Our Services

Lumina Alliance is dedicated to supporting and empowering people impacted by sexual and intimate partner violence with comprehensive services and programs. We are here to help you heal, thrive and grow.

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Trained advocates provide confidential crisis intervention, support, and referrals to people impacted by sexual and intimate partner violence. All calls are confidential.

Accompaniment and Advocacy

Trained advocates accompany and support survivors during medical exams, court hearings, and law enforcement interviews. Advocates provide crisis services and support, connect clients with other community agencies, and provide ongoing self-sufficiency services to help clients heal, thrive and grow. Learn more.

Self Sufficiency Services

Advocates work closely with survivors to help with a whole range of needs by setting short and long-term goals. Goals may include addressing immediate needs; assistance in obtaining housing, employment, and income; and other assistance that helps the survivor move towards self-sufficiency and independence.

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Licensed Therapists and supervised Associates and Therapist-trainees provide individual, group, and family therapy to children over five years old, teens, and adults impacted by sexual and intimate partner violence. Therapists are available to meet during our office hours. We can also provide additional literature and resources. All services are kept confidential. Learn more

Emergency Shelter

Our Emergency Shelters in Atascadero and San Luis Obispo host survivors in safe, confidential locations. Guests of the shelters and their families are offered empowerment-focused advocacy, self-sufficiency services, and therapy. Services are free of charge to any survivor of intimate partner violence.

To access the Emergency Shelter, start by calling our 24-hour crisis & information line at (805) 545-8888. Our staff is available to discuss options, provide valuable referrals, and help determine whether our Emergency Shelter Program is most appropriate for your situation. Learn more

Transitional Housing

Our client-centered Transitional Housing Program provides temporary housing for individuals and families who are unsheltered or in need of housing as a result of fleeing intimate partner/domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. The 6- to 12-month program provides support services to survivors using a client empowerment model. There are transitional housing units located in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, and Grover Beach that house survivors and their families for up to 12 months. Transitional housing residents are offered empowerment-focused advocacy, self-sufficiency services, and therapy.  Learn more

Advocacy and Legal Services

Lumina Alliance partners with the San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation (SLOLAF) to provide quality legal services at no charge to survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking. To learn more about SLOLAF and their services, visit their website at SLOLAF.org

Did you know that survivors have a legal right to an advocate? Lumina Alliance staff and volunteers are available to support and accompany survivors to medical exams, law enforcement interviews/meetings, court hearings, and more. Call (805) 545-8888 to request an advocate. Click here to learn more about our advocacy and legal referrals: Learn more

Prevention & Education

Prevention staff work with community members, youth, and schools throughout the county to address the systemic causes of sexual and intimate partner violence using evidence-based curricula. Programs are trauma-informed, culturally competent and are centered around youth empowerment, community mobilization, cultural norms shifting, and equity. Learn more