Casa de Esperanza is a national Latin@ organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota with a mission to “mobilize Latinas and Latino communities to end domestic violence.” Founded in 1982 to provide emergency shelter for Latinas and other women and children experiencing domestic violence, today, Casa de Esperanza continues to offer critical and innovative services and support in its Minnesota Twin Cities communities, ranging from family advocacy and shelter services to leadership development and community engagement opportunities for Latin@ youth, women and men. As a national organization, Casa de Esperanza is also home to the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, which provides training and technical assistance, engages in public policy initiatives, and conducts research on the intersections of domestic violence and Latin@ identity.
National Latin@ Network (NLN) is Casa de Esperanza’s national project whose work concentrates in providing training and consultations to practitioners and activists throughout the United States and Latin America as well as organizing national and regional events to build the capacity of those working with Latin@s in the field of violence prevention and intervention. The NLN’s public policy initiative consists of a network of individuals and organizations interested in ending domestic violence and promoting the health and well-being of Latin@ communities, and its National Latin@ Research Center on Family and Social Change conducts research on issues that affect Latin@s in the US and abroad.
NO MORE is a unifying symbol and campaign to raise public awareness and engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Launched in March 2013 by a coalition of leading advocacy groups, service providers, the U.S. Department of Justice and major corporations, NO MORE is supported by hundreds of national and local groups and by thousands of individuals, organizations, universities, and communities who are using its signature blue symbol to increase visibility for domestic violence and sexual assault.