Year

 

Key Accomplishments

Running Cumulative

Each year's total number of workshop/presentation attendees added to previous total. The right column figure: Spanish language session attendees.

 
2001
Arte Sana is founded and the bilingual website is created thanks to collaborations with Latin American ciberactivistas. The very first event: International Women's Day collaboration with La Peña. Year one budget = $3,000 from a City of Austin Cultural Contract and training honorariums.
684
242
 
2002
Arte Sana is granted 501 (c)(3) status and receives its first funding.
Corazón Lastimado: Healing the Wounded Heart.
Capacitadoras en Acción (Trainers in Action) statewide Spanish language training project.
1,766
463
 
2003
Offers border region conference Victim Advocacy Sin Fronteras. Offers first bilingual e-tolkit for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Offers first national conference Reaching las Familias: Empowering Our Communities.
2,849
834
 
  Arte Sana is one of four agencies recognized in April 2003, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a model program for underserved survivors of sexual violence.      
2004
Activates Existe Ayuda National web directory of victim services. Offers first Girl Empowerment Festival in Laredo. Activates ALAS: The first national Latina victim advocate listserv.
3,926
1,264
 
  In 2004, Arte Sana is recognized by the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission for its "outstanding leadership and commitment to the Healthy Border 2010"      
2005
Offers first Nuestras Voces conference in Austin that includes workshops in Spanish. Is featured in Revista Mujer Salud, a Latina American and Caribbean Women's Health Network, LACWHN.
4,408
1,379
An Arte Sana brochure is posted on "Todas: La bitácora para ellas: The blog for girls" in Spain.      
2006
Develops and distributes bilingual trainer's CD "La Víctima y la Sobreviviente".
Receives a grant for the Existe Ayuda (Help Exists) National Outreach Project.
5,056
1,611
2007
Offers second Girl Empowerment Festival para Chicas Líderes in Austin.
6,089
2,004
Creates El Acecho (re. stalking) and La Víctima y la Sobreviviente (re. victim blaming) brochures and a palm card on human trafficking.
2008
Offers third Girl Empowerment Festival para Chicas Líderes in El Paso.
Offers second Nuestras Voces conference in San Antonio.
7,647
2,414
2009
Offers fourth Girl Empowerment Festival para Chicas Líderes in El Paso.
Offers Existe Ayuda Project product review sessions in five states.
8,749
2,708
2010
Offers TA to take Girl Empowerment Festival to Wyoming.
Offers third Nuestras Voces conference in Irving.
9,334
2,861
2011
Anniversary image
Celebrates 10th Anniversary on March 8, International Women’s Day.
Existe Ayuda

Existe Ayuda
Toolkit is released.
Nuestras Voces
Offers Fourth
Nuestras Voces
Conference in Padre Island.
10,150
3,189
 
2012
Offers first webinar in Spanish on collaboration with TAASA.
Coordinadora Paz Para la Mujer
Is invited to present at the Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer Inc. annual conference in Puerto Rico.
Crossing Borders
Presents at the WSCADV Platicas Institute in Washington as part of the Crossing Borders Project.
11,253
3,454
 
   


Comments about Arte Sana's work from a very special victim advocate and one of our first collaborators.

"Esta ciudad es conocida mundialmente por los crímenes de mujeres, pero existe esa otra violencia que destruye la vida de quienes sufren incesto, violación, o violencia doméstica... el que Arte Sana imparta capacitación en español, nos ha enseñado muchísimo y hemos podido apoyar a las victimas con profesionalismo y profundo conocimiento en la problemática de la violencia."

Esther Chávez Cano, Directora, Casa Amiga
Juárez, México 2003

"This city is known worldwide because of its crimes against women, but there exists another type of violence that destroys the life of whomever suffers incest, rape, or domestic violence... the fact that Arte Sana has offered training in Spanish, has taught us a lot and we have been able to support victims with professionalism and a deep understanding of the dynamics of violence."

Esther Chávez Cano, Directora, Casa Amiga
Juárez, México 2003