Arte Sana's redesigned Website:
the Milagros of Advocacy  
Milagro is a Spanish word for miracle. In the traditional context milagros are small religious folk charms offered to a saint for the purpose of prayer for health and healing. A folk custom in parts of North, Central, and South America, the use of milagros can be traced to ancient communities in Spain. Milagros of the southwest come in many shapes, and they have a traditional and a literal meaning as they can symbolize the wearer's health needs and intentions.   
In 2005, Arte Sana used the milagros concept to identify the milagros of victim advocacy. Victim advocates contribute to little miracles everyday, and the act of survival despite incredible odds and obstacles in itself represents the greatest miracle of all. As a Latina-led agency that has struggled to survive and participate in sexual violence prevention, Arte Sana's accomplishments in Latin@ advocacy and training modules in Spanish, have been due to ongoing collaborations. Our redesigned website honors the milagro of victim advocacy and prevention sin fronteras. This will be a work-in-progress for some time, but we hope that the new format will make it easier for visitors to access information.
Save the Date - October 30 & 31, 2014! 
The Nuestras Voces National Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference will be held in beautiful Padre Island Texas in 2014, and the call for workshops will be ready later in October of this year.

  Once again the Nuestras Voces Conference will offer a complete workshop track in Spanish. Workshops on the role of the arts in healing will also be showcased. See the Nuestras Voces Conference Board.  
National Directory of Victim Services in Spanish 

Three more centers have been added to the Existe Ayuda National Directory of Victim Services in Spanish:  

The Women's Center of Tarrant County (Texas)

Oficina para la Mujer y Servicios Contra la Violencia Doméstica y Sexual (Virginia)

The Center for Sexual Assault Survivors (Virginia)  

To have your center's news Spanish language services added or updated please fill out this form.

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Join the bilingual conversation on Latin@ victim/survivor advocacy
and prevention.

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to access the latest 'Acoso Callejero/Street Harassment' board and access bilingual/bicultural SAAM outreach ideas and infographics and digital tools such as 'Los Milagros of Victim Advocacy' listed above.