The incidents of domestic violence against Hispanic women have continued to increase. In 2003, Sr. Alicia Cuaron saw a need for a safe place where non-English speaking Latinas, who were victims of domestic violence, could obtain assistance. She called for a gathering of interested women and organizations to come together to help find a solution that would provide assistance in a safe and culturally relevant environment. Civic and religious leaders, as well as organizations, responded to the call for assistance and the foundation for the Latina Safehouse Initiative was laid.
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Latinas Honoring Latinas – A Great Success!
What better way to have a Sunday brunch than with friends, colleagues and supporters for a cause that unfortunately negatively affects so many Latina women. More than 200 people came out on a beautiful Sunday morning for the annual Latinas Honoring Latinas Awards Ceremony to support Latina Safehouse on Oct. 2 at the Police Protective Association Events Center in North Denver.
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PO Box 11174
Denver, CO 80211
Latina Safehouse 303-433-4470 Family Tree 303-420-6752.
Latina Safehouse is committed to offering supportive Domestic Violence services, advocacy and education, preserving the rights of all women.
Latinas Honoring Latinas Award Winners
Compañera Award: This award is given to those who have contributed in partnership.
Pat Cortez, Vice Present – Wells Fargo
Pat oversees Wells Fargo’s charitable contributions in Colorado. In 2008, Wells Fargo awarded nearly $4.4 million to more than 900 Colorado nonprofit organizations. A Colorado native, Pat has more than 25 years experience in the financial services industry, all of it with Wells Fargo and its predecessors. She has held a number of positions within the company. Prior to her current position, she managed Wells Fargo’s business development efforts among emerging markets, including the African-American, Asian, Latino and women’s markets, with responsibility for nearly $1 billion in consumer assets. Pat has been a very strong financial supporter and has been a long-time sponsor and advocate for Latina Safehouse.
Adelante Award: This award is given to those who have helped individuals progress as they move forward with their healing.
Jim Garcia, MPA Executive Director – Clinica Tepeyac
Jim García has been actively involved in Denver’s non-profit community for the past 24 years and has worked in various leadership capacities for a wide range of health and human service organizations. In 1994, Jim founded Clínica Tepeyac, a community-based health center that provides primary care health services, behavioral health services and health education to Metro Denver’s medically underserved, predominantly Latino population. Jim received his undergraduate degree from Regis University and his Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. Clinica has provided health care and counseling to Latina Safehouse recipients when needed. His wife Gloria, and children, Sofia and Lucas, are his constant source of inspiration!
Experanza Award: The Esperanza award is given to those who give hope to those most in need.
Entravision Communications Corporation is a leading media company that reaches and engages U.S. Latinos across acculturation levels and media channels, as well as consumers in Mexico. The company’s comprehensive portfolio incorporates integrated media and marketing solutions comprised of acclaimed television, radio, digital properties, events, and data analytics services. Entravision has 56 primary television stations and is the largest affiliate group of both the Univision and UniMás television networks. Entravison also owns and operates 49 primarily Spanish-language radio stations featuring nationally recognized talent, as well as the Entravision Audio Network. Entravision has provided the hope and leadership in the education and awareness of domestic violence in our community.
Bienestar Award: This award is given to those who have provided comfort, consolation and reassurance to the organization through support and guidance.
Dick Monfort and the Colorado Rockies
Dick Monfort enters his 19th season with the Rockies Franchisee in 2016 and continues in his role as Owner/Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the club. A Colorado native, Monfort and the Colorado Rockies Ownership Group have established the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club as a leading organization in the Rocky Mountain Region in both sports and business. Brothers Dick and Charlie Monfort have done extensive community outreach through their family-directed Monfort Family Foundation. Monfort spent 25 years in the cattle business, primarily with his family’s company. A 1976 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Monfort has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management; in 2012 Colorado State University awarded degree Honorary of Doctor of Humane Letters. Monfort and the Rockies have provided support and guidance to the Latina Safehouse community.
Thank you to all our awardees.