I've been a volunteer with La Casa de las Madres for years and am still overwhelmed but the compassion and energy exhibited by everyone involved with this organization. Their approach is multi-faceted- offering immediate and continued support to empower survivors of domestic violence, while continuously reaching out to the community with innovative methods to educate and prevent the cycle of violence. There is a tremendous need for these services in our community and La Casa's is commitment is commendable.
I have volunteered with Casa De Las Madres. They provide a very important service for the community with counseling and support, as well as the drop in center and shelter. They are also a strong voice and advocate for many who feel that they are unable to speak up. The staff and volunteers are extremely helpful, knowledgeable and supportive.
I volunteered on the event committee with La Casa — this is a group of extremely hard-working and dedicated people who are truly passionate about the mission of the organization. Not only do they provide a service for a real need in San Francisco, they have also become a strong, powerful voice in the community raising awareness about an issue that is too often put in the dark.
I began participating in La Casa’s events several years ago and grew inspired to volunteer after seeing their community impact and meeting so many wonderful people. La Casa is an indispensable advocate, motivating themselves and others to help continue the ongoing expansion and improvement of essential services.
I have volunteered with La Casa for over a year now and have found the work to be incredibly fulfilling. The people I have met, (employees, volunteers & clients) are incredibly kind, generous and inspiring. I especially recommend the 40-hour training that La Casa provides - it was both informative and engaging.
I look forward to working further with this amazing organization.
Just last night, a woman approached me asking for money - in San Francisco this happens all the time. What stood out to me is what she was asking for, she needed $40 to get to a woman's shelter in San Mateo, because La Casa was full. This broke my heart, when a woman gets the courage to finally say ENOUGH and get out of a bad situation, she should not have to go to another city to get help. This is why I volunteer with La Casa De Las Madres, so we can raise enough money to open up more beds in the shelter and get help to women and families when needed.
La Casa has had a tremendous impact on the San Francisco community thanks to their holistic approach (advocacy, community education, shelter services, and survivor resources) and stellar leadership. They very effectively allocate their resources, operating with a streamlined staff, focusing on critical needs, and working with committed and well-trained volunteers when possible. I’m proud to have worked with their organization in various capacities for nearly ten years (donor, volunteer, Steering Committee member) and am excited to continue to support them in the future.
I'm a volunteer with La Casa and I can't say enough about this wonderful organization. La Casa doesn't merely raise awareness for their cause, they actually provide services and effect real change in their community. As a volunteer, I hear survivor stories all the time and have seen first-hand the type of invaluable help La Casa provides -- from their hotline, to their shelter, to their work with schools, the police, and San Francisco in general -- they are an essential organization to the SF Bay Area. They care deeply about their clients and do such an amazing job providing them with services. I'm honored to work with them!
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.