Community Involvement

CMC throws Lumina Alliance housewarming

CMC staff stand next to a table full of donations for Lumina Alliance.,
With one of eight tables full of donated items are, from left, CMC Health Program Manager III Nuno Da Luz, Lumina Alliance Representative Holly West, CMC Warden (A) Danny Samuel and Lumina Alliance Representative Erika Neel.

California Men’s Colony (CMC) staff came together and donated thousands of dollars in home goods to Lumina Alliance of San Luis Obispo.

The group provides support and resources for those who have suffered from domestic and intimate partner violence or sexual assault.

CMC staff donated kitchenware, bedding, baby supplies and decorations to Lumina Alliance.

Lumina Alliance was formed by the merging of two organizations, Stand Strong and RISE (Respect, Inspire, Support, Empower). Both provided for the transitional housing needed by those fleeing abusive relationships. As each family moves out of the transitional housing, Lumina Alliance replaces the linens, cleaning supplies and decor. This is done to help the new residents feel the comfort of home they have been denied for so long.

Lumina Alliance representative Holly West said these supplies could not have come at a better time. Recently, four transitional homes were vacated and are in need of refurbishing. The items provided by the staff of CMC will take care of those homes and many more in the future.

Learn more about Lumina Alliance at their website.

By Lt. John Hill, AA/PIO

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