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Mujeres Fuertes

Mujeres Fuertes is a program for the empowerment of Spanish-speaking women for who for various reasons, economic, social and/or security have migrated to the United States, settling in southern Florida. Mujeres Fuertes offers a safe and fun space for program participants to share their stories, recognize their strengths and worthiness.

The program is geared toward mothers with young children and consists of a series of workshops led by professionals experienced in public health, social work and social and community development.

“I see these strong, resilient women, but they don’t always look at themselves like that,” said Maricela Torres, Executive Director, whose family immigrated to the United States from Mexico when she was a child. “This program is designed for them to see their own inner strength and to realize they are the glue that keeps the family together.”

Babysitting is available to the mothers that bring their young children to the program. Children will be engaged with educational and age-appropriate activities and games in our children’s room.

Program Schedule:

The program consists of one (1) meeting per week. Participants can select their schedule out of four (4) available sessions on Tuesday or Thursday at 9:00 am or 10:30 am.

Each panel may have up to 10 participants, with an estimated number of 40 participants a week. Changes in the schedule may take place based on holidays, etc.

The nine-week program will run quarterly, for a total of four times a year:

  1. October 4, 2021, to November 29, 2021
  2. January 10, 2022, to March 7, 2022
  3. March 28, 2022, to May 23, 2022
  4. June 6, 2022, to August 1, 2022

The Esperanza Center wishes to thank the Children’s Services Council, for funding this much-needed program.

For additional information on the program call (561) 560-3558 and ask to speak with Yirna Buitrago, Office Manager.

Promotes a harmonious integrated community in which all people can achieve their highest potential, and seeks to be a model for other communities dealing with day laborers.


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