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VENTURA COUNTY ROUNDUP | Ventura

Abuse Group Hires Latino Liaison

August 23, 2000|CATHERINE BLAKE

The Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence announced this week that it has hired a director to coordinate service for the Latino and Spanish-speaking community.

Benita Korda, a former nurse and project coordinator for the county's public health services, was hired for the new position. Korda, 63, will make the group's services understandable for Spanish-speaking residents.

Services include a 24-hour emergency shelter, support groups and counseling, a rape crisiscenter and a batterers treatment program.

She will also ensure that all policies and procedures, as well as printed forms, brochures and newsletters are translated into Spanish.

A grant from the state Department of Human Services Maternal Child Health Branch will pay for the position.

The Coalition's Spanish language hotline is (800) 300-2181. For more information about services, call 983-6014 or visit the Web site at http://www.thecoalition.org.

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