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Middle Way House's Monica Henandez Honored For Helping Domestic Violence Victims
Updated October 28, 2015 7:39 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Monica Henandez, a domestic violence victim advocate with Middle Way House in Bloomington, was awarded a Voice For Victims award Thursday for her work to ensure victims have access to the assistance and resources they need.

Middle Way House is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency housing and shelter to victims of violence and abuse in the surrounding area.

The award was presented at Middle Way House by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. This is the first year that awards of this kind are being given. The award program is part of the state's new Victims Services and Outreach Division which was created by Zoeller in May 2015. Only 10 people in the state received the award.

Hernandez was given the award for her efforts to raise awareness about rape and sexual assault resources within Bloomington's Hispanic community.

23-year-old Hernandez is fluent in French and Spanish and is learning Chinese. She recently helped the attorney general's office by translating new Address Confidentiality and Hope Card materials into French and Spanish. These resources will help non-English speaking victims of abuse acquire a confidential address. This allows them to receive mail without their abusers being able to find them.

Hernandez says she might attend law school in order to continue advocating for victims in the 
courtroom.



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