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The Brave House is a community of support for 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 provide free legal support, community space, and holistic services, including mentorship, leadership training, in-house English school, one-on-one advocacy, wellness events, job and school assistance, support for new and expecting moms, and much more.
Learn more about our services here.
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.
Community events and holistic services 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 have 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 sisterhood.
Women across the world face violence and discrimination due to their gender, in fact, 1 in 3 women face some type of sexual harm in their lifetime. 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 and bridge the gap in access to crucial social services and community. We seek 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.
The Brave House is an ever-growing community that is looking to welcome new members year-round.
We welcome immigrant women and gender-expansive youth, ages 16-24, who live in New York City (including all 5 boroughs and Long Island).
Please fill out this Membership Form if you'd like to join our community!
The Brave House es una comunidad en constante crecimiento que está buscando darle la bienvenida a nuevxs miembros durante todo el año. Aceptamos a inmigrantes mujeres y de género expansivo, edades 16-24, que residen en la ciudad de Nueva York (incluyendo los 5 barrios y Long Island).
¡Por favor llena este Formulario de Membresía si te gustaría unirte a nuestra comunidad!
Listen to a Brave House member describe why she decided to join us.