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 needs re-lated to poverty, neglect, trauma and violence and its impact on their mind, 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 email@example.com.
CASA WELCOMES! NEW!
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
This SUMMER! “ I Have Power
Yo Tengo Fuerza” Leadership Program for
young women ages 18-25.
Natalia continues to be Rooted in the Heart offering summer stipendprogram.
Spread the WORD! We are currently, recruiting young women to be a part of ourleadership council in the South Bronx!
please email Natalia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-585-5540.
With support from the Simon Bolivar Foundation, Casa seeks to spend the next year creating a Youth LeadershipHealth Model that is rooted in self-healing & organizing focusing on young women /organizer/activist self empowerment, leadership development and personal & organizational health. This summer we will be developing
a young women’s South Bronx “Leadership Council”
The South Bronx is the UNHEALTHIEST of New York's 62 counties. It is plagued with poverty, dis-ease,unemployment , addiction and violence against women in all its forms impacting the mind, body and spirit of young women at an increasing rate. 37% of South Bronx residents say that they have lacked money to buy food at
some point in the past 12 months. Most recently, the movie “Precious” depicting young women reality through the
life story of a young black woman whose social conditions (ie. poverty) contributed to rape and incest that sheexperienced at home, which as a consequence led to obesity , low self esteem, teen pregnancy, illiteracy, sexuallytransmitted diseases, and an intergenerational cycle of abuse within the womyn in her family. We believe that Casacan give young women the tools they can use for mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellness to deal withissues such as self mutilation, low self image, drugs, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, suicide, unsafe sex andunhealthy relationships, all leading to mental stress &emotional damage that often gets carried into their adult lifeaffecting their reproductive health and overall health and wellness.