Culturally specific Services for Victims of a Crime


La Luz is providing comprehensive services to survivors of Latinx Victim of a Crime. SOMOS Latinx project will provide culturally-specific services to immigrant and refugee individuals who are victims of crime and for the Latinx population in Franklin County, Wright County, and surrounding areas.  We will provide linguistically and culturally accessible, family-centered, integrated services for refugees and immigrants who have been victims of a crime. 

The program will begin by increasing awareness and identification of survivors to increase access to services.  The identification will improve outcomes for survivors by promoting effective, culturally appropriate, trauma-informed services that improve the short-and long-term health, safety and well-being of survivors.

La Luz will provide services based on a holistic approach to healing from trauma.


Services Provided:

  • Safety planning and information on rights and options for survivors 

  • Referrals and assistance with law enforcement, legal, medical, housing, and social services

  • Attorney visits and court accompaniment

  • Ongoing life skills development

  • Client and staff confidentiality

  • Accurately and effectively interpret and advocate on behalf of survivors with other service providers and government officials and agencies 

  • Individual counseling 

  • Medical advocacy 

  • Legal advocacy 

  • Safety planning

  • Support Groups

  • Personal advocacy to meet the needs of each survivor

  • Information and referrals

Victim Advocacy

Office Hours

Mon: 1pm - 7pm

Tue: 9am - 4pm

Wed: 1pm - 7pm

Thu: 9am - 4pm

Fri: 9am - 4pm

Advocacy and counseling services are offered in Spanish​ during business hours and by appointments. 

Support Group for Women

2nd Monday of the Month

5:30 pm

Support Group for Women who have been victims of a crime the group is offered in Spanish only as a way to offer culturally specific services. 

Support Group for Men

3rd Monday of the Month

5:30 pm

Support Group for men who have been a victim of a crime the program is offered in Spanish only as a way to offer culturally specific service. 

Support Group for Teens

To be announced

Support group for teens who have been a victim of a crime, the program is offered in Spanglish and bilingual as a way to offer culturally specific services.