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Creative Process Partners

Through the active engagement of community and Latina victim advocates and the participatory use of technology to promote the collective creative process, this project produced victim outreach tools that are both culturally competent and respectful of this nation's Latino diversity. The creative process lasted from July 2006 through January 2007.

Fourteen Latina victim advocates and consultants, including twelve agency representatives from state sexual assault coalitions, rape crisis centers, and immigrant rights agencies joined the project's online creative group.

Arte Sana
DC Rape Crisis Center, Washington D.C.
DeKalb Rape Crisis Center, Georgia
East Los Angeles Women's Center, California
Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center & Children's Advocacy Center, Georgia
Healthy Families MOM Project, Indiana
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Posada Esperanza, Texas
Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, SPARC, Florida
SafePlace, Texas
Sisters of Color United for Education, Colorado

Product Testing

From January through August 2007, 512 victim advocates, Community Health Workers and community members reviewed Existe Ayuda National Outreach Project products.

Among the products tested:

The two public service announcement scripts on victim rights
The PowerPoint presentation in Spanish for promotoras (Community Health Workers)
The PowerPoint presentation for victim advocates
The answering machine message script for victim service agencies

In total, twenty-nine agencies across the nation collaborated to help pilot test EXISTE AYUDA project products during conferences, agency meetings and local community gatherings. From these pilot-testing sessions, a total of 714 surveys were received.

Pilot Testing Partners

Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc., Texas
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Casa Marienella, Posada Esperanza, Texas
Center for Family Services/Services Empowering Rights of Victims, New Jersey
Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc.
CORE, El Centro, Wisconsin
DeKalb Rape Crisis Center, Georgia
La Piñon, New Mexico
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
Gateway Community Center, Texas
Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center & Children's Advocacy Center, Georgia
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Health and Human Services – Office of Border Affairs, Texas
La Vida, CHASS, Michigan
Lutheran Church in Laredo, Texas
New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention Center (SARP), California
Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut
Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Florida
STARS, El Paso, Texas
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
The Healing Center, Wisconsin
The Task Force on Family Violence, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
YWCA of New Britain, Connecticut

Regional Product Demonstration Partners

From February to November of 2009, Arte Sana was able to share the Existe Ayuda products with 115 bilingual Latina victim advocates and allies.

A special thank you/gracias to the following agencies that collaborated with the Existe Ayuda regional sessions by sending key staff to offer valuable feedback on the project products.

Agencies Represented at the Product Demonstration Sessions

Kentuky Domestic Violence
Citizen Against Spouse Abuse, Inc - Missouri
YWCA of Greater Memphis

Immigrant Justice Project – Southern Poverty Law Center - Georgia

Women's Legal Initiative – Southern Poverty Law Center - Georgia


Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

SafeSpace, Inc.
Partnership for Families
The Village/El Pueblo - Mississippi

Mattie Rhodes Center -Missouri

Bridges of Williamson County
Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) - Virginia
Legal Aid Society
Safe Harbor -Virginia
Child and Family TN
Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence - Missouri
Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence - Virginia
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
HomeSafe Inc.
Vanderbilt University
Women's Commission/ Programa Confianza - North Carolina
Voces Latinas – North Carolina
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Emory University - Georgia
Vistamar Consulting
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
HOPE Family Services, Inc.
Palm Beach County Victim Services
PBC Victim Service
Crime Victims Resource Network
Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Rural Women's Health Project
Crisis Center of Tampa
Victim Service Center

Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus

Peace Over Violence

San Francisco Women Against Rape

Sure Helpline Center

North County Rape Crisis & Child Protection Center

The center for violence-free relationships

YQCA GLA Sexual Assault Crisis Services

Monterey Rape Crisis Center

East Los Angeles Women's Center

Tri-Valley Haven

Family Services

Santa Barbara Rape Crisi Center

Sexual Assault Crisis Agency

SafeQuest Solano

Mountain Women's

Battered Person's Advocacy - Oregon

The Rape Crisis Center - Nevada

Consejo Counseling and Referral Service - Washington

Henderson House - Oregon

Sexual Assault Resource Center - Oregon

Amigos Multicultural Services Center

My Sisters' Place – Oregon



Seeds of Hope

Sheltering Wings - Indiana




Polk County Crisis & Advocacy Services


Rockland Family Shelter –New York

First Step

Crisis Center & Women's Shelter

Rape crisis center of cental MA

Mujeres Latinas en Accion

YWCA of Western Massachusetts

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Council on Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence


Enlace Comunitario – New Mexico


Latino Community Dev. Agency - Oklahoma


NM Coalition Against Domestic Violence


San Antonio Police Dept


Women's Shelter of South Texas


Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.


SAVA Center - Colorado


TESSA - Colorado


Domestic Violence & Abuse Center, Inc


Domestic Violence Intervention Services - Oklahoma


Irving Family Advocacy Center


STARS Rape Crisis Center


Mujeres Unidas/ Women Together


Casa Amiga Centro de Crisis, AC – Chihuahua, Mexico

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