UNIDOS’ mission is to provide a bridge to a safe environment through assessment, direct support, referral, education, training and collaboration to break the cycle of domestic violence in Latino communities, one family at a time.
UNIDOS was started in 1996 as a group of volunteers committed to helping Latina survivors of domestic violence access local services. In 2001, UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence became a 501©3, not-for-profit agency. Now, for more than a decade, UNIDOS has offered services to more than 800 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their family members, and has provided education and assistance to more than 300 colleagues and professionals.
Today, UNIDOS works providing direct service in Dane, Rock and surrounding counties with a staff of 4 employees. They also provide statewide education and technical assistance to colleagues and professionals who wish to improve their services to Latinos in Wisconsin. UNIDOS has become a leader around the state as a resource for training and technical assistance to a variety of agencies around the state working with abused Latinas.
Anne is a local activist in Madison, WI who has worked closely with UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence since V-Day 2012. She currently is serving on the UNIDOS Fundraising Committee, and previously served on the UNIDOS Board of Directors for over a year.
2014 is Anne's sixth V-Season in which she has participated, and her third for which she has organized successful V-Day events. Anne has organized 'The Vagina Monologues' and 'A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer' in Bangkok, Thailand, Vienna, Austria, and Madison, WI. She has raised nearly $7,000 for local organizations in these cities that work to end violence against women and girls. This is her first year organizing a One Billion Rising event.