I've been volunteering at La Casa for over a year now and they are one of the most well-run organizations I've ever volunteered for. Not only do they do great work in providing shelter for victims of abuse, but they really go above and beyond in providing support as well. Whether it's counseling, help with forms for filing a TRO or housing, the staff is always ready to help. It is amazing to see how much some of the clients grow self-confidence after just a few weeks at shelter, in major part due to the support of staff there. Moreover, La Casa is very active in the community--we've educated police officers, tabled events at local highschool and middle schools, and joined in local domestic violence or community events as well to spread the word about how La Casa can help. It is so rewarding to work with an organization where you actually get to see the results of your helping someone!
La Casa has helped so many individuals overcome different obstacles when they have been abused by the people closest to them. It's something that happens so often yet we hear so little about. The dedicated staff and their ongoing efforts to helping individuals overcome these harsh situations are important to our community.
La Casa de las Madres is a great non profit organization for a cause that is very important to be addressed in this society and around the world! They are doing great work in bringing awareness to the issue, as well as direct support of the survivors and their volunteers. We need more organizations like La Casa! This is an issue that nobody should be turning a blind eye to, as its consequences are spreading way beyond the person directly impacted. Please support and enable La Casa to do an even better work with more resources. Thank you!
La Casa de las Madres is an incredible organization with an inspiring mission and dedicated staff that help fulfill that vision. Domestic violence support and advocacy is difficult to do well but La Casa makes both the people it serves and its volunteers feel valued and appreciated.
Whenever I go to La Casa to volunteer, I feel like they are working for me instead of me working for them. Everybody always welcomes me with a smile and the volunteer coordinator, Jamie, is a great professional and the nicest human being. She is innovative and works hard to assess volunteer skills, train them and get the most out of them to create better programs for La Casa clients. All the other volunteers I know share this thoughts with me.
I am so happy to be able to invest my time in such an organization like La Casa.
La Casa de las Madres has a very special place in my heart. Not only does La Casa offer a wealth of comprehensive services through their shelter program, they also tailor services to the individual. The "no judgements" culture significantly improves the quality of services presented by their advocates. I went through their shelter training program as a volunteer several years ago, and what I learned about myself in the 40 hrs of class was life-altering. It taught me that no matter what you see on the outside on an individual, inside we are all fighting the daily battle of survival so we need to help each other out despite our preconceived notions about how people should handle difficult situations. The most valuable lesson: listen... then, listen some more.
Very thorough 40 hour training to help out at shelter. The main idea behind this group is empowerment and lack of judgement for their clients.
I have been volunteering at La Casa De Las Madres since March of 2013. I thoroughly enjoyed their 40 hour training program. It was incredibly informative and they made participation fun. It is my first experience volunteering anywhere and I appreciate every experience whether on the crisis line, taking care of children, or just lending a hand to clean. La Casa provides important services to support women and children as they transition to healthier, happier lives. And, I am glad to be of some assistance.
I have volunteered over many years at various non-profits and have particularly enjoyed my volunteer experience with La Casa. The staff and fellow volunteers are really amazing and the work they are doing is so important!! Great job everyone.
I've been volunteering at La Casa for the past 5 months and ever since I started I've always felt happy and excited to go and volunteer. I'm so happy that this association exists and helps so many adults and kids looking for a safe environment. Not only that, they provide additional activities to improve their way of leaving, like computer classes, financial and personal development classes, arts, etc. Giving hope to a lot of individuals and families to have a new beginning. I just feel so proud to be a member of this organization.
I have been with La Casa de las Madres for 6 months now and I couldn't be happier. The work this organization does is incredible, and so vital to the well being of our community. Domestic violence is a public health issue that needs to be addressed and stopped, La Casa is such an important and strong voice in the fight to end abuse. I am honored to be a part of an organization so completely dedicated to this movement.
I completed the training for La Casa last September and I have been a volunteer ever since. The training for La Casa was life changing. I learned so much information that I will never forget. I believe the training would be useful for anyone to take, even those not planning on volunteering or working for a domestic violence shelter. Volunteering for La Casa has also been an amazing experience. I hope to always have a relationship with this organization so I can continue to support the community.
Since the very first day I started volunteering at La Casa the staff have been very warm and welcoming. La Casa truly stands for what they believe in. They believe in the importance of their clients, staff, and volunteers. La Casa is definitely a safe place to learn and grow. This has been the best non-profit organization I have volunteered at. I enjoyed the 40 hour DV training and have learned so much from this organization. I hope to stay active with La Casa for a very long time.
