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Casa Esperanza understands the unique cultural nuances regarding stigma as well as the complex institutional discrimination associated with race, ethnicity, addiction, mental illness, homelessness, HIV/AIDs, and other chronic medical conditions. This makes us a powerful advocate for public policy and legislative initiatives to remove obstacles along the road to individual recovery, family stabilization, and community development. Casa Esperanza uses many different vehicles to educate and advocate for change.
Casa Esperanza works with local and national partners in the areas of patient rehabilitation, childcare, family services and affordable and safe housing. Casa Esperanza issues policy briefs, hosts conferences, builds coalitions, and communicates with policy makers, community leaders and the media in its ongoing efforts to raise awareness and support for the issues facing low-income women.