Established in 2009, the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians’ Avellaka Program is dedicated to educating and organizing for social change upholding the Tribe’s authority as a sovereign Indian nation to protect its women citizens and create the laws, policies, protocols, and advocacy services addressing violence against Native women crimes on the La Jolla Reservation.
The Avellaka Safety for Native Women Program Provides:
- 24-Hour crisis intervention
- Advocacy for victims of rape, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking
- Emergency shelter, food, and clothing
- Transportation to and from court services and medical appointments
- Community education to raise awareness of violence against Native women
- Support to create Tribal laws and policies based on Tribal law and customs for the Tribe to use our independent authority to address violence against Native women
- All communications is confidential
The Native Women's Advisory Committee is a group of volunteers striving to provide safety and equal justice for Native Women on the La Jolla Indian Reservation. The committee meets the first Thursday of every month at the Avellaka office and plans community education campaigns, conducts small group meetings, and does fundraising for victim services.