L.U.N.A (Latinas Unidas Por Un Nuevo Amanacer) Iowa was created in 1999 by a group of survivors who noticed the lack of resources available to the LatinX community in Iowa. Since then L.U.N.A Iowa has evolved into a state-wide organization with offices in Des Moines and Marshalltown, helping our survivors build a future free of violence.
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Our Mission is to empower, educate, and advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse in our community. We do this in the hopes that we build a future free of violence. Domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking is a serious problem in our community that impacts everyone. We must work together in order to educate and protect our families.
-LUNA commits itself to being a leader in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault.
-LUNA will focus on assisting battered immigrant women who face additional barriers in accessing aid.
-LUNA will unite battered immigrant women so they may promote prevention and education on the subject of domestic violence and sexual assault within the Latino community.
-LUNA will be supportive and proactive through its services by providing a holistic response to the needs of battered immigrant women.
-LUNA is a unifying bridge between the community and the existing services that respond to the needs of battered immigrant women. LUNA engages in systems, agencies, and communities to create safety and support for battered women, and to hold perpetrators accountable for their violence.