Our workshops explore issues that puts immigrant Latinas at risk for HIV. These workshops offer an opportunity for Latinas to meet and provide each other with support. For many of them is their first time to openly discuss issues such as depression, low self-esteem, family conflict, domestic violence, and their struggles in the US. Workshops are held in Spanish twice a week- open to all Latinas in the community. They are given by staff, promotoras, and other community partners. (click for the calendar)
Saturday Cultural Crafts Program
Our Saturday program recognizes the talent of our community providing a space for women to pass tradition, knowledge, and exchange information while working on arts and craft projects. This group offers support and socialization opportunities for women living with or at risk for HIV who may otherwise be isolated.
The Saturday program is facilitated by the Promotoras who are survivors themselves. They develop the calendar of activities and fundraise for their program materials. (click for the calendar)
The Promotoras of Voces Latinas have recognized the need for economic independence both personally and in working with other immigrant Latinas in the community. Many immigrant Latinas stay in high risk relationships for fear of immigration and need of economic support. The Promotoras have initiated a cooperative business as a way to offer immigrant Latinas an alternative to economic independence. In the Saturday craft group they recognized the talent many of the participants had. They formed their group and have started selling their products all over the community. Although it’s our newest program, they have started generating income for the program offering women an alternative. (click for the portfolio of items)