I just completed a 40 hour DV training at La Casa and it was informational, empowering and I cannot wait to begin my work as a volunteer for the organization! I am proud to soon be a part of an organization that advocates for survivors of abuse in such a humble and effective manner. I was inspired by many of the speakers, their strength and passion for this work is apparent and it was truly motivational. Looking forward to volunteering for La Casa, I am sure that it will be a wonderful experience.
After recently completing the 40 hour training course at La Casa, I am astounded at this program's capability. The training was incredibly intense, which is nothing less than the survivors of domestic violence, who seek resources from La Casa, deserve. I can't say enough about the people involved in facilitating this training. They were warm, friendly and both emotionally and intellectually nurturing. I never felt at any point that my contributions were any less valid than those of the teachers. In addition to being thorough, ideologically sound, and professional, the program expressed both the capacity for an effective learning environment and a vulnerability that implied desire for growth in keeping current and relevant to survivor's needs in consistently changing social justice movement. I will miss the women I was in the training with, we were a pretty bonded group at the end of the course. I would especially like to recognize Jaime Cox, a pretty spectacular activist and woman.
I have recently finished the 40 hour training to become a volunteer at La Casa. I am blown away by how extensive, and ultimately rewarding, the experience was. I learned so much about all of the different resources that are available surrounding DV, as well as a broad overview of the subejcy itself. I never expected to receive training/presentations from such a wide array of organizations. My interactions with La Casa staff thus far have been extremely friendly and inviting. I am touched by just how much La Casa does for the community. It is truly invested in the welfare of its clients.
La Casa de las Madres, is a leader in domestic violence services; free, confidential, and open to all. La Casa serves women, teens, and their children to provide safety, resources, and hope. There are a number of ways to support this organization, including volunteering, donating goods and services, and spreading the word. Join the movement to end domestic violence in our homes and communities.
Check out their website: www.lacasa.org
This is one of the best volunteering experiences I have had. I strongly believe I have made a change to someone life. I will continue to help out in any way possible.
I was fortunate this summer to be an administrative volunteer at La Casa. All of the staff are very knowledgable, warm, and welcoming. I enjoyed all of the outreach events I participated in as a La Casa volunteer, including Sunday Streets events. I'm inspired by the work they do and will hopefully work for them again in the future!
La Casa is the leading voice in San Francisco against violence towards women and children. By donating to their services, I know that somewhere a survivor is getting the free services they deserve to end the cycle of violence.
I have been fortunate to be touched by the work of La Casa through my volunteer work with the organization. My office banded together to adopt a couple of families from La Casa for the holiday gift drive-- and that experience of helping to provide gifts for the La Casa families brought so much cohesion and spirit to our own holiday season. We have already committed to adopting even more families for next season. La Casa gives so much to the women and children that they serve, and they also provide many wonderful opportunities to the greater San Francisco community to engage in meaningful ways to the important issue of domestic violence.
I have seen first hand how La Casa de Las Madres is a top notch organization. I recently attended the 40 hour volunteer training and am impressed by its structure, organization and professionalism. They brought in highly knowledgable presenters to lead topics in all areas of domestic violence providing very valuable and helpful training. I've now volunteered at the office as well as the shelter and couldn't be happier about my decision to join La Casa.
I have volunteered at La Casa's women's shelter and I am so impressed with the services and support they provide to women and their children in San Francisco.
For several years now this organization has been helping me piece my life after DV. They care for people holistically, not just one aspect of things. They are respectful, supportive and caring. I'm very grateful for them.
La Casa has shown dedication in their work for families. They are a strong advocate for woman and the fight against domestic violence in San Francisco. It is one of the reasons I have continued to volunteer my time for the past three years as a member of their events committee. The women on their staff are truly inspiring. I also appreciated the efforts of La Casa to help as many families in need as possible. In that spirit, I will continue volunteering for them.
La casa de las Madres has incredibly dedicated leadership, staff, and volunteers. Not only do they do great work, they also share their lessons learned with the greater bay area community.
I've been a resident of San Francisco for almost twelve years, and during that time I've volunteered my time and services for a variety of non-profits. I must say that my volunteer experience at La Casa has been so enjoyable that I'm on my fifth consecutive year of involvement in La Casa's event planning and fundraising. The services they provide are essential to our community and to a future envisioned without violence. I do believe organizations are only as good as the people behind them, and in this case La Casa's staff and Board are one of the main reasons I continue to volunteer. Their dedication, grace, and professionalism in working with volunteers makes it an easy choice for me. And their work as advocates in our community is truly inspiring.
