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

Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI)

About this Organization
Email
media@marshap.org

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.

We intend to reclaim Marsha P. Johnson and our relationship as BLACK trans people to her life and legacy. It is in our reclaiming of Marsha that we give ourselves permission to reclaim autonomy to our minds, to our bodies, and to our futures.  We were founded both as a response to the murders of BLACK trans women and women of color and how that is connected to our exclusion from social justice issues, namely racial, gender, and reproductive justice, as well as gun violence. 

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Brown Boi Project

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Email
info@brownboiproject.org

Launched in 2010, the Brown Boi Project works to transform the way that communities of color talk about gender. We build the leadership, economic self sufficiency, and health of LGBTQ people of color--pipelining them into the social justice movement.

We are a diverse and broad community, driven by a commitment to racial justice, gender justice, and transforming our privilege of masculinity into a tool for social change. We prioritize support that improves the lives of masculine of center womyn, queer, and trans people of people of color; work that transforms the lives of women and girls; and introduces new alliances and tools for challenging racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia across our communities. 

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436-14th Street
5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

510.962.6999

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Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement (Familia:TQLM)

About this Organization
Email
info@familiatqlm.org

Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement (Familia:TQLM) works at the local and national levels to achieve the collective liberation of trans, queer, and gender nonconforming Latinxs through building community, organizing, advocacy, and education.

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Press Inquires
press@familiatqlm.org

Organizing Inquires
umi@familiatqlm.org

General Inquires
info@familiatqlm.org

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TransLatin@ Coalition

About this Organization
Email
hola@translatinacoalition.org

The TransLatin@ Coalition (TLC) was founded in 2009 by a group of Transgender and Gender nonconforming and Intersex (TGI) immigrant women in Los Angeles, California, as a grassroots response to address the specific needs of TGI Latin@ immigrants who live in the United States.

Since then, the agency has become a nationally recognized organization with representation in 10 different states across the U.S. and provides direct services to TGI individuals in Los Angeles. In 2015, The TransLatin@ Coalition identified the urgent need to provide direct services to empower TGI people in response to structural, institutional, and interpersonal violence, and the Center for Violence Prevention and Transgender Wellness was born. Since then, the organization has secured funding from the state and local government sources as well as several private foundations and organizations to provide direct services to all TGI individuals in Los Angeles County (LAC). TLC’s primary focus is to change the landscape of access to services for TGI people and provide access to comprehensive resource and services that will improve the quality of life of TGI people.

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Address
The TransLatin@ Coalition
3055 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 350
Los Angeles, CA 90010

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Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) JL Heinze Tue, 03/29/2022

Address: P.O. Box 14268, Washington, DC 20044
Telephone #: 202-833-2232 Fax #: 202-986-9332 Helpline #: 202-833-2233
Email Address: info@dvrp.org
Website: www.dvrp.org
Language Capacity: Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Cambodian, Cantonese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Mongolian, Pampango, Punjabi, Shanghainese, Sinhala, Tagalog, Ilokano, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese
Publications: Project AWARE needs assessment of A/PI women in Washington, DC; DV Awareness Toolkit (multiple languages)

Direct services; advocacy; referrals; technical assistance to providers serving Asians/Pacific Islanders; public awareness and education campaigns; case management; survivor empowerment groups; community resources.

  • Support services and help-line
  • Asian-specific program
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Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC)

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Address: 1627 K Street. N.W., Suite 610, Washington, D.C. 20006
Telephone/Helpline #: 202-393-3572 Fax #: 202-315-0375
(Chinese: ext. 18; Hindi/Urdu, ext. 19; Vietnamese: ext. 20; Korean: ext. 21)
Email Address: helpline@apalrc.org
Website: www.apalrc.org
Language Capacity: Cantonese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese
Publication: Developing and Maintaining a Successful Legal
Referral Helpline for Immigrant Communities: A How To Handbook

Direct legal services; multilingual legal referral helpline; legal interpreter project; advocacy; Legal Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence Project; Crime Victims Assistance Partnership (victim compensation program); Housing and Community Development Project; Reaching the Dream” Project (help undocumented youth); Legal Assistance for Domestic Workers Project; civil rights advocacy; walk-in clinics and workshops.

