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Who we are

MiA - Mujeres in Action is the first organization in the Spokane region dedicated to serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence from the Latinx communities. It began in 2018 when founder and Executive Director, Hanncel Sanchez, realized there was a gap in culturally responsive services for Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. She shared her concern with others and gathered the support not only from her family, pastors, and Eastern Washington University professor, but also from Lutheran Community Services of Northwest and the YWCA of Spokane.


At the end of September of 2018, MiA was officially launched to the community with the Rompe el Silencio workshop. Since then, MiA has been providing culturally responsive life-saving services and resources to Latinx survivors and their families, as well as educating the community from a Latinx perspective to end family violence.

Towards the end of 2019, the Group Health Foundation supported MiA with its first grant that enabled the non-profit to hire its first two employees. In September of 2020 MiA and the YWCA of Spokane partnered to provide safe housing options to survivors facing very high housing barriers. Today, MiA continues to grow with the support of the community.


MiA - Mujeres in Action is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and material or cash donations made to MiA - Mujeres in Action are entirely tax-deductible (83-2464309)

We believe that all people can embrace their identity, define their future and change the world.

Our mission


  • Advocate for survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault, helping them reach their full potential and educating our community from a Latinx perspective to end family violence.

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Our Mission
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Our vision

Guiding the community from survival to wellbeing.

Our Staff

Hanncel Sanchez (Ella/She/Her) -

Executive Director                                     

509-701-9694 /

Ana Trusty (Ella/She/Her) -

Communications Director

509-599-5527 /

Citlalli Briseño (Ella/She/Her) -

Program Supervisor

 509-879-4590 /

Marixza Ortiz (Ella/She/Her) -

Puerto Seguro Housing Advocate

 509-879-7400 /

Jesus Torres-

Political Advocate/ Organizer

509-879-6754 /

Arturo Novoa -

Human Resources Manager

509-879-1031 /

Lori Levers -

Mente y Corazon Advocate

509-879-1248 /

Priscilla Hernández -

Youth Sexual Assault Advocate

509-879-2350 /

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Spokane's Bilingual  24/7 Helpline

Primera Conexión


National Sexual Assault Helpline


National Domestic Violence Helpline


Mujeres in Action


Our Address:
318 E Rowan Ave.

Suite 208

Spokane, WA 99207

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