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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.


MiA’s story 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 an 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. Today, MiA has a staff of 8 and continues to grow to meet the high demand for services. In 2021, MiA served 147 people. In 2022, we served over 300 people, including ongoing support and care coordination to 150 survivors.

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

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 /

Lori Levers -

Mente y Corazon Advocate

509-879-1248 /

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