The Vagina Monologues The Vagina Monologues

                                                                                             

 

In 2005, Casa Valentina first opened its doors with seed funding from a performance of Eve Ensler's renowned play, The Vagina Monologues. Coming full circle, the February 23rd benefit production will commemorate over a decade of Casa Valentina's service to youth aging out of foster care, and their incredible battle to overcome sometimes insurmountable odds on their way to indpendence.

The Vagina Monologues addresses the feminine experience, touching on matters such as love, birth, rape, and sex. A binding theme throughout these poignant, moving, and hilarious stories is the celebration of the vagina as a tool for feminine empowerment and individuality.

 

Don't miss out on your opportunity to experience this groundbreaking work!

                                                                                                                   

 

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We are thrilled to be able to bring back this important theatrical work to Miami for a 2017 performance to benefit Casa Valentina and the work we do to ensure our youth have the tools to successfully transition into adulthood.

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls by raising funds and awareness through benefit productions of Eve Ensler's award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues. The Vagina Monologues will serve as the cornerstone of Miami's V-Day activities. You can learn more about the movement by visiting One Billion Rising or clicking the video below:

      

 


Hear the many voices of our cast & crew about why they decided to participate in this historic production:

                       

Cast members Dominique & Michelle share why participating in the The Vagina Monologues is so important to them.

 

  

Assistant producer Sydney shares how she came to be a part of this project.  

 

Catch some of the behind-the-scenes action!

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LIFE SKILLS LESSONS FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

LIFE SKILLS LESSONS FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

We must become the change we want to see in the world. - Mahatma Ghandi

At Casa Valentina, every day we strive to become a positive catalyst for change to help the amazing young people the become an important part of our live. Our mission, to provide at risk youth and youth transitioning from foster care to independent living with affordable housing and various support services, is more crucial now than ever. Check out these statistics:

More foster kids end up in institutions or group homes rather than pre-adoptive or foster homes.
Foster children are two times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress than returning veterans
Foster children have a high risk of being hospitalized for serious psychiatric disorders and/or attempted suicide.
As you read these alarming facts, keep in mind that in 2013 alone, 23,000 young adults phased out of the foster care system, over 300 of them resided in Miami Dade County alone. Casa Valentina provides young adults transitioning out of foster care with valuable tools and resources that will help them navigate through society in a productive, healthy way. One of the main ways we do this is by enlisting successful leaders in the community to impart their knowledge and advice to the residents in the program. We would like to acknowledge Noa Pantaleon, of TRX Fitness, and Walter Russ, of First Step Mobile Health & Safety Services, for their contributions to our Life Skills Program.

Noa Pantaleon, Personal Trainer for TRX Fitness

Noa shared his knowledge on fitness and health with our female residents. Our girls got a first-hand work-out experience! His Life Skills course offered insight on the importance of good eating habits and physical activities. They were also taught workout sequences and practical ways to implement fitness into their daily lives.

 

 

Walter Russ, Director at First Step Mobile Health & Safety Services

Walter taught a Life Skills course on first aid and CPR. Our residents became CPR certified during his demonstration. His course was informative, hands-on and taught our residents how to perform CPR on adults, children and babies. They were also taught Good Samaritan laws and basic first aid guidelines. These new-found skills empowered and inspired our residents to take action when others are in need.

 

Casa Valentina would like to once again thank these inspiring figures, as well as the other community leaders, that have provided our residents with skills that will prove essential to their growth and development into adulthood and independent living. Every day, we continue to do our best to create an environment that encourages our youth to reach for their full potential and be a testament to the power of change.

*Statistics from the fosterclub.com 

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Women's Issues Are Everyone's Issues...

 This week, the world lost the talented Mary Tyler Moore. Her portrayal of modern woman Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show was a groundbreaking achievement, as the show spotlighted the adventures of a single, professional woman in the big city. She showed the world that women can be and do anything they want.

As we gear up for the incredible groundbreaking production of The Vagina Monologues on February 23rd, we remember those amazing women who gave voice to issues facing women yesterday and today.

Join us at the Olympia Theater on Thursday, February 23rd for The Vagina Monologues!

                                                                                                  

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