Casa de Esperanza

Mission Statement

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

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments FAMILY ADVOCACY - ONGOING SUPPORT--243 WOMEN AND 383 CHILDREN. 46 WOMEN AND 45 CHILDREN STAYED AT THE REFUGIO; THE AVERAGE STAY WAS 63 DAYS. 96% OF PARTICIPANTS DEVELOPED A SAFETY PLAN AND 93% DEMONSTRATED IMPLEMENTATION OF THEIR GOAL PLANS. APPROXIMATELY 300 INDIVIDUALS WERE SERVED ON A WALK-IN BASIS AT THE HENNEPIN COUNTY DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICE CENTER (DASC). WE HAVE ADDED A SECOND ADVOCATE AT DASC. WE ALSO CONTINUED OUR WORK WITH THE HENNEPIN COUNTY CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES (PSOP), THE MIDTOWN SAFETY CENTER, THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT AND BRIDGES TO SAFETY. THE FAMILY ADVOCACY STAFF WORKED CLOSELY WITH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STAFF TO INTEGRATE MIND/BODY MINDFULNESS AND THE NATIONAL LATIN@ NETWORK (NLN) FOR HEALTHY FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES FOCUSES ON POLICY ADVOCACY, RESEARCH AND TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. CASA DE ESPERANZA/NLN IS DESIGNATED AS THE NATIONAL RESOURCE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND LATIN@ COMMUNITIES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (TA): THE NLN PROVIDED 147 TRAINING EVENTS, INCLUDING WORKSHOPS, NATIONAL CONFERENCES, WEBINARS, BLOG-TALK RADIO SEGMENTS, ETC. A TOTAL OF APPROXIMATELY 7,500 INDIVIDUALS WERE TRAINED. THE NLN HOSTED 5 CONFERENCES THAT REACHED 250 INDIVIDUALS; TRAINED 3,850 INDIVIDUALS THROUGH 87 IN-PERSON TRAININGS; BROADCAST 45 WEBINARS FOR 1,134 INDIVIDUALS, AND SUPPORTED 206 INDIVIDUALS THROUGH THROUGH OUR AMIG@S INITIATIVE, 77 AMIG@S (YOUTH AND ADULTS) PARTICIPATED DURING THE YEAR AND REACHED OVER 3,400 PEOPLE VIA THEIR COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECTS. THE ONLINE RESOURCE CENTER PROVIDED HELPFUL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR LATIN@S IN THE TWIN CITIES AREA, WITH MORE THAN 5,700 VISITS FROM MOBILE DEVICES. KEY AMIG@S PROJECTS INCLUDED: A TWO-DAY, TWO-NIGHT CAMP FOR 30 LATINA GIRLS; 4TH ANNUAL LATIN@ YOUTH CONFERENCE HOSTED BY THE YOUTH AMIG@S; PRESENTING INFORMATION/RESOURCES AT 8 COMMUNITY FAIRS; AND PARTICIPATION IN THE MINNESOTA WOMEN'S FOUNDATION'S YOUNG WOMEN'S LISTENING PANEL (THE GIRLS STORIES' WERE USED COLLECTIVELY WITH OTHER GIRLS' STORIES TO SUPPORT THE CREATION OF ACCESSIBLE RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS FOR GIRLS). OTHER KEY SUCCESSES INCLUDE: LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR A NEW COHORT OF YOUTH AMIG@S, TRAINING ON HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS AND DATING/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TO YOUTH AT 5 SCHOOLS IN DAKOTA COUNTY, AND WORKING WITH EL COLEGIO CHARTER SCHOOL TO HOST A SERIES OF EVENTS, INCLUDING A DAY OF THE DEAD ACTIVITY AND TRAINING. PROGRAM STAFF ALSO ASSISTED WITH ORGANIZING THE MUJERES LATINAS EXPO, A COLLABORATION OF CASA DE ESPERANZA, CLUES, UCARE, BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE, MINNEAPOLIS PARKS AND RECREATION, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS. IN COLLABORATION WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS, OUR PROYECTO NAVIDAD PROJECT PROVIDED HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR 45 FAMILIES IN THE COMMUNITY AND AT THE REFUGIO. THE NLN REACHED 244 ORGANIZATIONS FROM 26 STATES, PLUS WASHINGTON DC AND PUERTO RICO. WE ALSO PROVIDED SERVICES IN PERU, CHINA, CUBA AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. CONFERENCES INCLUDED THE NATIONAL LATIN@ INSTITUTE, TWO REGIONAL TRAININGS AIMED AT SUPPORTING COMMUNITY-BASED AND CULTURALLY-SPECIFIC NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS BUILD THEIR CAPACITY; AND, A