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.
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.
Guiding the community from survival to wellbeing.
Hanncel Sanchez (Ella/She/Her) -
509-701-9694 / Hsanchez@miaspokane.org
Ana Trusty (Ella/She/Her) -
509-599-5527 / Atrusty@miaspokane.org
Citlalli Briseño (Ella/She/Her) -
509-879-4590 / Cbriseno@miaspokane.org
Marixza Ortiz (Ella/She/Her) -
Puerto Seguro Housing Advocate
509-879-7400 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Political Advocate/ Organizer
509-879-6754 / email@example.com
Arturo Novoa -
Human Resources Manager
509-879-1031 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Levers -
Mente y Corazon Advocate
509-879-1248 / email@example.com
Priscilla Hernández -
Youth Sexual Assault Advocate
509-879-2350 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Spokane's Bilingual 24/7 Helpline
National Sexual Assault Helpline
National Domestic Violence Helpline
318 E Rowan Ave.
Spokane, WA 99207
© 2020 by MiA Mujeres in Action a 501(c)3 nonprofit