L.U.N.A. began with a group of volunteer survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse from the Latino community who felt that there was a better way to serve other Latino survivors after not being understood by mainstream organizations because of language, culture, and legal barriers with the overall goal of offering culturally specific services.
The mission of LUNA is to empower, educate, and advocate for victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community, so that they may build futures free from violence.
Domestic violence impacts all communities and is a serious problem. However, each community is unique and has different barriers. Our staff are knowledgeable on the barriers that Latino survivors face including legal status, language, and lack of resources. They work along side the survivor to educate them on the various systems (legal, court, law enforcement, etc) and empower them to make their own decisions about their healing process using a client centered and trauma informed approach.