Reducing Domestic Violence in Farm Worker Communities

Gabys Blueprint consists of creating an alliance between the farm workers community (especially the union) and domestic violence shelters in the state of Florida. Through this alliance, the project works to educate and promote comprehensive change in immigrant communities working in the fields to reduce domestic violence, an issue that is all too often neglected and hushed in the farm working community. Through the combined forces of unions and domestic violence shelters, the project will create an effective outreach program that will be presented to the community, followed by an action plan to begin combating the stigmas and stereotypes surrounding domestic violence, and it will begin a communal healing process. In addition, this project aims to provide proper care for victims and legal consultation for those who are undocumented. Through this program, Gaby hopes to strengthen a sense of community amongst farmworkers in order to help heal the victims of domestic violence.