COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Partners Program

The Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center Partners is a free program designed to increase access to services for Spanish-speaking victims of violence by providing support to monolingual English-speaking service providers.  We know how difficult it can be for monolingual English-speaking advocates to provide services to Spanish-speaking victims, and at the same time navigate language and cultural barriers. 

We want to be a resource for your organization, especially now that many organizations are working on updating their Language Access Plans. While many organizations utilize language line services where they have a set amount of minutes per month, after that allotment runs out, they are charged a per-minute or pay-as-you-go, which can run between $1.50 to $3 per minute. That could become very expensive, and it does not help with the cultural barriers that are always present. On the other hand, our helpline is free and can help you to reduce the cost of interpretation services for Spanish speakers. 

What Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center offers to service providers is a partnership where your advocates provide the knowledge and connections that they have in your service area, and our advocates bring their ability to speak Spanish provide their cultural knowledge that helps build trust with the client. Together, we can provide better services to Spanish-speaking victims and be able to help those victims connect with services that will help them to become safer, healthier, and self-sufficient.

 

Becoming a Partner is free and easy. If interested, please email hola@latinosenvirginia.org. All organizations must complete a brief free training to be a Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center Partner.

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Cooperative Service Agreements

We maintain MOU's with a diverse group of agencies from our service area. This list includes victim service providers and culturally specific organizations with whom we collaborate to enhance services for Spanish-speaking victims.

  • Hopewell Victim Witness Assistance Program

  • Virginia Victim Assistance Network Victim Assist Human Trafficking Info-Line

  • The Virginia Victims Fund

  • The LIBRE Institute Virginia

  • Proyecto de Accessibilidad I-CAN

  • VCU Partnership for People with Disabilities

  • City of Richmond Office of Multicultural Affair (OMA)

  • Virginia Hispanic Foundation (VHF)

  • Casa de Esperanza Violence Intervention Program

  • Virginia Victim Assistance Network Spanish Speaking Homicide Survivor Support Group

  • The Chesterfield County Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center

  • Phoenix Project

  • Transitions Family Violence Services

  • Choices, Council on Domestic Violence for Page Co

  • Avalon Center

  • Project EMPOWER

  • Sylvia's Sisters

  • Family Crisis Support Services

  • Hospital Violence Intervention Program (HVIP)

  • Patrick County Victim/Witness

  • York/Poquoson Victim Witness Assistance Program

  • New Kent/Charles City Victim Witness Program

  • Diversity Richmond

  • Virginia Poverty Law Center: LA VIDA

  • Davis Child Advocacy Center

  • Health Brigade

  • La Casa de la Salud

  • Central Virginia Legal Aid Society

  • Colonial Heights Food Pantry

  • Services to Abused Families, Inc (SAFE)

  • Colonial Heights Commonwealth Attorney

  • City of Hampton Victims Services Unit

  • Communities in Schools

  • Abuse Alternatives, Inc

  • SARA Roanoke

  • Greater Richmond SCAN

  • Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley

  • Crossover Healthcare Ministry

  • 12th District Court Service Unit (Chesterfield)

  • City of Richmond Victim Witness Services (VWS)

  • Hanover County Victim Witness

  • The Haven Shelter and Services, Inc.

  • Family Resource Center, INC.

  • Help and Emergency Response

  • Franklin County Family Resource Center

  • Virginia Anti Violence Project

  • Chesterfield Community Services Board Families First Program

  • Women's Resource Center of New River Valley

Additionally, Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center partners with local allied professionals, government entities, school, businesses and houses of worship in order to share knowledge and resources and to ensure clients achieve the best possible outcomes. If you are interested to explore some way to collaborate, please email hola@latinosenvirginia.org

This project is supported by:

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Corporate sponsors

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and individual donors

For more information on partnering with us and/or sponsoring our agency,

please send an email to hola@latinosenvirginia.org