’s leadership as a national Latin@ organization with unparalleled qualification as a resource to policy makers and their staff, national domestic violence and Latin@ advocacy organizations, and others who shape policies, legislation or regulations, regarding our understanding of domestic and family violence and other Latin@ community issues. Establish a unified internal investment in both the local “ground work” and national training and organizing aspects of the organization as indivisible, complementary components of Casa de Esperanza. Provide high quality Latina-based advocacy. Increase Latinas economic stability and enhance their financial realities; enhance Latinas safety and development of healthy relationship; increase Latinas community connections and social support network; increase access to culturally relevant services and resources provided by other providers/systems. Build community investment in ending domestic violence and addressing other community issues. Build and support community networks to address issues impacting Latin@ families and communities. Contribute to building the field of community engagement.
Community or Constituency Served
Casa de Esperanza works to support families, engage communities to end domestic violence, and improve services for Latinas across the country.
Geographic Area Served
Community advocacy, shelter, and community engagement is in Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Training, TA, Research and Public Policy is national.


3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services $2,153,643 83.2%
Management $331,626 12.8%
Fundraising $104,006 4%
Unrestricted Net Assets
2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $29,280 $18,541 $200,009
Beginning of Year: $18,541 $200,009 $224,722
Difference: $10,739 ($181,468) ($24,713)

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