The Brave House supports young immigrant women, 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 girls can thrive, lead, and belong, regardless of their nationality or past trauma. By empowering and investing in immigrant girls, we can help disrupt cycles of inter-generational poverty and violence against women.
A space where girls are free from violence and fear.
Free legal support & career advising so that our members can live and work in this country, become independent, and pursue the dreams they've determined for themselves.
Counseling, homework tutoring, English lessons, and workshops to promote healing and self-confidence.
A space where each girl is treated with respect and inclusivity.
A focus on building community and fostering a sense of belonging.
Girls 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 can connect with other youth, heal from their past trauma, and develop skills for long-term happiness and success.
In July, a team of Brave House members and our partners teamed up to create an amazing mural that now lives in the Lower East Side. Go check it out at 38 Rivington Street, New York, NY!
Click here to learn more about the mural.