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New Resource Available: Assisting Survivors with Support Animals

A new legal resource is available to help domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers understand their legal obligations in the event that they are assisting a survivor who has a support animal or service animal that also needs housing. Developed by attorneys with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA), the new resource, Assisting Survivors with […]

New Resource Available: LASSA Contact/Consent Pocket Cards

          Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) Project is proud to announce the release of our new contact/consent pocket cards! These new cards allow survivors to keep LASSA’s information close to them in a discrete manner while also being reminded of the value of […]

Learning from the Experts on Helping Survivors of Sexual Assault

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) project was proud to welcome Stacy Malone, Executive Director of the Victim Rights Law Center, and Lisa Levine, Clinical Director of the Houston Area Women’s Center, to San Antonio this week to guide our staff on the intricacies of working with survivors […]

Keeping Eagle Pass Families Safe

Advocates from Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) Project joined approximately 200 members of the Eagle Pass community earlier this week at a full day seminar entitled Keeping Families Safe: A Coordinated Response to Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault. Throughout the day, experts in the fields of domestic […]

LASSA Welcomes New Partner Freedom House of Parker County

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) project is proud to welcome our newest partner in our northwest service area — Freedom House of Parker County! Freedom House of Parker County is a state and locally funded program providing intervention and prevention services for victims of domestic, relationship, dating […]

LASSA Welcomes New Partner Abigail’s Arms

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)’s Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) Project is proud to welcome our newest partner agency — Abigail’s Arms: Cooke County Family Crisis Center! Abigail’s Arms assists survivors of sexual assault, family violence, child abuse, elder abuse, stalking, DWI/DUI assaults, and the surviving members of suicide/homicide victims, through educational […]

LASSA Welcomes New Partner Wise Hope Crisis Center!

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s LASSA Project is proud to welcome the Wise Hope Crisis Center in Decatur, TX  as our newest partner! Wise Hope Crisis Center traces its origins back to 1997 when a group of women in Wise County recognized the need for support for victims of domestic violence in the area. In 2001, […]

In the News: TRLA offers help for sexual assault victims

The Laredo Morning Times has profiled Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)’s new LASSA project. According to LMT: The Texas RioGrande Legal Aid looks forward to securing the safety of all victims of non-intimate partner sexual assault from the panhandle down to the border in the New Year. To read part one of the article, click […]

In the News: Invitan a taller sobre protección a familias

Zocalo Saltillo has profiled an upcoming training hosted by TRLA & LASSA advocates to educate the Eagle Pass community on ways to keep families safe by combating domestic violence and sexual assault. TRLA & LASSA are proud to be joined by Representative Poncho Nevarez during the training: Representantes del albergue “New Horizons”, en coordinación con […]