History

LUNA stands for “Latinas Unidas Por Un Nuevo Amanecer” or “Latinas United for a New Dawn”. It was started as a pilot program in 1999 and became a formal organization in 2002. LUNA is a culturally specific organization based in Des Moines and serves survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

Today, LUNA provides services to clients across the state of Iowa. The client base is primarily located in the Des Moines Metro area. In August 2015, LUNA opened its second office in Marshalltown and through this new location, we are able to serve members of this community directly and more efficiently.