Casa Myrna Vasquez
Casa Myrna delivers solutions to end domestic and dating violence through intervention, awareness, and prevention. They provide culturally competent and trauma-informed emergency shelter and critical supportive services for adults, youth and families who are homeless due to domestic violence. Casa Myrna provides the tools survivors and their children need to recover from abuse and begin to build sustainable economic stability.
Families with children
Survivors of violence including domestic violence, community violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault
People with a criminal offender record (CORI)
Individuals or families with mixed status
Casa Myrna plans to support the following service gaps with ISHI dollars:
Broker fees, first/last/security
Moving expenses for relocation, such as movers, truck rental or storage
Living expenses that exceed monthly budget after rent or mortgage is paid, such as food, health care, transportation or childcare
Gap funding for living expenses while seeking alternative housing. For example, when a survivor cannot afford to leave or the abuser, who is paying half the rental costs and living expenses, decides to leave the family
Additional resources for those who have exceeded limits on other stabilization funding resources, like RAFT
Specific challenges to housing stability faced by undocumented immigrants
Casa Myrna can disperse money to individuals or families within 2-7 business days.