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

Sakhi for South Asian Women

About this Organization
Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to represent the South Asian diaspora in a survivor-led movement for gender-justice and to honor the collective and inherent power of all survivors of violence. Sakhi is committed to serving survivors through a combination of efforts including—but not limited to—direct services, advocacy and organizing, technical assistance, and community outreach. 
 
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Raksha

About this Organization

Raksha, meaning protection in several South Asian languages, is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization for the South Asian Community. Raksha’s general direct services include crisis intervention, information and referrals, interpretation and translation, legal and general advocacy, individual and family counseling with children and adults encompassing a variety of issues facing the South Asian community. In addition to these services, we participated in a variety of community building and economic empowerment initiatives.

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Positive Results Center

About this Organization

The Mission of the Positive Results Center (PRC) is to create awareness and prevent the trauma that comes from experiencing violence and abuse. We specialize in addressing the impacts and source of bullying, sexual abuse, dating, domestic or inter-personal violence and sex trafficking.

Our goal is to help people Create Healthy Relationships for themselves, their families and the community at large. We believe that when you positively impact one life, you create space for everyone to live life abundantly!

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Our House

About this Organization

Our programs are designed to enrich the lives of children and families experiencing homelessness with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to break the cycles of homelessness and poverty. Our programs are designed to enrich the lives of children and families experiencing homelessness with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to break the cycles of homelessness and poverty.

Programs include

  • housing services
  • family services
  • early childhood education
  • employment training services
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Ohio Hispanic Coalition

About this Organization

Helping victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is one of the top priorities of the Ohio Hispanic Coalition. We have a support group and two full-time Promotoras de Salud who exclusively work with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault cases. These Promotoras fulfill many functions while working with these cases; they become victim advocates, educators, and caseworkers to ensure that the victim has access to every legal, medical, and social service available to them.  The program places an emphasis on self empowerment, allowing the victim to be in charge of their decisions, and a strong focus on informing victims of their legal rights, even if they choose not to pursue any legal action.

Services we offer include:

  • Medical and legal advocacy
  • Court companionship
  • Assistance filing the victim compensation application
  • Registering for the VINE line
  • Group support
  • Referrals to other necessary services.

Additional services include:

  • health
  • youth & education
  • general trainings

 

 

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Nisaa African Family Services

About this Organization

Nisaa provides direct services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the African communities in Iowa and perform community outreach and educational services.

Nisaa African Family Service’s mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault in African Immigrants and Refugee communities by promoting social, economic and political self-determination of all women; it seeks to build healthy communities through transformative justice and social change.

Services include:

  • direct services
  • youth programs
  • community outreach & education
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WOMANKIND

About this Organization

Womankind brings critical resources and deep cultural competency to help survivors of all ages find refuge, recovery, and renewal from domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence. Through our programs, we offer a wide variety of services in 18+ Asian languages and dialects, including: a toll-free 24/7 multilingual helpline, safe and confidential emergency housing, culturally-informed counseling, family law and immigration legal assistance, wellness activities, creative arts therapy, support groups, and economic empowerment workshops. We are an expert in serving Asian communities, yet our services are valuable and available to all. Whether in our services or in our increasing advocacy and policy work, Womankind first centers the survivor by uplifting them to control their own lives and narratives.

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My Sister's House

About this Organization

My Sister's House serves Asian and Pacific Islander and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking by providing a culturally appropriate and responsive safe haven, job training, and community services.

Services include:

  • 24-Hour Support Line: (916) 428-3271
  • Safe Haven Shelter Program
  • Women to Work Program
  • Counseling Sessions:
    • Domestic Violence Education
    • Healing Through Art
    • Parenting Classes
    • #MeToo Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group
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M.U.J.E.R

About this Organization

M.U.J.E.R. Inc. (Mujeres, Unidas, en Justicia, Educacion, y Reforma, Women, United in Justice, Education, and Reform) is a non-profit community based social service organization located in Homestead, FL. MUJER has steadily earned recognition as a responsive agency by ensuring culturally sensitive services to our target population.

Services include:

  • DV and SV Intervention: to help primary and secondary victim/survivors  in their healing journey.  These services are provided to the individual and the entire family from the child who witnesses the abuse to the person enduring the abuse.
  • Community Outreach, Education, and Awareness: to help prevent and reduce the incidents of DV and SV violence in the target service areas while reaching immigrant populations that do not usually assess main stream services.  MUJER is continuously coordinating and/or participating in informational health fairs that are held with in specific underserved areas where immigrants live and dwell.
  • Emergency Assistance: For victims and families at the poverty level, emergency aid during a crisis is a lifeline. MUJER has three means of distributing emergency aid: FEMA Emergency Food and Services Program funds  *approximately $20,000 each year to provide food vouchers, shelter, rent and utility assistance to low-income families; Emergency Assistance: MUJER has received supplemental funding every year from the Sunbeam Corporation; Jardon Solutions to assist victim's needs not covered by FEMA funds.
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