What Are Life Skills? Many victims of domestic abuse have been severely isolated by their abusers. Some have never finished their education; others have not been allowed to work. Some survivors report that they were never allowed to handle money or manage a household budget. Others lived in constant fear in chaotic settings. Does any of that sound familiar? We can help.

At Esperanza Shelter we help survivors gain life skills so that they can become more independent. We work with survivors, teaching them about nutrition and cooking, financial management, housing transition and parenting skills.