Healthy Relationship Programs, Texas & Ohio

Healthy Relationship Programs, Texas & Ohio 2017-08-03T15:19:46+00:00

Healthy Relationship Programs

Promoting healthy relationships, preventing intimate partner violence, and supporting survivors of sexual assault violence in Texas.

 What we do:

El Arte de Sobrevivir (The Art of Surviving), Voces Unidas (United Voices), and Un Nuevo Mañana (A New Day) are Promotora programs funded through the U.S. Department of Justice. Office on Violence Against Women. The programs utilize the Promotor(a) de Salud model and community líderes to promote healthy relationships, prevent intimate partner violence and sexual assault, and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Who we serve:

Each program is tailored to meet the needs of a specific community, the three programs focus all on underserved Latina, Spanish-speakers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley serving Starr County, Hidalgo County, Cameron County, and Willacy County.

How our approach works:

El Arte de Sobrevivir (The Art of Surviving) takes place in Starr County, Texas, a designated rural area. The program directly addresses gaps in services through outreach, referrals for services, and art-based support groups for low-income, Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, and/or stalking.

Voces Unidas (United Voices) takes place in Willacy and Cameron County.  The program directly addresses gaps in services through outreach, referrals for services, and art-based support groups for low-income, Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual assault that live in colonias.  

Un Nuevo Mañana (A New Day) is located in Hidalgo County.  The program provides outreach and community education on sexual assault issues to underserved low-income, Hispanic residents. In addition, the Promotoras partner with local organization to provide referrals, intervention, advocacy, accompaniment, support services, and related assistance to survivors of sexual assault.

Aprendiendo Lecciones del Arte de Sobrevivir – ALAS

What we do:

Aprendiendo Lecciones del Arte de Sobrevivir (ALAS) (Learning Lessons on the Art of Survival) is a Promotora-led program in Ohio that supports Latino(a) survivors of sexual assault. Funded through the Ohio Department of Health, the program offers survivors opportunities to heal emotionally and provides the community with information about local resources.

How our approach works:

Promotoras provide outreach, referrals to services, and community-based support groups for Latino(a) survivors of sexual assault.  In addition, community líderes are recruited and trained to discuss sexual assault with community members and refer to available services, as appropriate.

Who we serve:

ALAS serves Latino(a) survivors of sexual assault in Lucas, Sandusky, and Putnam Counties in Ohio.

This project was supported by subgrant No. 09960032SA0117 awarded by the state administering office for the SASP Formula Grant Program.  The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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