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Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Advocacy

We provide culturally appropriate holistic support for Hmoob survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault for women, youth, lgbtqia+, and elders in La Crosse County. If you are not from our are of service, we work collaborative with the Wisconsin Family Strengthening Helpline to refer to you other culturally specific social services agencies in the state.

 

Our Domestic Violence (DV) and Sexual Assault (SA) Program provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services to assist victims with the necessary resources and assistance to deal with the personal, social, and legal implications of victimizations by DV/SA. Our advocates are trained to listen without judgment and to help you decide what your next steps will be. 

Services we offer:

  • Bilingual Hmoob advocates to support Hmoob victims and survivors of all ages

  • Information & referrals to victim service providers and community resources

  • Accompaniment to emergency medical care, medical forensics exams, and follow-up medical appointments

  • ​Assistance in applying for public benefits, return of personal property, etc.

  • Emotional and safety services, including crisis intervention and safety planning

  • Referral to local DV shelters and/or other housing assistance
  • Housing assistance support through our housing program

  • Assistance with law enforcement interviews, help obtaining a protection or restraining order if desired

  • Referrals for legal advice and support when attending court​​
  • Community outreach and education on DV/SA

You have the right to feel safe and be safe. You are not alone. Reach out to us if you'd like to talk to someone who will listen. We have advocates ready to assist you.

 

If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual assault, please don't hesitate to contact our advocates at (608) 615-7117 ext. 2 or dvsa@ciasiabinc.org.

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