A Community of Latin@ Hospitality

​Services include:

  • Offering a safe and welcoming space that allows people to seek the assistance that is needed, ask questions, and learn about their options and everyone’s right to live free of violence
  • Referrals to the Center for Women and Families services, and Families and Children’s Place
  • Cultural specific consulting services
  • Creating community - building opportunities

Semillita Latina

Celebrating Latin@ culture through folkloric song, dance and the arts.

Services include:

  • Cultural celebrations
  • Educational Programs and informational workshops
  • Celebrations and commemorations
  • Focus groups

Empowerment and Education

Encuentros Program

Educating, empowering, and building a strong community among all participants of the La Casita Center’s Programs, the Louisville community at large, and interested individuals/families, in partnership with other sister organizations and/or service providers.

Free Legal Clinics 

Connecting families with attorneys and legal professionals.

Latin@ Teens

Promoting healthy relationships, self-esteem, college readiness, community engagement and empowerment in several JCPS middle schools and high schools. 
The multi-faceted approach of La Casita directly impacts the most vulnerable among us through direct service provision as well as through extension of community services via collaborative initiatives. The center also engenders global health of the community through facilitation of cross-cultural understanding. And, perhaps most importantly, the focus on the empowerment of the Latin@ community provides a foundation for systemic change with long-term effects.  

"Una Mano Amiga" Madres / Familias Support Group

Accompanying Latin@ families whose children have special needs.  In partnership with the University of Louisville Pediatrics and the Family Health Centers, and through the financial support from the Commission on Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.

​Services include:

  • Support groups for mothers, fathers, and families
  • Individual services which help families connect to resources, information, and advocacy
  • Outreach to service providers to create partnerships of mutual support

Men United for a Better Life 

Promoting healthy relationships, personal growth and healing with men, boys and families.  Inspired by the Latina Women’s Movement, Hombres Unidos began in 2009 to engage and organize Latino men to explore their role as men in preventing violence and nurturing healthy relationships as spouses and fathers while celebrating cultural strengths. By creating a unique safe space for exploring the challenges that Latino men face, Hombres Unidos has begun a movement to deconstruct the stereotypes and mythology associated with machismo.

Services include: 

  • Latino men outreach
  • Latino boys support groups in Newcomers Academy and Iroquois

La Escuelita De La Casita

In collaboration with Jefferson County Public School (JCPS), this Early Childhood Initiative is designed to help children reach kindergarten readiness through the support of JCPS bilingual instructors and volunteer teachers. 

The Latina Women's Movement

Empowering women to participate fully in their communities as leaders, role models and advocates for social justice. The Latina Women’s Movement is made up of a number of grassroots women’s groups in Louisville, Shelbyville and Indiana.  Each of the groups focuses on its own goals, through education, engaging in community service and acts of accompaniment and solidarity. Because of the unique, grassroots nature of the Latina Women’s Movement, The Family Violence Prevention Network has recognized it as the national model for Latina women’s empowerment as it is the only one of its kind in Kentucky and the nation.

Familias Fuertes / Comunidades Fuertes 

A Cultural Specific Trauma Informed Care Domestic Violence Services Project, funded by a FVPSA Grant, in collaboration with UofL Kent School of Social Work, the Center for Women and Families, and Families and Children’s Place.