Semillas de Esperanza

Seeds of Hope is a support group for Latina victims and survivors of domestic violence. It is administered through the BCAP by a bilingual, culturally competent professional and is the only Spanish support group of its kind in central Indiana.

The goals of Seeds of Hope are:

• To provide a safe haven for Latina women to talk about their experiences. Victims learn about the group through contact with a Victim Advocate or the Indianapolis prosecutor’s office.

• To educate women about their legal rights, provide encouragement, dispel myths associated with abuse, and ultimately help them discover alternatives that are available to them to reduce isolation and become hopeful again.

• To provide victims with participation in a 13-week group program with individual case management sessions that help them achieve economic self-sufficiency---the ability to care for their family.