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Miriam Guillen

Miriam Guillen is an immigrant from the Yucatan in Mexico who came to the United States in 2002 with many dreams and hopes.  She is a mother of two children and domestic violence survivor who came to MUA seeking support services in 2004.  As a MUA member, Miriam strengthened her self-esteem and participated in many trainings that developed her leadership.  She is also a 2015 graduate of the National Domestic Workers’ Alliance SOL training.  Today, Miriam is a strong leader who is continuing to help her community and learn from her peers.  She is proud to have joined MUA’s staff as the new part-time Domestic Violence Services Coordinator in our San Francisco office.  In her role, Miriam will be offering domestic violence survivors individualized peer counseling sessions (clinicas del alma), providing information and referrals to community partners, and accompanying members to the police, hospital, and other social services.  It is her hope that through her role she can support other immigrant women in strengthening their self-esteem and becoming leaders of their own lives.