Empower young mothers aged 16-24 from immigrant communities who are survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) through comprehensive advocacy, including direct representation and educational trainings.
Lorena is the right person for the project because:
• She has worked in the area of IPV-related advocacy throughout law school.
• Her linguistic and cultural fluencies make her uniquely able to aid an underserved segment of New York’s population.
• She is passionate about the rights of single mothers and immigrants because she was raised by someone who was both; she therefore has a personal understanding of the struggles of this particular community.
In the first six months, Lorena will:
• Partner with Latinx community-based organizations, community leaders, and with domestic worker groups.
• Start to develop trainings at the intersection of IPV, parenting, reproductive justice, and immigration.
• Assume an initial caseload of clients who need direct representation in Family Court for issues related to IPV.