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Spring Appeal 2023

You can change their stories.

For 17 years, Ashley* was in an abusive marriage until she finally refused to be assaulted by her husband again. Like many survivors, she suffered intergenerational abuse in her home as a child that continued in her marriage. She was told repeatedly that a woman’s responsibility in her marriage was to endure the abuse. She suffered until the violence finally forced her out of her home and she lost custody of her children.


Ashley could be your neighbor, friend, or family member. You can help support survivors like Ashely find hope and healing on their courageous journeys.


At any given moment, survivors have the power to say this is NOT how my story will end. Your donation can save lives and stop the cycles of sexual and intimate partner violence in our community. When Ashley first started working with a Lumina Alliance therapist, she was suicidal, overwhelmed with grief from losing her children, and wracked with self-blame and shame. With ongoing therapy, individual and group, she began to heal. She found her internal strength and the power to move forward.


You can help survivors like Ashley change their stories by sending an urgently needed contribution to Lumina Alliance today. Your tax-deductible donation can provide:



Like Ashley, survivors can endure and thrive with the right support. At Lumina Alliance, we are here to stop intergenerational trauma and help survivors get their lives back.


How do we help survivors?


For close to 45 years, Lumina Alliance has been providing essential services for survivors of sexual and
intimate partner violence, all at no charge, including:



  • 24-Hour Crisis and Information Line
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Advocacy and Case Management
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Transitional Housing
  • Legal Support with our partner SLO Legal Assistance Foundation
  • Prevention Programs in our schools and community


It is only through generous donations and grants that our work continues. Whether you are a past donor
or a new donor, your support is vital to helping survivors like Ashley find the strength to heal and thrive.
We are the only nonprofit agency in San Luis Obispo County providing services to survivors of sexual and
intimate partner violence.


Please take a moment to give to Lumina Alliance today. Help us change the story for so many in our
community suffering in the darkness. Help us shine the light, like we did for Ashley, to bring strength
and hope to those in need.


*Ashley’s is a true story; only her name is changed for confidentiality.


TO DONATE BY MAILLumina Alliance, PO Box 125, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406


Lumina Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN # 95-3370729


Lumina Alliance Kate Howell San Luis Obispo, CA 805-781-6400
Nonprofit Organization Donations Tax Deductible
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