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Arte Sana 2013  
 Year in Review   
Arte Sana will celebrate 13 years of victim advocacy and prevention

sin fronteras (without borders) next March 8, International Women's Day. With one trainer and extremely limited statewide funding only, Arte Sana was able to add to its three major running cumulative outreach tallies that began in 2001. The following figures represent the cumulative master total, the Texas-Mexico border region cumulative, and the Spanish language training and presentation cumulative figures only.

11,744 (Total reached since 2001)
In 2013 over 50% of Arte Sana's training and plática attendees were from the Texas-Mexico border region. Arte Sana was also invited to offer training workshops out of Texas, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Washington.

The new cumulative border region outreach total represents 48% of all participants in Arte Sana's bilingual training and Community Education activities.


The number of persons that Arte Sana has trained or presented to en español represents 30% of its total cumulative outreach, mostly with one bilingual trainer. 
2013 Training Accomplishments
Arte Sana collaborated with the following coalitions to offer training workshops out of Texas:
  • Centro Hispano Daniel Torres (PA)
  • Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

A special gracias to the following partners that we worked with to address a wide range of sexual violence topics in Texas:

  • Voces Unidas (Texas Council on Family Violence Latin@ caucus)
  • Family Crisis Center - Harlingen
  • Texas Association Against Sexual Assault 
  • Migrant Health Promotion
  • Iglesia Cristiana Roca de Salvación
  • Grayson Crisis Center - Sherman

Arte Sana also promoted and participated in the first Spanish language conference workshop track offered by TAASA.  However, the most significant training accomplishment was taking the Nuestras Voces National Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference to Iowa, in collaboration with the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Rape Victim Advocacy Program, and Polk County Crisis & Advocacy Services.

2013 Advocacy through Imagery

From the first Spanish language visual aid to address stalking during Stalking Awareness Month in January, to its 'Surviving the Holidays' board created on Pinterest in November for survivors of abuse, Arte Sana created a total of 16 digital outreach tools and inforgraphics.  


Thanks to forwards and promotions from fellow advocate groups, Arte Sana's infographics on child sexual abuse, Latinas and sexual violence, rape culture dichos, immigrant victim rights, and reproductive justice were viewed by over 25,600 on Facebook alone! In 2013 Arte Sana also created 12 Pinterest boards with contents that are repinned on a daily basis by advocate groups, survivors, and artists.

Click here to view all Arte Sana 
boards on Pinterest

52 Agencies Added to the Existe Ayuda Directory!


In 2013 Arte Sana added a record number of victim assistance agencies to the Existe Ayuda National Directory of services provided in Spanish, thanks to collaborations with bilingual victim advocates across the nation.  The following are the latest to be added:


Citizens Against Spouse Abuse                                                                                                  

Click on the image to enlarge.

Tacoma Community House

Parent Child Center

La Casa Inc.

Ana Marie's Alliance

Broward County Nancy J. Cotterman Center

Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center

Safe Place

Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition

Resource Center for High Risk Youth

The Blue Bench

Sexual Assault Services Organization

Violence Intervention Program

Crisis Intervention Services


Arte Sana created this page in 2003 as a means to offer LEP/ELL victims a user-friendly list of centers that offer specific sexual assault victim services in Spanish.


This is a non-funded collective endeavor aimed at reducing re-victimization 

by informing survivors of the services actually provided in Spanish.  To have your center's Spanish language services added or updated please fill out this form. 

OVC Recognition

Arte Sana was featured in the June edition of the OVC News & Program Updates newsletter.


In September Arte Sana's Executive Director, Laura E. Zárate was featured in  the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center's Consultant Spotlight Gallery. 

2014 Nuestras Voces National Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference

Arte Sana is pleased to be partnering with the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, the Texas Council on Family Violence, Texas Advocacy Project, Texas Health and the Human Services Commission - Office of Border Affairs, Women Together, and the Family Crisis Center to take the Nuestras Voces conference to Padre Island and support the Rio Grande border region of Texas. 


The 2014 Nuestras Voces conference promises to be among the best offered to far! While Early Bird registration does not begin until January, you can already see the preliminary program for each conference day here. 

Please support Promotor/a Scholarships!               


Arte Sana has always offered promotoras partial and complete scholarships to attend Nuestras Voces conferences so please help us help others.  Make a tax-deductible donation and honor the work of promotoras/community health workers now! 

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