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The Brave House supports young immigrant women and gender-expansive youth, ages 16-24, in New York City, with a focus on those who are survivors of gender-based violence. We welcome youth who identify as female as well as those who are gender-non-conforming, transgender, or non-binary.
We provide free legal support, community space, and holistic services, including art class, meditation workshops, English lessons, self-defense class, dance, career advising, college visits, mentorship and much more. The Brave House is a part of the Urban Justice Center through their Social Justice Accelerator incubator program.
To create a world where all women and gender-expansive youth can thrive, lead, and belong, regardless of their nationality or past trauma. By empowering and investing in immigrant women and gender-expansive youth, we can help disrupt cycles of inter-generational poverty and violence against women.
A space where women and gender-expansive youth are free from violence and fear.
Counseling, homework tutoring, English lessons, and workshops to promote healing and self-confidence.
Free legal support, career advising, resources and adaptive programming so that members can live and work in this country, become independent, and pursue the dreams they've determined for themselves.
A space where everyone is valued, listened to, and treated with respect and inclusivity.
A focus on building community and fostering a sense of belonging.
Women across the world face violence and discrimination due to their gender. Incidents such as sexual assault, rape by gang members, and forced child labor, cause girls to flee their country out of fear for their lives. They embark on the journey to the United States, often alone, and are met with a complex legal system in which they do not have the right to a free attorney.
Over 50% of children in immigration court are being deported without an attorney by their side. We want to change that & bridge the gap in access to crucial social services & community. We want to co-create a space where young women and gender-expansive youth can connect with other youth, heal from their past trauma, and develop skills for long-term happiness and success.