Thank you to our Community Partners
who provide for the women and children at the Shelter:
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)
A grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a double mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power for social and economic justice.
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) and ESP have been collaborating together for the past 3 years to provide supportive services to Spanish Speaking residents at ESP. A MUA Member is eligible to apply for the internship of Bilingual Spanish Speaking Peer Counselor at ESP once they have graduated from MUA’s English as a Second Language Program and have the CA state mandated 40-hour Domestic Violence counselor certification. Once chosen, a Bilingual Spanish Speaking Peer Counselor agrees to participate at ESP for 12 months, at 16 hours per month, for four hours per week. Bilingual Spanish Speaking Peer Counselors provide a variety of supportive services to ESP residents such as: orientation to shelter facilities, crisis intervention, confidential one-on-one emotional support, group counseling, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups and life skills workshops. They also provide transportation and accompaniment to legal, social services and other case management related appointments.
The Rotary Club of Hayward
Each year the Rotary Club of Hayward presents a donation to ESP from their Community Grants Program. 2012’s donation made it possible to paint the dining room and purchase much needed new tables and chairs, including artwork! This facelift has greatly enhanced the convivial dining experience for the residents at the shelter.
Thank you Rotarians!
Amador Valley Quilter’s is an amazing organization that has been donating quilts to ESP’s clients for years. They make over 900 quilts each year and distribute to local agencies in need. They are a group of volunteers who make quilts out of love and friendship which is passed on to the women and children through each one of their beautifully designed quilts - carefully selecting material and a design for each woman and child according to their age and gender. Our clients have been kept warm by the Amador Valley Quilter’s donations for years!
Sport Clips – Hayward is proud to partner with ESP. We donate free haircuts to ESP clients and support the cause of helping victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and homelessness. You too can help the cause just by knowing there are dedicated people out there to help when help is needed.
Project Night Night
Project Night Night donates over 100 Night Night Packages each year, free of charge, to ESP’s children who need childhood essentials to feel secure, cozy, ready to learn, and
significant. Each Night Night Package contains a new security blanket, an age-appropriate
children's book, and a stuffed animal -- all nestled inside of a new canvas tote bag. By providing
objects of reliable comfort, Project Night Night reduces trauma and advances the emotional and
cognitive well-being of the children we serve.
Every child who receives one of the Night Night Packages leaves the shelter owning a book which
encourages reading and family bonding, a security blanket which can be cuddled, and a stuffed
animal which can become a cherished friend.
They work with over 10,000 volunteers each year, and are the leading
provider of nighttime comforts for homeless children.
1 in 50 American children will face homelessness in his or her lifetime
Blue Shield of California Foundation provides core funding to ESP to support their capacity to provide services and assist survivors of domestic violence. The grant is part of the Foundation’s efforts to strengthen DV organizations in California and provide the working capital the field needs to respond to new challenges and opportunities.
“The ongoing work of ESP is integral to achieve our collective mission to end domestic violence in California,” said Peter Long, Ph.D., president and CEO of BSCF. “This flexible funding helps to sustain DV agencies and programs, and ultimately ensures that those most in need continue to have access to critical services.”
Across California, more than 100 DV agencies are engaged day-to-day in the struggle to serve and advocate for thousands of victims, survivors, and their families. Core support grants validate the essential role of these organizations and enable those working on the front lines to focus on achieving their mission.
The Attorneys and Legal Team at Farrise Law Firm in Oakland provide oin-going support to the cleints who transition out of the shelter into permannent housing. They provide food and cash doantions to tjhese families, to ensure their new life is off to a good start.
The Farrise Law Firm, P.C.
901 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(800)748-6186 Toll Free