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Introducing Lumina Alliance

Leaders unveiled new name and logo at special event on July 14

It’s official! As of July 1, 2021, RISE and Stand Strong, San Luis Obispo County’s two most trusted organizations dedicated to ending sexual assault and intimate partner violence, have merged into one larger, stronger alliance. The merged organization will provide more comprehensive services to empower Central Coast residents impacted by sexual and intimate partner violence.

 

Leadership Team: Stand Strong, Dave Fields CFO, Karen Borges COO, Jennifer Adams CEO. RISE: Jane Pomeroy CPO, Susan Lamont Client Services Director, Sam Gottlieb Chief People & Culture Director.

(Leadership Team: Dave Fields CFO, Karen Borges COO, Jennifer Adams CEO, Jane Pomeroy CPO, Susan Lamont Client Services Director, Sam Gottlieb Chief People & Culture Director.)

Both organizations have been in existence since the mid 1970s, striving to support and empower survivors and educate the community about sexual and intimate partner violence.

“Thanks to the incredible dedication of both organizations' board and staff members, we will be uniting two outstanding agencies, said Jennifer Adams, former executive director of Stand Strong. “Together, we will provide more seamless services to those in need while combining the strengths of both programs. We look forward to continuing the vital work of empowering survivors and preventing violence.”

Those seeking our services during this transition will be able to reach us on our consolidated 24/7 Crisis & Information Line: 805-545-8888. All previous crisis line phone numbers will continue to work for the indefinite future. The business phone number is 805-781-6400.

A new name and logo was announced on July 14th, at a special Brand Launch Celebration at the Penny in San Luis Obispo. The event was streamed on Facebook Live and included legislative proclamations, local dignitaries, remarks from Lumina Alliance board members and leaders, and the unveiling of the new name and logo. 

The name Alianza Lumina/ Lumina Alliance was chosen as the name of the new organization for its metaphorical alignment with our mission. “Lumina” is of Latin origin and means to light, to illuminate, to shine, and to enlighten. We believe the name will inspire hope and invoke feelings of safety and warmth. It is also a metaphor for our work in shining a light on the issues of sexual and intimate partner violence, which have long been kept in the dark. We hope to serve as a guiding light for our community in ending sexual assault/ abuse and intimate partner violence through innovative prevention education services.

“Alliance” or “Alianza” refers to the alliance of Stand Strong and RISE as we become one organization. Alliance also represents our organization's alliance with survivors and their loved ones and with our community as we work to end gender-based violence together.

 

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Media Articles: 

The Tribune:  RISE, Stand Strong merge to serve survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence

Pacific Coast Business Times: RISE, Stand Strong Merge

KSBY: Two Central Coast non-profits that help sexual assault victims merge

Paso Robles Daily News: Two local nonprofits announce merger

KCBX: Two local nonprofits merge; continue providing services for sexual and intimate partner violence

South County Chambers: RISE & STAND STRONG JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORT THOSE AFFECTED BY SEXUAL ASSAULT, INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY 

Hometown Radio 07/06/21 4p: Jennifer Adams and Jane Pomeroy discuss the recent merger of RISE and Stand Strong

SLO Chamber website: RISE and Stand Strong Join Forces to Support Those Affected By Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence In San Luis Obispo County

SLO Chamber Facebook: RISE and Stand Strong Join Forces to Support Those Affected By Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence In San Luis Obispo County

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