NEW GRANTEE ORIENTATION FOR 20 ORGANIZATIONS OF THE OVW CULTURALLY SPECIFIC SERVICES PROGRAM (CSSP). THE DECIMOS NO MS CAMPAIGN, LAUNCHED WITH A TOOLKIT AND CAMPAIGN MATERIALS; COVERAGE ON 17 MEDIA OUTLETS ABLE TO REACH A POTENTIAL AUDIENCE OF MORE THAN 19 MILLION PEOPLE NATIONALLY. THE NLN HAS 1675 ONGOING MEMBERS, WHO ENGAGE THROUGH WEEKLY E-NEWS, MONTHLY WEBINARS, AND OTHER TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. THE NLN WEBSITE HAD 67,093 UNIQUE PAGE VIEWS, AN INCREASE OF 50% FROM PREVIOUS YEAR. PUBLIC POLICY: CASA DE ESPERANZA CONTINUES TO BE AN ACTIVE STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL TASK FORCE TO END SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (NTF); STAFF CO-CHAIRS THE IMMIGRATION COMMITTEE. THE ORGANIZATION IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL HISPANIC LEADERSHIP AGENDA (NHLA), CO-CHAIRS THE LATINA TASK FORCE, AND PLAYED A CRITICAL ROLE IN ENSURING A STRONG GENDER LENS IN THE 2016 NHLA PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA. THE CEO AND PUBLIC POLICY STAFF ATTENDED THE 21ST ANNIVERSARY OF VAWA AT THE VICE PRESIDENT'S HOME IN WASHINGTON DC, WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT, AND OTHER KEY INDIVIDUALS WORKING ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. RESEARCH: THE RESEARCH TEAM HOSTED A RESEARCH /EVALUATION ROUNDTABLE IN AUSTIN, TX, WITH 35 PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING, RESEARCH ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS, PRACTITIONERS FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. THE PURPOSE WAS TO SHAPE THE AGENDA OF OUR FUTURE RESEARCH AND EVALUATION ENDEAVORS WITH THE GOAL TO BRING THE EXPERIENCE OF PRACTITIONERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN THE DV FIELD TO THE FOREFRONT. THE "HOUSING NEEDS OF LATIN@S" RESEARCH STUDY WAS LAUNCHED AND A NUMBER OF MANUSCRIPTS WERE SUBMITTED AND PUBLISHED. THE RESEARCH TEAM FORMED A PRACTITIONER/RESEARCHER COUNCIL TO GUIDE THE RESEARCH CENTER'S WORK.
Current Goals Outcome #1: Increased Safety and Well-being. Benchmarks: • 90% of 750 (675) Latinas and their children develop a safety plan. • 50% of 250 (125) Latinas gain a better understanding of self-care and the positive impact on themselves and their families Outcome #2: Increased Access to Resources and Community Connections. Benchmarks: • 85% of 250 (212) Latinas identify and demonstrate implementation of their goal plans. • 80% of 250 (200) Latinas access social supports and/or community resources to achieve their goals. Outcome #3: Increased Capacity. Benchmarks: • 75% of 250 (187) Latinas enhance their financial situation through accessing new income benefits, financial literacy, employment, micro-enterprise, and/or housing supports and services. • Five participants increase their leadership capacity and skills in project planning and implementation by becoming Fuerza Unida Amig@s. Outcome #4: Enhanced Program Capacity and Staff Leadership. Benchmarks: • Strengthen working partnerships with 4-5 culturally relevant organizations in order to increase our knowledge of resources available for Latinas and immigrant participants. • Develop a comprehensive organizational self-care plan and provide staff training and support to apply self-care philosophy and practices. Outcome #1: Community Leaders Take Action. Benchmarks: • 85% of 72 (61) Amig@s will report an increased level of leadership ability. • 75% of 72 (54) Amig@s will develop and implement their action projects. Outcome #2: Build Community Investment in Ending Domestic Violence and Addressing Community Issues. Benchmarks: • 85% of 72 (61) Amig@s report that they have taken some action that addresses issues of interpersonal violence and/or other forms of violence in the community. • 85% of 72 (61) Amig@s report that they actively shared resources and