For Carla, “Esperanza means Life”

Carla’s life was once filled with emotional turmoil, physical and psychological abuse, and fear for her children.  Lies and intimidation from her former husband’s family brought her world crashing down.  But Carla never gave up and she prevailed.  Today, Carla stands tall and smiles with strength and beauty. Her future is bright, her children are … Continued

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Celebrating Mother’s Day with Feliz

Celebrating Mother’s Day with Feliz Single mother Feliz C. is a familiar, well-loved face at Esperanza Shelter. Those of us lucky enough to have met her know that she has a lot to celebrate this Mother’s Day. She recently graduated college with an associate’s degree and certificate in accounting. Feliz’s four children, ages 15 to seven, … Continued

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Surviving and Giving Back

Like many women who’ve experienced domestic abuse, Tanya Romero never saw it coming. About 10 years ago, after having recently divorced from her first husband with whom she’d had two daughters and a son, she reconnected with an old high school crush on Facebook. “I was at a very vulnerable stage,” recalls Tanya today, from … Continued

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