Latina Resource Center
The UMOS Latina Resource Center (LRC) provides comprehensive, holistic supportive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. The Center serves all genders, races, ethnicities, and age groups.
The Center’s goals are to increase the safety of individuals, enhance their emotional wellness and provide resources that rebuild and empower individuals and families for a violence free life. Below, you may find more information about each of our programs.
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Advocacy
Promote healing, growth, and independence for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Assist clients in accessing restraining orders and link victims to legal services such as child custody, divorce, and other legal matters.
Immigration Legal Services
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) legal immigration services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Transitional Housing Assistance
Assist homeless victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to secure housing.
Children and Family Services
Mi Arco Iris Program
A bilingual psycho-educational program for children (6 to 12 years old) who witness domestic violence. While taking part in this program, children participate in activities which encourage them to:
- Explore their feelings
- Learn to control their anger
- Develop safety plans
- Learn relaxation methods for stress
- Develop a support system with other children
ACT Parenting Program
“ACT” provides education to encourage a violence free home, as well as strategies directed to address challenges parents may encounter with raising children.
Topics covered include:
- Violence prevention between family and children
- Parenting methods to practice at home
- Conflict resolution
- Effects of violence on children
- Children’s physical and mental development
- Anger management with kids and discipline
Safe Dates Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program
This program strives to raise awareness of what constitutes healthy and abusive dating relationships as well as the causes and consequences of dating abuse.
Further, the program equips students with the skills and resources to help themselves or friends in abusive dating relationships.
Raíces: Healthy Youth, Healthy Relationships Prevention Program
This program promotes discussion of the root causes of gender-based violence in the Latinx community. Raíces is a youth Leadership program which meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Discussions address topics like:
- How to challenge unequal human rights
- Navigating between the multiple cultures living in the United States
- Promoting civic engagement and leadership
- Gender-based violence in the Latinx community
For more information about the LRC’s services:
For Victims/Survivors, or to report a crisis:
The UMOS Latina Resource Center Crisis Line is available 24 HOURS, 7 DAYS A WEEK: (414) 389-6510
UMOS Latina Resource Center services are funded by:
U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women
Wisconsin Department of Justice
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin