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An organization that provides specific services to communities of color in the United States.

MSU Center for Survivors Tana_Fedewa Wed, 02/03/2021
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The MSU Center for Services offers the following services:

  • Individual and group counseling,
  • Survivor workshops
  • Healing through Yoga
  • Advocacy(personal, medical, criminal justice, legal, & institutional),
  • 24/7 Sexual Assault Forensic Exams by trained on-site Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
  • 24/7 Sexual Assault hotline
  • Crisis Chat 

MSU Center for Survivors Mission Statement We believe in the strength and resiliency of all people impacted by sexual violence. We stand with survivors against all forms of social injustice by promoting individual healing and building an empowered, inclusive community.

Programs at Center for Survivors  We are honored to provide a wide array of services to survivors of sexual assault and the community.

We believe in the dignity and worth of all survivors and strive to provide trauma-informed, survivor centered, and culturally competent services to all survivors of sexual assault.

We understand that healing can come in many forms and are hopeful that you will find a service at the Center that helps you on the healing journey.                          Website:   

White Buffalo Calf Woman's Society

About this Organization

White Buffalo Calf Women's Society provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Our work is guided by the teachings of Pte’ San Win to restore the spirt of every individual who seeks our help in their time of need. We extend our knowledge and cultural resources to empower our community to end violence in and around Rosebud Reservation.

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Violence Intervention Program, Inc.

About this Organization

Our mission is to lead Latina victims of domestic violence and intimate partner violence to safety, empower them to live free of violence and reach and sustain their full potential. We pursue our mission by raising community awareness, engaging in activism and providing culturally competent services.

Services include:

  • immigration
  • housing for survivors
  • economic empowerment
  • language access
  • training and workshops



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True Yokefellow Laborers

About this Organization

To positively impact underserved populations whose life experiences have caused psychological and emotional trauma by providing community-based direct services conducive to healing and stability, and to encourage confidence to make healthy life choices through an array of relevant services.

We offer an array of gender-neutral services to encourage healing, growth and self-worth, including:

  • Advocacy
  • Court/Medical In-Person Support
  • Individualized Support
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Holistic Healing
  • Information and Referral
  • Survivor Volunteerism
  • Talking Circles
  • Therapy
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Emergency Assistance

The purpose of this program is to create unique opportunities for targeted community-based organizations to address the critical needs of sexual assault, domestic- and dating violence survivors in a manner that affirms a victim's culture. These opportunities effectively address language and communication barriers for the identified underserved population so they may gain access to appropriate services.

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Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

About this Organization

Support for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence is made available at the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts through the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project. This culturally specific project is offered in direct response to address the need for equal access to direct services, information and resources, vital in the support of victims and survivors of trauma.

Founder, Reverend Traci Jackson Antoine; along with her team work in collaboration with faith leaders and law enforcement to provide training that enhance the quality and response that victims of color receive from first responders. Additionally, the project works alongside Northeastern University Law Students to provide cultural sensitivity training as it relates specifically to victims of trauma of color.

Trainings have garnered positive response from counsel and client; impacting how victims of color are perceived and thus represented within the legal system. The success and national recognition of the project is directly tied to its committed effort to provide victims and survivors of Boston’s inner city communities of color with a coordinated community response that addresses the individualized needs of victims and survivors through a spectrum of quality services, specialized training, and support throughout its network of partners, supporters and community leaders.

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Tewa Women United Taylor Teichman Fri, 05/29/2020
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Tewa Women United envisions movement(s) rooted in P’in Haa (Breath of Heart/Life) and P’in Nall (Touching Heart and Spirit) that nurture and celebrate the collective power of beloved families, communities, and Nung Ochuu Quiyo (Earth Mother).

TWU has 5 innovative programs focused on supporting Indigenous women, families, and communities:

Taller Salud

About this Organization

Organización feminista de base comunitaria con sede en Puerto Rico. / Feminist grassroots organization based in Puerto Rico.

Initiatives include:

Women and Health
Through a feminist vision, we promote women’s integral health and gender based violence prevention. Based on the conviction that when women prosper, their communities are strengthened; an integral look is promoted to the full development of women’s potential, creating work strategies with Loíza’s communities to open doors for the construction of collective power.

Community and Leadership
At Taller Salud we believe in forging an inclusive society, with active violence-free communities that advocate for their right to an integral health and that promote their mutual progress. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity for community coordinated responses and the skills of local community leaders in the search for common solutions for their families and communities through education, participatory processes and activism.

Peace and Development
Through this initiative, Taller Salud seeks to organize and mobilize the community to eradicate poverty, inequality and structural racism. We seek to promote a culture of peace, forgiveness and community reconciliation that allows greater opportunities for development and transformation for people and their communities.


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South Asian Network, Inc. (SAN) Taylor Teichman Fri, 05/29/2020
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A community-based organization dedicated to advancing the health, empowerment, and solidarity of persons of South Asian origin in Southern California.

SAN offers the following services for domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, child sexual abuse, human trafficking, and elder abuse:

  • Safety planning for survivors and their children
  • Case management and advocacy including shelter placement, court accompaniment, access to public benefits and financial literacy
  • Counseling and emotional support for survivors and their children
  • Access to legal assistance in the areas of family and immigration law
  • Parenting classes
  • Teen dating violence prevention workshops
  • Children’s art workshops
  • Groups for young women being pressured into marriage
  • Interpretation
  • Community workshops to raise awareness about domestic violence and child abuse and the resources available
  • Prevention workshops and activities in collaboration with religious and community leaders

Sauti Yetu Center for African Women

About this Organization

Sauti Yetu is a multi-issue community-based organization that works with African immigrant women and families both in the New York City metropolitan area and nationally.

Sauti Yetu’s services are evidence-based, focused on sustainability, and designed to leverage each woman and family’s strengths and resilience to develop solutions to problems that create barriers to their political and economic self-sufficiency and personal well-being including:


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Sexual Assault Services for Holistic Healing and Awareness (SASHA)

About this Organization

SASHA Center s a sexual assault service, prevention and educational agency which is designed to provide educational/support groups to survivors of sexual assault.

SASHA Center provides:
Prevention and educational presentations/workshops to schools, communities, churches, corporations and other organizations to raise awarenessof sexual assault.

SASHA Center has a focus on:
Activism to provide opportunities for engagement within the community via rallies, marches, and open forumactivities to bring attention to the negative impact of sexual assault.


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