New name unveiled

NEW NAME, SAME MISSION — Staff and community supporters of the local domestic violence shelter and sexual assault services center at 600 North Avenue gathered for an official ribbon cutting to announce the name change from Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services to The Lighthouse Friday, Nov. 15. “We will be providing many of the same services as we have since our founding in 1978,” said Executive Director Leticia Garcia, front row with the scissors. Also pictured, front row left to right, are City Deputy Mayor Francisco Guerrero, Lighthouse board member Peg Riggers Collins, Advocates Irma Martinez, Rosalinda Alvarez, DeAngela Warren, Amanda Rodriguez, Leticia Garcia, Jovita Herrera, Sonia Barajas, Board member Debbie Hazzard, Police Chief Al Escalera; second row, Advocates Adilene Amaro, Myra Andrade, Angelica Perez and Flavio Aguilar; back row: Pastor Bob Widman, Majesty National Community Service Queen Audrina Campos, Miss Cinco De Mayo Princess Jasmin Gonzales, Miss Cinco de Mayo Yulianna Correa, Senator Jim Honeyford, Miss Sunnyside Abigael Marquez, Miss Sunnyside Princess Kaydience Porter, MacKenzie Evans, and Hellen Palma.

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