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Finding a Healing Way Back from Hate

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
El Paso
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $400,000)

Proposal Abstract


Applicant’s name and the project’s title: Voce s Unidas for Justice, Project Title – Finding a Healing Way Back from Hate.
Location of project: Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Requesting $300,000 of federal grants for 36-months of a project.
Our organization, Voces Unidas for Justice, also received federal FVPSA and STOP VAWA dollars from the state passthrough agencies.
Summary of the plan to use and analyze data to assess and enhance reporting of hate crimes.
Summary of project goals and activities: Goals are to help un/under-served victim of hate crimes with awareness that help and reporting options exist, with being willing to use the help services, and to help assure access for un/under-served victims of hate crimes. The activities are: a social media campaign building on an existig campaign for un/underserved victim of violence (DV, SA, dating violence, stalking, trafficking) and expanding it to include hate crimes; coordinate the helpline and train people to work on a Spanish and English help line for victims of violence; convene and facilitate the Intersectional Equity in Victim Services Task Force with community partners who are from the LGBTQQI+, disability, immigrant, and Black and Latin@ communities of survivors and service providers, and to evaluate the work, from a culturally-relevant, trauma-sensitive, healing focused perspective, over the three-year process.
The specific issues to be addressed by the project are: more hate crimes have been reported in the past two years, people who fit the demographics of being un/under-served victims of crime are the most vulnerable to hate crimes, Black and Brown People, Lesbians, Gay people, Transgender people, and these victims are going without support, healing or justice, other than in their/our own communities and not necessarily from victim services


The applicant, Voces Unidas for Justice, is seeking priority consideration for both 1(A), and 1(B). On pages _____ is reference to the racial equity aspect of the work.

The organization who will receive the funding as a culturally-specific organization, is us, the applicant. Our primary purpose as a whole is provide victim services, both intervention and prevention, to Latin@ victims of crime.

Date Created: September 29, 2022