Two months ago I moved to the Bay Area after graduating from college. I must say that La Casa was my first home. Volunteering with La Casa De Las Madres has allowed me to become plugged into an incredible community of individuals, staff and volunteers, who are dedicated to supporting women and children who are victims of domestic violence. I am grateful that this organization exists and feel honored to be a part of the necessary and meaningful work that we do here!
Their commitment to the community is evident through their work. The manner in which La Casa promotes their comprehensive services as well as awareness in individuals to better serve and empower survivors of domestic violence. Their work and passion for what they do is truly amazing.
I joined La Casa in September of this year, starting with their 40 hour training and continuing as a shelter volunteer. Their impact on each woman that enters their shelter is so profound; I feel so lucky to be involved in their program. There are so many amazing people at La Casa helping each survivor in any way they can.
I have been working with Casa De Las Madres for over 13 years. I have seen them help many, many women and children. One of those women was my Grandchild who got pregnant at 15. They provided safe housing for her and her baby when she was in a domestic violent relationship. They helped her find resources and even provided a therapist for her. My granddaughter is now 30 and still asks about her therapist and some of the counselors from La Casa who worked with and helped her during that time period. Because I too work with survivors of violence, they have helped many of the clients I've worked with that needed assistance. I am proud to have had the opportunity to work with such a wonderful organization and grateful for all the help they gave my granddaughter and her son and the many others they are still helping. When I heard recently they are now helping women over 50 who are in violent relationships, I was so grateful because now I have someone to send those I meet who need help to La Casa de las Madres for assistance and resources. Thank you Staff, Board and Volunteers! Mauryne Lees
As a recent DV Survivor, La Casa has given me the strength to give back to my community.
La Casa de las Madres is an amazing organization that's working toward a future free from domestic violence (DV). The way they serve the Bay Area population currently affected by DV is inspiring. I have been impressed by the warmth, acceptance, understanding and unconditional support they bring to all direct service interactions. The staff is talented and sharp in responding to the spectrum of needs that survivors of DV come with. In addition to this on-the-ground support, La Casa is a strong advocate against DV, rallying around policies and effecting big change. We cannot do without them.
La Casa is a wonderful nonprofit to volunteer with. Volunteering for La Casa has to be one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. Being able to help women who have been victims of domestic violence is so improtant and until our world understands that violence is not acceptable we absolutely need organizations like La Casa De Las Madres who provide support, services and a safe community to victims of violence!
La Case is an amazing organization that prioritizes the well-being of everyone involved - the women served, staff, and volunteers. The organization's approach empowers women in a culturally competent, loving way. It's an amazing organization to volunteer for!
La Casa is a wonderful organization! They help thousands of victims and their children every year, and engage the community in an ongoing dialogue about how to help victims and hold perpetrators accountable.
I have voluunteered in the Strike Out Violence event at AT & T Park and believe that that campaign has made a difference along with the signs and billboards naming La Casa de las Madres in bold letters with the 24 hour service information and telephone number-- on public buses, in BART stations. And that campaign has been done in Spanish as well.The outreach in educating many levels of the community is huge, not to mention the shelter services provided in emergency situations.The list of their services goes on. It is a San Francisco resource of huge importance.
La Casa de las Madres provides an amazing range of services, from emergency shelter to ongoing supportive services, that are all completely free of charge. I've never come into contact with an organization that is able to respond to survivors of domestic violence in such a holistic way, treating them as an individual with unique and ongoing needs beyond just shelter. I have shared information about La Casa with numerous colleagues and clients, and will continue to do so. These services are so very critical.
La Casa de Las Madres, not only cares for the population they serve but also very much so for their volunteers. They understand that we are doing this on top of our own jobs and lives and are flexible and accommodating. They also express often their appreciation for the work the volunteers do. A little appreciation goes a long way! It makes me want to serve more! I LOVE working wit La Casa and look forward to a long relationship with them! Thank you!
I began volunteer training with La Casa de Las Madres in the fall of 2012, and the 40 hours of training was extremely empowering, informative, and heartbreaking. It really exposed me to all of the dimensions of domestic violence, and how best to discuss issues with victims, and treat all victims with respect and support. Since beginning volunteering with La Casa, I have worked on the Crisis Line, Emergency Shelter, in addition to Teen and general outreach into the community. The program is run by some amazing women, and I have never felt out of place. The many options provided by La Casa is amazing, and I am so proud to be a part of this organization. It has made me more aware of advocacy, and helped to shape the degree I am pursuing at University.
