I have been a volunteer for La Casa for almost a year now and have loved being involved with their life-changing work. The 40-hour volunteer training is incredibly thorough, informative, and inspiring. I also really appreciated how open all the leaders were to feedback about the structure of the training. I have volunteered at the shelter, the drop-in center, and several events (where I represented La Casa). I have felt valued and heard as staff are sensitive to my interests and desires when they send me volunteer needs. However, most importantly, I feel like I am able to help La Casa fulfill its mission during my volunteering and I feel like all the staff have welcomed me in with open arms. Being able to help in a real way has been incredible! This is a judgement free place where staff are really dedicated to ending domestic violence!
Last year before I started volunteering for La Casa De Las Madres I took the DV training that they offer. I have learned enormous amount of information from different fields related to domestic violence. Now I am happy to volunteer at the events representing La Casa De Las Madres and their services. I have closely been working with Kara Duggan and Andrea Diaz all that time. They both are wonderful! They have been supporting me and helping me tremendously.
La Casa De Las Madres is GREAT!!!
I started volunteering with La Casa in February, after moving to San Francisco six months prior. The training was comprehensive, and a wonderful introduction to services, resources, and non-profits throughout the city. It helped me to connect to a new urban landscape and commit to helping to make positive change. Working at the shelter has been incredibly uplifting - the opportunity to work and play with these women and their families has been joyful and heart-warming. It's a privilege and a pleasure to volunteer with La Casa.
We were evicted from our home in July and I am in desperate need of help to find a place for my family and i
As a weekly volunteer at La Casa’s shelter for the past fifteen months, my experience with every person in the organization, including Kathy Black, has been outstanding and truly an honor. Each staff person I’ve come to know genuinely cares about our clients and makes every attempt to serve in the most caring, sensitive and personal way. Dedicating some of my free time each week to La Casa is my small way to serve women and children who have experienced domestic violence—these women and families deserve to be treated with respect, kindness, and dignity—the La Casa way is a culture of caring and support.
As the owner of a Mission district business for over 20 years, I know how challenging it can be when one or a few disaffected, divisive former employees are unwilling to move on in a positive way. At a place like La Casa, that kind of negativity will not interrupt or diminish the exalted work being done at this incredible organization…it energizes us and engenders a steely resolve to protect the positive good that comes daily from every caring interaction.
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 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