Crime Victims

Proyecto Esperanza

Proyecto Esperanza 

Our Proyecto Esperanza program provides free and confidential services for immigrants who have been victims of a crime. Types of crimes may include domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse.

Your safety, dignity and privacy are important to our skilled and dedicated staff. We partner with local resources so you receive the best care and support during your experience.

Sexual Assault/Abuse Counseling and Advocacy

Sexual assault is any unwanted contact of a sexual nature. It includes unwanted kissing, fondling, and rape. If you, or a member of your family, has been sexually assaulted or think you/they may have been, please call us. 

All of our services are confidential and free of charge.  Services include immediate crisis support, medical and legal advocacy, connections to community resources, as well as counseling.

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Groups

Our prevention program helps youth to take a lead role in designing outreach programs that stop teen dating violence before it begins.  This project will teach you the skills you need to form positive, healthy relationships with others. This will prevent patterns of teen dating violence that can last into adulthood. 

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is abuse experienced by someone in a current or past intimate relationship. It may be emotional, psychological, financial or physical. If you are in an abusive relationship we can help. We will offer you options to help with your situation. They are at no cost to you.

Services include immediate crisis support, safety planning for you and your children, connections to community support, as well as counseling.

All Other Crimes

If you have been the victim of a crime, you may not know where to go or what to do next. Talking with law officers and working through the justice system can be overwhelming.

We have a Community Navigator who can answer your questions, accompany you to interviews and help you understand your rights. You don’t have to go through this alone.

Crimes can be anything from physical assault to being cheated by your landlord or boss. We will stand alongside you and provide support such as:


  • Understanding how to file protection orders
  • Finding resources if you must miss work
  • Finding an attorney
  • Understanding legal language
  • Going with you to interviews with law officers or lawyers
  • Understanding how to file a small claims suit
  • Interpreting documents and brochures
  • Understanding L&I procedures

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CIELO Olympia
1601 North Street SE
Olympia, WA 98501

CIELO Shelton
2505 Olympic Highway North
Suite 140
Shelton, WA 98584

CIELO provides vital support and resources for refugees and immigrants in the South Sound. Our diverse staff knows the challenge of settling in a new land because many of them have done it for themselves.  We offer educational, counseling and advocacy services.  These services empower immigrants to realize their dreams.  Families and individuals from all nations are welcome.