Empowering Latina Immigrant Women on Long Island for 20 years!

Sister-in-Law

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Hermanas en la Ley (Sister-in-Law) Program

One of the most profound ways SEPA Mujer volunteers contribute to the immigrant community is through the new Hermanas en la Ley program. This program pairs a volunteer who has selfpetitioned under VAWA or received a U visa with a SEPA Mujer client with a similar case.

Through this partnership, volunteers assist with drafting the required personal affidavit, which for many women is the first opportunity they have had to tell another person the intimate details of their abusive relationship. This support system has been critical in empowering immigrant women to leave abusive relationships and regain a sense of place in the community.