  • I&R: Information & Referral
  • Support services and help-line
  • Asian-specific program
State or Territory Served

Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA)

About this Organization

Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is an award-winning, nationally recognized nonprofit that provides holistic services to help refugee and immigrant women and families thrive.

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Address: 4008 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
Telephone #: 206-721-0243 Fax #: 206-721-0282 Helpline #: 1-888-847-7205
Website: www.rewa.org
Language Capacity: Amharic, Cambodian, Farsi, Laotian, Mandarin, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Thai, Tigrigna, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Publications: Videos on sexual assault in Cambodian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese communities

Behavioral health services (counseling); case management; advocacy; legal assistance; support services to immigrant and refugee victims of family violence and trafficking; support groups for refugee and immigrant battered women and those at risk of becoming victims of domestic violence; community education and outreach; training; Information and referrals; employment and vocational training; ESL classes; housing and homelessness prevention; naturalization and legal services

  • Shelter and 24-hour hotline
  • I&R: Information & Resources
  • Support services for residents and non-residents
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FAITH: Foundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help

About this Organization

FAITH is a grassroots organization that is committed to empowering all members of the community. FAITH’s mission is to provide humanitarian aid to needy individuals and families living in the Northern Virginia area.

We serve all people regardless of faith, ethnicity or gender. We serve to empower people to be self-sufficient, to build strong families and to be a force of good in our community. FAITH assists low-income persons with emergency and temporary aide needed to overcome a traumatic event or time in their lives.

Contact Information

Address: 795 Center St., Unit #2, Herndon, VA 20170
Service Area: Northern Virginia area
Telephone #: 571-323-2198
Email Address: contact@faithus.org
Website: www.faithus.org

Family Assistance Program (immediate assistance with rent, utilities, education); FAITH Thrift Store; Food programs (food pantry, food drives); Domestic Violence program (crisis counseling, safety planning, legal representation, court advocacy, translation services and financial assistance); Self-sufficiency program (6 transitional housing units, job training, medical bills assistance); Children and Teen programs.

  • Muslim-specific program
  • Support services
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Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation

About this Organization

Founded by Muslim women, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation empowers, promotes and supports all women and their families—a mission that ultimately creates stronger communities. Since 2005, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation has been an ambassador of the peaceful, caring Muslim community. Our programs are designed to promote peace in the home and the community through a comprehensive strategy of prevention and intervention.

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Address: P.O. Box 863388, Plano, TX 75086
Telephone #: 469-467-6241 Helpline #: 972-880-4192
Email Address: tmwf@tmwf.org Website: www.tmwf.org
Language Capacity: Arabic, Urdu and other languages

Emergency domestic violence shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline, Case management including a customized service plan, Short-term financial assistance, Food, shelter and basic needs, Job readiness, Transitional housing, Legal assistance, Crisis counseling, Referrals to community services, including medical, substance abuse, mental health, employment and other services, Newcomers orientation for immigrants and refugees, Services and support for the ill, elderly and
disabled, education, interfaith outreach, youth leadership. 

  • Shelter and 24-hour hotline
  • Support services
  • Muslim-specific program
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Muslim Community Center for Human Services (MCCHS)

About this Organization

The Muslim Community Center for Human Services (MCCHS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1995. The mission of MCCHS is to build strong families and harmonious communities, regardless of religion, ethnicity, race, or place of residence, by providing free and/or affordable healthcare, social services, and educational services to those who face barriers to accessing support due to language or cultural differences, or those who are uninsured or under-insured. MCCHS meets the health and social service needs of more than 160,000 immigrants and families from South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa who reside in North Texas.

Contact Information

Address: 7600 Glenview Dr., Richland Hills, TX 76180
Telephone #: 817-589-9165 Helpline #: 687-715-4849
Email Addresses: hs@mcc-hs.org (Social Services), alshifa@mcc-hs.org (Medical)
Website: www.mcc-hs.org
Language Capacity: Arabic, Urdu and other languages

Community education, culture-sensitive peer counseling, professional counseling, case management, client advocacy, information on rights, how to seek help and victim compensation; shelter referrals, legal referrals; safety plan assistance;  24 Hour Confidential Helpline

  • Muslim-specific program
  • Support services and help-line
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