CasaLuz celebrates second anniversary, new services
Reports of domestic violence are up more than 22% the past two years among Hispanic residents of Memphis and Shelby County.
To serve those victims, CasaLuz, Shelby County’s only agency dedicated to Hispanic/Latino victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes, announces an array of new services.
Beginning with funding to serve 50 persons, CasaLuz instead served 166 its first year and has aided nearly 300 victims of domestic or sexual violence in its first two years.
New services include a family attorney has been added to the group of legal advocates on staff to assist DV victims in addition to CasaLuz’s partnership with Mid-South Immigration Advocates. In addition, CasaLuz clients can now apply for an order of protection at the agency’s office with readily available language and advocacy support.
Soon, thanks to a new three-year federal grant, CasaLuz will hire another full-time attorney to assist Hispanic victims of other violent crime. This comes in response to TBI data showing an increase of 26.66% in police reports of Hispanic victims of violent crimes in Memphis said CasaLuz founder and executive director
CasaLuz will host a fundraising party for its second anniversary on Aug. 17, 7 pm to 1 am at Casa Leon, 5560 Shelby Oaks Drive. Tickets are $35 and include dinner, live music and dance lessons. For event information or to donate, to go
To reach CasaLuz for assistance call 901-500-8214 and schedule an appointment.