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Casa de Esperanza

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

Mission Statement
PO Box 40115
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Other Names Used National Latin@ Network is a major initiative of Casa de Esperanza
EIN 41-1414710
Principal Staff Patricia Tototzintle
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 26
Number of Volunteers 121
Number of Clients Served 10,565
Tags / Keywords domestic violence, gender-based violence, advocacy, latina, community engagement, National Latin@ Network,
General Information
Board Chair Sonia Davila-Williams
Number of Board Members 6
Board meetings with quorum 4
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 5.25
Major Programs
Family Advocacy$854,014
National Initiatives$1,185,944
Community Engagement$150,452
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.
Impact and Programs

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)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $29,280
Based on information provided on 2011 to 2013
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