Latina Safe House

The mission of the Latina SafeHouse is to provide bilingual and culturally sensitive services to Latina survivors of domestic violence and their families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our History:

Latina SafeHouse “LSH” was founded in 2003 by Sister Alicia Cuaron and other Latina leaders to support victims of domestic violence across the Denver Metro area with culturally and linguistically responsive behavioral health counseling, self-sufficiency, advocacy, health, and legal services.  Initially, LSH was staffed completely by volunteers providing direct services and fundraising to help sustain the organization.

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About

This unique organization incorporates understanding of what Latina domestic abuse victims may be experiencing and how to overcome these circumstances. They are sensitive to the cultural aspects that may influence someone to stay in a situation that is damaging to themselves and/or their family. Their staff is fluent in Spanish and provides compassionate, caring and culturally responsive services.

 

Their principal goal is to empower Spanish-speaking Latina victims of domestic violence to move beyond the cycle of violence and achieve healthy independence. Latina SafeHouse advocates and educates, to increase community awareness and access to domestic violence victims services.

The services we offer are crucial to Spanish-speaking Latinx, especially those suffering added trauma due to facing unique, intersectional barriers and added forms of poly-victimization, including: heightened fear of deportation for themselves or family members, anti-immigrant sentiment, and oftentimes even separation from their children. Multiple studies demonstrate that culturally sensitive supportive services are crucial toward healing and independence. LSH is unique as a culturally sensitive victims service provider, and works collaboratively with several organizations, law enforcement and legal advocates at Rose Andom Center and across our region, to help victims at the crux of rebuilding their lives post-victimization. 

How You Can serve

 Volunteers are a vital part of our team and we are eager to work with every single one of you! We appreciate everyone who gives us the gift of their time and are excited to see your talents shine.

 

Tú Comunidad 24/7 Crisis Line Advocate (Bilingual volunteers only):
Become a part of our force! As an advocate, you will provide trauma-informed, survivor-centered advocacy to women. Through safety, trust, choice, collaboration, and cultural responsiveness you will connect families with services and provide emergency support. Crisis line Advocates complete a volunteer application, interview, and undergo a 40-hour community based domestic violence program to ensure they have the skills to help survivors succeed. To finalize your position as a volunteer, we will have a 90 minute live video training to go over best practice for advocates working on crisis calls. Trainings are completely online and provide for flexible schedules. Volunteers must commit to 4 (4-hour) shifts each month. We realize some volunteers may receive multiple or no calls during their shift. To account for that, we are being flexible to allow for any individual talents to shine! Some options can be to update our advocacy folder with new resources, creating educational pieces (zoom webinars, town hall meetings) interviewing experts or other organizations in the field, collaborating with high schools on domestic violence education, creating social media campaigns, signing people up for fundraising initiatives, etc! There are also opportunities to participate in court advocacy.

Volunteers can also volunteer and participate in Marketing, Event Planning, Development (Do not have to be bilingual for this position) 

 

Hours: Flexible Hours Monday-Friday (weekend opportunites available and work with the 24 hour community navigation line) 

This site is currently REMOTE due to Covid-19, but some limited in person opportunities may be available