Protected House Julia de Burgos


Saving Lives Since 1979

Saving Lives Since 1979

Protected House Julia de Burgos




To be a leading feminist organisation in the struggle for the equity and human rights of women survivors of domestic violence and their children, to achieve their wellbeing and self-sufficiency in their social and cultural context.



To provide shelter, protection and support to women survivors of domestic violence and their children through cutting-edge initiatives and comprehensive services that promote equity, solidarity and coexistence in a peaceful environment.

Our Population

  • We serve women in all their diversity, regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, class, political affiliations or religious beliefs.
  • The requirement to receive services from Casa Julia is to be a survivor of domestic violence.
  • The services provided by the organisation are free of charge.

Services of Casa Julia

Women in Residence Programme (Shelter)

Shelter Programme


Children's Programme

Rapid Re-Housing Programme

Rapid Re-Housing Programme

Outpatient Programme (Ponce and Aguadilla)

Non-Residential Programmes

Permanent Housing Programme

Permanent Housing Programme (VIA)

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services

Security and Prevention Measures

If you are a victim of domestic violence or know someone who is, safety measures should be taken to enable the person to leave.
Seek support from a family member, friend or support resource. Contact the police and provide information about the violent situation. Request a police escort and/or go to the Specialised Domestic Violence Chamber of the nearest Court to request a protection order and its interim measures.

Pack a suitcase with important items such as:

  • Clothing and toiletries

  • Important personal and children's documents (Social Security, Birth Certificate, etc.)

  • Medicines, information from health service providers

  • Important contacts

  • Cash

  • Passbooks, chequebooks or credit cards or their account numbers

  • Copies of house and car keys

  • Evidence of mistreatment

Julia de Burgos

I wanted to be the way men wanted me to be...

An attempt at life; a game of hide-and-seek with my being. But I was made of presents and my feet flat on the promising earth could not resist walking backwards, and kept going forward, onward, mocking the ashes to reach the kiss of new paths.

 - Julia de Burgos

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious crime punishable by imprisonment. In Puerto Rico, more than 20,000 cases of domestic violence in the home are reported each year. It is estimated that 60% of married women are victims of spousal abuse and 97% of domestic violence victims are women.

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Find out about our community intervention, fundraising and team building activities.

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