Patient Services

Victim Advocacy Services

CHSI Victim Advocacy Program

The Victim Advocacy Program at Community Health Service Inc. provides crisis intervention and supportive services to women, children, and men who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence. These services include orders for protection, safety plans, safe housing and relocation assistance, coordination with legal systems, supportive listening, behavioral health services (including therapy), victim advocacy, and more.

CHSI provides services to all who need them and retains both digital video interpretation services and bilingual intervention advocates.

All victim advocacy services are confidential and free of charge.

If you or someone you know has been abused, please contact our 24/7 crisis line listed below. Help is available.

Moorhead - (218) 236-4879  or  (800) 556-9661

Crookston - (218) 281-3552  or  (800) 342-7756

Victim Advocacy Services

  • Safety Plans & Crime Victim Rights
  • 24/7 Crisis Intervention
  • Supportive Listening
  • Bilingual Advocates
  • Safe Housing/Relocation
  • Orders for Protection, Court coordination with legal systems
  • Information and Referrals to CHSI Healthcare & Behavioral Health

Meet Our VAP Team

Portrait of Lucia Sanchez.

Lucia Sanchez

Intervention Director
Moorhead Office

Lucia Sanchez joined CHSI in May of 2000 as a Bilingual Intervention Advocate, providing crisis assistance to survivors of domestic and sexual violence in our community. Since 2022, she has served as the Intervention Director of our Victim Advocacy Program. Lucia is a member of the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Violence Free Minnesota. She is also an ordained minister who has volunteered as an interim pastor and Sunday School teacher at her local church in Moorhead. She spends her free time with her children and grandchildren, and she is passionate about thrifting and flea markets!

Lucia enjoys working with a passionate and dedicated team working to provide quality care, promote safety, and eliminate violence in our communities.

Email: [email protected]  |  Phone: (218) 236-6502

Portrait of Anna Corona.

Anna Corona

Intervention Supervisor
Crookston Office

Anna Corona is the Intervention Supervisor at CHSI's Crookston office. She brings years of experience as a bilingual advocate to the Victim Advocacy Program, and previously worked with Polk County Public Health. She earned an associate degree in business management from Palo Alto College in San Antonio. Anna lives in Crookston with her husband of 38 years and their son. She enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling, camping, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Anna appreciates her team at CHSI and enjoys seeing her clients settled and safe.

Email: [email protected]  |  Phone: (218) 281-3552

Portrait of Cynthia Silva.

Cynthia Silva

Bilingual Intervention Advocate
Moorhead Office

Cynthia Silva is a Bilingual Intervention Advocate in CHSI's Moorhead office. She joined the Victim Advocacy Program here in 2016. Cynthia studied office administration at Minnesota State University Moorhead and worked as a supervisor for many years at KFC. She enjoys movies, her sister's cooking, and spending time with her family, including her daughter and two grandchildren.

Cynthia appreciates the teamwork at CHSI and the care we provide for our patients and clients.

Email: [email protected]  |  Phone: (218) 236-4879

Portrait of Alexis Abraham.

Alexis Abraham

Intervention Advocate
Crookston Office

Alexis Abraham is an Intervention Advocate based in CHSI's Crookston office. She joined the Victim Advocacy Program in 2023 and brings several years of healthcare experience to the position. She grew up in Twin Valley and currently lives in the Crookston area with her dog. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends and playing outside with her dog.

Alexis's favorite part about working with CHSI is making a different in people's lives.

Email: [email protected]  |  Phone: (218) 600-5241

Portrait of Virginia Baker.

Virginia Baker

Intervention Advocate
Moorhead

Virginia Baker is an Intervention Advocate based in CHSI's Moorhead office. Virginia grew up on the White Earth Reservation in western Minnesota and moved to Moorhead in 2023. As an advocate in CHSI's Victim Advocacy Program, she helps victims of domestic and sexual violence access counseling, safe and secure housing, and other legal and community resources. In her free time, Virginia enjoys tending to her vast plant collection and hiking in state parks.

Virginia enjoys her work at CHSI because she is able to help community members every day.

Email: [email protected]  |  Phone: (218) 236-4879