The University of Iowa


Contact Name 
Melissa Cano-Zelaya
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Executive Director
100 E Euclid Ave, Ste 153
Des Moines, IA 50313
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Mission: To empower, educate, and advocate for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community so that they may build futures free from violence. 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. The staff work alongside survivors to educate them on the various legal systems and empower them to make their own decisions about the healing process using a client-centered and trauma-informed approach. 

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Training Information

Last Training Date 
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Training Attendees 

Evelyn Gorrison