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SPRING MESSAGE to our Friends and Family,

Spring /June 2011

With Gratitude… Thank you to all the people who have responded to our
Index call to action and supporting our rebirth! Special Thanks to...

Page 1. Welcome/Spring Sharon Ufberg for her supporting story about CASA published on Women
Message from the E News -

Page 2. Rooted in the

Heart! New Teen Mom The young women of Casa and the Women of the South Bronx Community
Program for doing a feature story about CASA on Bronx News 12

Page 3. Spring Health

and Wellness Calendar/ To Monique Kiera and Monique de la Oz Board Chairs of CASA for step-
Upcoming Events ping in and up during our re-birth .

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Looking for a people of
color healer/practitioner?
Take Charge of Your
Health 1. We are looking for powerful, courageous, fearless womyn/gender non-conforming
Food For the Soul w/Casa people of color to support us in creating an environmentally friendly healing and
political space where transformation happens through the spirit to volunteer , intern
or join our board today!

Spring Affirmations 2. Are you a healer, artist, organizer? We are rebuilding Casa and need support with
providing workshops, painting a young womyns mural, affirmations and healing
symbols. In addition we are reworking the space to be environmentally friendly and
I believe that joy is an
essential part of wellness looking for folks who do carpentry. Let us know if you are willing to donate a few
and I commit to removing hours to end violence against womyn and creating safe space.
obstacles to joy and creat-
ing a life full of exuber-
ance. 3. Make a donation today @ Casa Atabex, site . Your financial support
makes this work possible. Please join our facebook page to get up to date infor-
mation and follow us on our NEW Twitter page..
I believe that it is my
spiritual responsibility to
care for my body with 4. For more information email us at or call the leader-
respect, kindness and
compassion. I commit to ship collective at 718-585-5540.
balancing my life in such
a way that my physical CASA Mission Statement
being is fully expressed
and nurtured.
Casa has rich legacy of supporting womyn of color heal from internalized op-
I believe that a women pression by reconnecting with their individual and collective powers of heal-
who loves herself is a ing and action so they may transform their lives, families and communities.
powerful, passionate,
attractive force and I
Utilizing a self-healing and social justice model, Casa’s mission is to support
commit from this day womyn to identify the emotional, spiritual, physical and mental impact that
forward to loving myself their experiences of abuse ,neglect, oppression (sexism, homophobia, clas-
deeply and extravagantly. sism, racism and xenophobia, trans-phobia), violence and poverty has on
their reproductive and mental health.
CASA WELCOMES! Natalia Lantigua Youth Coordinator
of the Fuerza/Power Young Women’s Program.

Teen moms are doing it Since, 2000, she has been a participant of the Fuerza/Power program. 10
differently! 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 the
Heart 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
related 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 sexual
They are “ ROOTED abuse and foster care. Using her story to support other young women in
in the Heart of the healing and empowerment Natalia returns, social work student attending
Hostos 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-
585-5540. 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

Rooted in the Heart –An Organizing and Self- Giving yourself this gift on Mothers
Healing Program for Teen Moms @ Casa! Day Weekend and join other
women who are ready to reclaim
Teen MOM after school program EVERY THURSDAY from 4:00 their lives from the impact that ad-
-6:30 Drop in! diction has had on them. This
spring at Casa we honor the little
Spread the WORD! We are currently, recruiting young girl within and she needs her
women! If you ARE YOU A TEEN MOM BETWEEN THE AGES 14 “mother”, the wise women in
-17? Or KNOW SOMEONE who is? Contact us to Join a support you ,to protect her during her re-
system of optimism and empowerment through conversation,
birth, help her forgive and let go.
and at the same time develop new possibilities around
education, parenting and self.
What a special way to let her know
you got her back than coming to a
healing circle to give her time.
Rooted in the HEART is a safe space for YOUNG MOTHERS to
connect with others like themselves and to continuing Join us as we heal and launch our
dreaming. NO APPLICATION NECSSARY! refeshments will be new program "Daughters of Ad-
served =) ! DONT WORRY ABOUT CHILDCARE.. THEY WILL BE dicts" . The first one will be organ-
SOMEONE HERE IN CHARGE OF THAT* for more information ized by Lah Tere and we invite any-
one who wants to organize the up-
please email Natalie at 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 .

Mission: 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

Vision: The Milagros Day vision is to be globally recognized as the premier resource for women
who 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 in
honor 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: Website:

Join Casa’s Healers Network Today
and Post your workshops in our news-
letter, offer a workshop at CASA, rent
out our healing space or become

a referral to our community!


Community Healers Calender

Are you looking for a people of color healer or practi-
tioner near you?

URAYOANA TRINIDAD L.AC. -Offering “Take charge of your

health!” series Renewal/ Healing/Cleansing Workshops You will
not only feel lighter, many ailments may disap-
pear” concentration , stamina , and zest for life will get a lift. Call
her @ 646-260– 8094 TRINIDADCHMED@AOL.COM
Space is limited to 15 participants. Call to reserve your seat.

SHELLEY NICOLE teaching Reiki Level I and practices

Reiki at Tao Wellness in Cobble Hill. If you would
like to schedule a Reiki appointment please send her
an email or call 917-
202-6610 for pricing and information.


1. Element: EARTH erous and abundant. herbal cleansing.
Spring time is a time to con- 3. FEELING 5. CRYSTAL
nect to the earth, so make
sure that you go outside, get Forgiveness of the heart. Rose Quartz comes in rings,
some exercise, take your Spring is the time we work stones to carry in your pocket.
shoes off and become one the heart chakra. Embark Buy one to open up your heart to
with the earth. on your journey of self loving yourself. Write down
healing and let go of re- loving affirmations on
2. CHAKRA: HEART/ sentments and trauma that your mirror. Carry
RE-BIRTH & SELF have happened to you them during the day, For More Information About CASA .
LOVE during infancy , child sex- and say them to your- Please contact us at 718-585-5540.
ual abuse, rape, sexual self.
For some of us Spring is also Email:
assault, adoption, foster
the new year as it is mother 5. SPIRITUAL
care etc. Find your little Face book: Casa Atabex Ache
earth’s rebirth. As she AWAKENING
girl and set her FREE!
adorns herself with flowers , Website: www.
this is a time for you to con- 4. ORGAN : LIVER Spring is a time to
nect to self love and your revaluate your life,
beauty within and without. The Liver is the organ of look at your way of being that no longer works, look within to iden-
Go do things that make you the season, support its tify what/who has broken your heart and cleanse your home body
feel beautiful, take a bath, detox and renewal by eat- and your spirit!
mediate, get involved in a ing healthy, bitter greens,
cause that you love , be gen- raw food, juicing and Remember DRESS IN PINK (Self-Love) AND GREEN
(Connection to Earth/Abundance) THIS SEASON!

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