Escuchame Project Yvette is inspired by the life of Yvette Cantarero Perez, who lost her life from domestic violence in 1989. Yvette was a beautiful young mother of two children. On this day she not only lost her life, but she was murdered in the presence of her children, ages 8 and 14 months old.
Yvette had a joyful spirit, a big heart and a passion to help others. Escuchame Project Yvette is a tribute to her as a mother, daughter, sister. Our desire is that her story and the story of her survivors will bring hope, peace, forgiveness and restoration to the lives of families and children impacted by domestic violence.
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT
Escuchame Project Yvette is a bilingual faith based 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization who empowers and supports those impacted by domestic violence. Our objective is to address current and past issues related to financial, emotional, and physical abuse along with building our client’s self-worth, and assisting them in achieving personal and spiritual growth.
Strive to end family violence and empower those impacted by physical, emotional, mental abuse so that they will find healing and restoration.
We believe that without true healing and empowerment, survivors and individuals impacted by domestic violence will not experience their full freedom in life. That is why Escuchame Project Yvette believes in empowering, developing, and spiritually supporting those impacted by domestic violence. We provide compassion and support through prayer, spiritual support, advocacy, exploring options, and connecting one to resources.
- Increase domestic violence awareness and provide healthy relationship education to the community.
- Assess appropriate advocacy needs and provide guidance for domestic violence victims.
- Spiritual development so that survivors will find healing and discover God’s purpose and plan for their life.
- Personal development seminars and conferences for victim and survivors.
WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional/psychological abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence varies dramatically.
- 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
- One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
- Adolescents and young adults have the highest rates of intimate partner violence of any age group, with young women ages 16-24 at the highest rate for victimization.
Warning Signs Quiz
Make you feel like you are walking on eggshells?
Destroy your property, possessions or documents?
Use weapons to scare you?
Slap, pinch, push or kick you? Choke you?
Act extremely jealous?
Tell you how to dress or act?
Often seem angry at someone or something?
Threaten to leave you, hurt you, or to commit suicide?
Lie to you regularly?
Pressure you for sex in ways that make you uncomfortable?
Threaten to hurt or punish you if you don’t do what he wants?
Blame you for how he treats you, or for anything bad that happens?
Degrade you, make you feel insignificant, powerless and/or worthless?
Push, grab or shove you?
Deprive you of sleep?
Check up on you excessively?
Prevent you from leaving an area or restrain you?
Make you feel crazy?
Disregard your feelings?
Embarrass or humiliate you in front of others?
Make all the decisions about money?
Intimidate you with looks, gestures cursing, or a loud voice?
Use the children to control you? Try to turn the children against you?
Try to isolate you by controlling where you go, who you see or what you do?
Ignore you or give you the silent treatment?
Minimize or deny his abusive behavior?
Often criticize you, your friends or your family?
Warning Signs/Red Flags
A Bad Temper/Often seems Angry
Cruelty to Animals
Blaming Victim/Minimizes Behavior
Harassment of Victim at Work
Intimidation, Humiliation, Isolation