1 in 3 Latinas and 1 in 4 Latinos will experience sexual violence in their lifetime, through Comunidades Unidas initiative, Ventanilla de Salud, we are able to directly provide consent education to hundred of individuals monthly.
Once a week the Rape Recovery Center provides workshops or “charlas” to spanish speaking communities seeking services at the Mexican Consulate of Salt Lake City. This is made possible by the transformational work of the Comunidades Unidas. Comunidades Unidas is a nonprofit organization with the mission of,“ Empowering the Latino Community in Utah to recognize and achieve their own potential and become a positive force for change in the larger community”. Each year Comunidades Unidas provides vital services to thousands of Latino Utah’s in the areas of preventive health, rights, increasing voter turnout and community organizing.
This month, through a partnership with the Mexican Consulate’s Latin American Week's of Health and through Comunidades Unidas program Ventanilla de Salud, the Rape Recovery Center will be spending all day today and tomorrow providing spanish speaking communities information about consent and healthy relationships. The Ventanilla de Salud is a unique proram that allows different community partners to reach Latino communities as they seek services from the consulate.
Thank you Ventanilla de Salud for the work you do to help families and end sexual violence in our communities!