Más Seguro y Más Fuerte: Safer and Stronger

In 2016, the YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley received a discretionary VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) grant from the State of Tennessee, Office of Criminal Justice Programs, to implement Más Seguro y Más Fuerte: Safer and Stronger. This project brings evidence-based best practices about working with Hispanic victims of domestic violence to victim services providers across the state of Tennessee.

Focused on providing strategies and practices to enhance services for Hispanic and Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence, the YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley uses its decades of knowledge and proven practices to highlight successful strategies, long-term planning processes, and statewide resources for victims and professionals.

In the summer of 2017, YWCA staff began holding in-person trainings in East, Middle, and West Tennessee specifically designed to help frontline victim services providers more effectively meet the needs of Hispanic victims. In addition, follow up webinars and access to individualized technical assistance will be provided, creating a continuum of access to best practices throughout the cycle of the grant.

Agencies across the state have joined the YWCA Knoxville as part of Mas Seguro y Mas Fuerte’s planning committee, including the Alliance for Better Non-Profits (Knoxville), Centro Hispano de East Tennessee (Knoxville), HoLa Hora Latina (Knoxville), the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga (Chattanooga) and the YWCA Bristol (Bristol).

Use the links below to register for an in-person training in your area:

Chattanooga, TN                 March 1, 2018
Urban League of Greater Chattanooga (730 East M L Ling Blvd)
Click HERE to register

Johnson City, TN                April 4, 2018
Memorial Park Community Center (501 Bert Street)
Click HERE to register

Memphis, TN                        April 10, 2018
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis (1900 Union Avenue)
Click HERE to register


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