information on other community issues. • Up to 500 individuals participate in action projects of Amig@s. Outcome #3: Build and support Community Networks to Address Issues. Benchmarks: • 85% of 72 (61)Amig@s increase their knowledge and understanding about the issues impacting their lives and the lives of other Latin@s. • 75% of 72 (54) Amig@s report that their social support networks are strengthened. • 50% of 72 (36) Amig@s engage with other diverse leaders or leadership network. Outcome #4: Contribute to Building the Field of Community engagement. Benchmarks: • Actively participate as a partner in Nexus Community Partners’ Building the Field project. • Develop two products (articles or other tools) that will benefit the project and others working in the field of community engagement.. Outcome #1: Mainstream Organizations, Coalitions, and Systems, More Effectively Serve Latin@s and Their Families Experiencing Domestic Violence. Benchmarks: • 70% of 25 (18) mainstream organizations/systems increase their knowledge about Latin@ communities. • 70% of 25 (18) mainstream organizations develop strategies to increase accessibility and resources for Latin@ communities. Outcome #2: Practice Improvements, Increased Quantity and Quality of Information, Resources, and Tools Developed for and Disseminated to the field. Benchmarks: • Develop and disseminate three toolkits for the field. • Develop and disseminate two curricula for the field. Outcome #3: Increased Strength and Relevance of Administrative and Programmatic Policy Initiatives that Support Latin@-specific Issues. Benchmarks: • Build or enhance relationships with at least four Latin@ organization. • Participate in a leadership role in at least one policy initiative that is important to Latin@ families and communities. • Participate on the National Task Force to ensure that Latin@ issues are taken into account in domestic violence policy decisions. Outcome #4: Increased Scholarship on Latin@ Families and Domestic Violence. Benchmarks: • Conduct a survey with the National Domestic Violence Hotline to capture the lived realities of Latinas experiencing domestic violence, and the barriers they encounter. • Write and submit for publication at least three academic articles. • Write and publish at least three community articles which document research results.
Community or Constituency Served Casa de Esperanza works to support families, engage communities to end domestic violence, and improve services for Latin@s across the country.
Geographic Area Served Casa de Esperanza is a national organization. Community advocacy, shelter, and community engagement is in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. Training, TA, Research and Public Policy has a national reach.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Family Advocacy:
$912,785
National Initiatives:
$1,977,347
Community Engagement:
$229,610
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$2,762,275
82.6%
Management
$463,716
13.9%
Fundraising
$116,416
3.5%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2016
$70,869
$47,299
$23,570
2015
$47,299
$33,287
$14,012
2014
$33,287
$29,280
$4,007

Organization Last Reviewed on 02/15/2019

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Address:
PO Box 40115
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-646-5553

General Information

Alternative Name: National Latin@ Network is a major initiative of Casa de Esperanza
EIN: 41-1414710
Principal Staff: Patricia Tototzintle
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 49.5 FTEs
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: We reached approximately 15,000 people
Ruling Year: 1982

Board

Board Chair: Sandra Vargas
Number of Board Members: 7
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: 5.7

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