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Casa Spring 2011 Health and Wellness Newsletter June

Casa Spring 2011 Health and Wellness Newsletter June

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Published by Casa Atabex Aché
Casa Atabex Ache is a non profit organization located in the South Bronx, supporting the self healing, transformation and self sustainability of young and adult women of color. Through holistic programs Casa provides women with a safe space heal from violence mind, body and spirit. Please Read our Health and Justice Newsletter just for you!, register for a class today and volunteer your time!
Casa Atabex Ache is a non profit organization located in the South Bronx, supporting the self healing, transformation and self sustainability of young and adult women of color. Through holistic programs Casa provides women with a safe space heal from violence mind, body and spirit. Please Read our Health and Justice Newsletter just for you!, register for a class today and volunteer your time!

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IndexSpring /June 2011
1. We are looking for powerful, courageous, fearless womyn/gender non-conformingpeople of color to support us in creating an environmentally friendly healing andpolitical space where transformation happens through the spirit to volunteer , internor join our board today!2. Are you a healer, artist, organizer? We are rebuilding Casa and need support withproviding workshops, painting a young womyns mural, affirmations and healingsymbols. In addition we are reworking the space to be environmentally friendly andlooking for folks who do carpentry. Let us know if you are willing to donate a few hours to end violence against womyn and creating safe space.3. Make a donation today @ Casa Atabex Ache.org,
. Your financial supportmakes this work possible. Please join our
 to get up to date infor-mation and follow us on our NEW Twitter page..http://twitter.com/casaatabexache 4. For more information email us at
 or call the leader-ship collective at 718-585-5540.
Page 1.
 Welcome/SpringMessage from theCollective
Page 2.
Rooted in theHeart! New Teen MomProgram
Page 3.
Spring Healthand Wellness Calendar/Upcoming Events
 Page 4
Looking for a people of color healer/practitioner?Take Charge of YourHealthFood For the Soul w/Casa
I believe that joy is anessential part of wellnessand I commit to removingobstacles to joy and creat-ing a life full of exuber-ance.I believe that it is my spiritual responsibility tocare for my body withrespect, kindness andcompassion. I commit to balancing my life in sucha way that my physical being is fully expressedand nurtured.I believe that a women who loves herself is apowerful, passionate,attractive force and Icommit from this day forward to loving myself deeply and extravagantly.
CASA Mission Statement
Casa has rich legacy of supporting womyn of color heal from internalized op-pression by reconnecting with their individual and collective powers of heal-ing and action so they may transform their lives, families and communities.Utilizing a self-
healing and social justice model, Casa’s mission is to support
 womyn to identify the emotional, spiritual, physical and mental impact thattheir experiences of abuse ,neglect, oppression
(sexism, homophobia, clas-sism, racism and xenophobia, trans-phobia),
 violence and poverty has ontheir reproductive and mental health.
Spring Affirmations
SPRING MESSAGE to our Friends and Family,
 With Gratitude… Thank you to all the people who have responded to our
call to action and supporting our rebirth! Special Thanks to...Sharon Ufberg for her supporting story about CASA published on WomenE News -
http://www.womensenews.org/story/health/110510/lets-hold-out-hope-young-women-in-south- bronx
The young women of Casa and the Women of the South Bronx Community for doing a feature story about CASA on Bronx News 12 -
To Monique Kiera and Monique de la Oz Board Chairs of CASA for step-ping in and up during our re-birth .
 Since, 2000, she has been a participant of the Fuerza/Power program. 10
 years later, Natalia Lantigua joins Casa’s staff to make a difference in her
community. This year she has created her own program
“ Rooted in theHeart of the South Bronx”,
for young women ages 13-18 and she needs your support!
Casa’ provided a safe space for young women’s self healing, organizing and
self-empowerment. Our programs are designed to meet the their needsrelated to poverty, neglect, trauma and violence and its impact on theirmind, body and spirit.
In her documentary, “Yo Tengo Fuerza/I Have Power” Natalia Lantigua and
other young women from the South Bronx share their story of child sexualabuse and foster care. Using her story to support other young women inhealing and empowerment Natalia returns, social work student attendingHostos Community College to take her healing to the next level and trans-form her community.
For more information about Casa and the young women’s program contact Natalia Lantigua @ 718
5540. If you’re a young women between the ages 13
-25 who needs support or someone to talk to call Natalia or email her at nataliaatcasa@gmail.com.
Natalia Lantigua Youth Coordinator
of the Fuerza/Power Young Women’s Program.
Teen moms are doing it differently!They are
in the Heart of the
Rooted in the Heart
 An Organizing and Self-Healing Program for Teen Moms @ Casa!
Teen MOM after school program EVERY THURSDAY from 4:00-6:30 Drop in!www.facebook.com/rootedintheheart Spread the WORD! We are currently, recruiting youngwomen! If you ARE YOU A TEEN MOM BETWEEN THE AGES 14-17? Or KNOW SOMEONE who is? Contact us to Join a supportsystem of optimism and empowerment through conversation,and at the same time develop new possibilities aroundeducation, parenting and self.
Rooted in the HEART is a safe space for YOUNG MOTHERS to connect with others like themselves and to continuing dreaming. NO APPLICATION NECSSARY! refeshments will be served =) ! DONT WORRY ABOUT CHILDCARE.. THEY WILL BE SOMEONE HERE IN CHARGE OF THAT* for more information  please email Natalie at rootedinheart@gmail.com 
Giving yourself this gift on MothersDay Weekend and join otherwomen who are ready to reclaimtheir lives from the impact that ad-diction has had on them. Thisspring at Casa we honor the littlegirl within and she needs her
 “mother”, the wise women in
you ,to protect her during her re-birth, help her forgive and let go.What a special way to let her knowyou got her back than coming to ahealing circle to give her time.
Join us as we heal and launch ournew program "Daughters of Ad-dicts" . The first one will be organ-ized by Lah Tere and we invite any-one who wants to organize the up-coming months
please call us 718-
 SPRING Health & Wellness CALENDER June 2011
If you missed the first workshop it was about personal freedom and enslavement through writing, moving, collectively brainstorming, gathering affirmations, and painting our hands and arms! SAVE YOUR SPOT AND Register today for our next session, June 18th, where we explore support and stability, and focus on adorning our feet! Please spread the word, and bring a friend!! Jessica 
Today was about slavery and freedom. I have been a slave to being small in the world through lack of money. I focused the ritual to set myself 
CASA Supports and has partnered with The Milagros Day
Transformation Academy to end violence in women's lives… providing
healing support for this ground breaking program for survivors of domestic violence .
 Milagros Day Provides opportunities for personal growth and professional development 
to women who have recently left abusive relationships so that they can begin living their life’s
The Milagros Day vision is to be globally recognized as the premier resource for womenwho are ready to put an abusive past behind them and become a contribution to the world. Dawn
 Diaz, Founder/Executive Director Raised in Brooklyn, Puerto Rico and Queens, this “Nuyorican” is a 20 year veteran of the New York City Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Service. She is the
mother of 3 fine young men and a talented singer/songwriter. Dawn Created Milagros Day inhonor of her mother Carmen Milagros Lugo whom she witnessed being brutally abused for many years. Board of Directors: Karen Hoyos, Transformational Seminar Leader Carlos Anaya, Journalist & Multimedia Producer Ralph Muniz, Event & Concert  Producer, EMT 
 For more information please contact:

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