ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Monday, Jan. 4, 2020, victims of violence and injustice who live in Virginia and speak Spanish will have a new ally. That day, the Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center (LVEC), based in North Chesterfield, will launch a hotline for those in need of assistance.
The service will be free, confidential, and available 24/7. Help can be reached anywhere in Virginia by calling (888) 969-1825.
“This hotline will be the first of its kind in the state that can guarantee services are delivered by bilingual, bicultural, and trained advocates,” said Monica Jimenez, Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator for LVEC.
Through this initiative, LVEC strives to ensure that victims of violence who speak Spanish and seek emergency services do not hear the phrase, “I’m sorry, I don’t speak Spanish.”
To learn more about the nonprofit LVEC and their mission, visit www.latinosenvirginia.org or their Facebook page. They also welcome calls to their office at (804) 658-3341 and emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.