Being a proud domestic violence survivor, it feels great to come full circle and give back through La Casa de las Madres! La Casa de las Madres offer a great 40 hour training & the staff really educate & prepare you for your volunteer work. But most of all, it's great that you can volunteer through them in different areas. I find great joy & satisfaction to be able to do crisis lines, office help, direct services at our shelter and/or outreach in the community. Reaching women over the phone, assisting them in person at the shelter & educating the community of our presence, services and about domestic violence is the greatest combination of volunteer work that I've ever experienced since 2010 til today. Myself, the community and victims of domestic violence who need help are beyond blessed to have a La Casa de las Madres doing the work they do!
La Casa de las Madres is a caring, genuine organization that always puts the needs of domestic violence survivors and their children first. They're always at the forefront of the fight to empower women and also take into consideration the needs and interests of their employees and volunteers. I absolutely LOVE contributing my time to this group of dynamic people and wouldn't hesitate to represent them and their cause.
La Casa de Las Madres is an innovative forward thinking empowerment based organization that is deeply committed to providing compassionate, people led support and advocacy while at the same time working to create long term social change in san francisco. La Casa strives to be flexible, open to change and without compromise committed to ending violence against women and girls.
I worked at La Casa a couple of years ago as a legal services coordinator. I am no longer affiliated with/employed by them, but I want to confirm that this is a life-changing, progressive organization. La Casa offers a spectrum of resources for women and children who are trying to leave or recover from domestic violence situations. It is a lifesaver for many women, who need more than a place to stay - it offers legal help, referrals to trauma and other mental health services, support groups, a teen program, and much more.
La Casa is an amazing and inspiring organization. The number of women and teens that have been helped by them over the past 35 years is enormous. I'm proud to be involved in an organization that is so successful in meeting its mission and being such a strong presence in our SF community.
I am a physician and I have been using La Casa as a resource for families in SF for 20 years. The organization is well run, consistently provides 24/7 resources to families in crisis with counseling and emergency shelter. The organization also approaches domestic violence by training police who are the first responders, helping women to advocate for themselves in court, and providing counseling for women and children, utilizing child specialists from San Francisco General Hosptial, as well as long term transitional housing to help families get back on their feet.
They are a longstanding organization and have garnered great respect from the local community. la Casa is indispenible to our community.
I've been a volunteer at La Casa de las Madres for many years and am still today. La Casa is an exceptionally well managed non-profit with great employees and I am happy to do volunteer work there. I am especially happy to know my work helps them save money and that they will redirect it to helping others in need of their very special services.
La Casa rocks!!
I am presently a volunteer for La Casa de Las Madres. My experience has been great. Since the first time I visited La Casa de Las Madres, I felt welcomed and comfortable. Everyone that works there seems to be dedicated to the mission of supporting and empowering the women and children that need help with domestic violence issues. All the staff is very caring and actively working all the time to accomplish their mission in the community. I am fortunate to have been able to give some of my time to this organization.
I've volunteered for La Casa on several occasions. This is something that gives me great joy to know I'm making a difference for the women and children at La Casa. We've done a Walk-On to raise funds and open a Bright Space for the children and women that live onsite, I've volunteered at the Giants Game in SF to raise funds and awareness for La Casa and on their fundraiser events. This organization is so dedicated to help women that are in crisis.
My company voluiteers every holiday season.
I found this esecially rewarding.
We were so impressed we also took up donations for thier gift drive.
I volunteered with La Casa de Las Madres for an event and it was an amazing experience! This organization is truly dedicated to empowering women in the community of San Francisco and building a better foundation of charity and service to those who truly need it. I feel like they have a very positive reputation in this city because they are truly dedicated to their mission. This is a wonderful and inspirational organization!
I have volunteered for La Casa twice - Once, to assist with a resume writing work shop and the second time for their adopt-a-family program. I found the women involved in La Casa were strong, smart, independent women who made the most of every opportunity provided them. They were also a lot of fun to be around! Both experiences have been very rewarding for me and I plan to volunteer again!
Every year, the agency that I work for eagerly anticipates the holiday season when we adopt families from La Casa de Las Madres. We love being able to help out the staff at La Casa during this important time of the year by providing gifts to families in transistion. It is evident to us that the staff at La Casa care about the clients. La Casa staff make sure that we have all the information we need to purchase individualized gifts for every person we adopt. It's a win-win-win situation. Thank you La Casa for being there for your clients and for giving my agency a way to help the community.
I love La Casa de las Madres. They provide amazing support to women and families in need - especially those fleeing domestic violence.
Every year around the holidays, I 'adopt' a family or two and provide holiday presents to them, because no child anywhere in SF should go without presents on Christmas morning. When I drop my presents off at La Casa to be delivered to the families, the staff are always so thrilled and appreciative of this small effort I make. The reality is I am so thrilled and appreciative of the amazing things they do for these families. They're incredible.