Our 2010 Recipient: La Casa de las Madres – San Francisco

Dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence and aiding in the recovery of its victims for the past 35 years, La Casa de las Madres has grown into a multi-component center featuring 24-hour crisis hotlines, a drop-in counseling center, and an 88-bed temporary housing facility. In addition, La Casa helps victims of domestic violence in finding safe and affordable housing, provides intervention services for at-risk youth, and runs several educational domestic abuse awareness programs. Their wide-ranging approach to confronting domestic violence includes many of the complex details often left to traumatized victims – for example, child custody arrangements with their batterers. Importantly, La Casa is proactive in educating many community groups about the pervasiveness of domestic abuse and its long-lasting detrimental effects. We are happy to name La Casa de las Madres as a worthy recipient of the 2010 Kindling gift.

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