At VIDA, we are focused on the safety, stability, and recovery of immigrant survivors of violence. To do this, everyone on the VIDA team – from volunteers and contractors, to employees and board members – is knowledgeable about the needs of survivors of violence, and is respectful of the diversity present in our many communities. Many of our staff have several decades of training and experience in both their fields of expertise and in specialized services for survivors of violence, and we continue to learn from the people we serve.


  • VIDA Co-Director honored in 2017 by ONE Campaign / Herstory / U2’s Ultraviolet for her work on behalf of survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking.

  • Community Action and Human Services Appreciation Award in 2015 for outstanding contributions, diligent efforts and long-standing commitment to assisting victims of crime, given by Coordinated Victims Assistance Center, Violence Prevention and Intervention Division during National Crime Victim Rights Week.

  • Justice for All Community Advocacy Award in 2015 for outstanding contributions to victims of crime, given by Coral Gables Police Department during National Crime Victim Rights Week.

  • Judge Amy Karan Coordinated Community Response Award in 2011 for outstanding service to battered immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Miami-Dade County, Florida.


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