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Our Approach

Our remote delivery service lets us bring our cutting edge resources to rural Texas, where there are few--if any--free bilingual service providers available to immigrant victims. We do all of our work with clients over the phone, through the mail, or via video conference technology;LSVAP clients never have to travel to Austin.


Each client we serve gives us the opportunity to evaluate what resources are needed to help survivors break the cycle of abuse. Above all else, LSVAP always strives to make it easier for the next victim of abuse to get the help they need.

LSVAP targets underserved rural communities in Central and Northeast Texas.

Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project provides advocacy, education, and free legal services for immigrant victims of abuse. By improving the resources available to abused immigrants, we can empower victims to leave abusers and reduce the amount of domestic violence in rural Texas communities.

Our Mission

Who We Are

Board of Directors

Edna Yang

Assistant Executive
Director of American Gateways

Delia Garza

Mayor Pro Tem
Councilmember for Austin District 2

Briona Jenkins

Development Consultant & Public Speaker

Laurie Cook Heffron, PhD LMSW

St. Edward's University

Kelsey Hitchingham

Financial Analyst
Environmental Defense Fund

Michelle Cheng

Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng, Alsaffar, Higginbotham, and Jacob, PLLC

Scott Medlock

Edwards Law

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Our History

Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project was created to help victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence in communities where assistance resources are scarce or non-existent. LSVAP has been serving the central and northeast Texas area since early 2017.


Glenaan O’Neil

Executive Director

Perla Arellano

Central Texas Coordinator

Laura Firebaugh

Engagement Specialist

Josefina Castro

East Texas Coordinator

Jennifer Vallejo

Intake Specialist

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