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Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation

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Mission and Vision

CAASE envisions a community free from all forms of sexual exploitation, including sexual assault and the commercial sex trade. CAASE addresses the culture, institutions, and individuals that perpetrate, profit from, or support sexual exploitation. Our work includes:

  • Prevention Education - We teach innovative, evidence based, and engaging curriculum across Chicago to empower students to become active allies in the movement to end gender-based violence.
  • Public Policy and Advocacy - We advocate for local and statewide policies and legislation that expand options for survivors of sexual harm, hold perpetrators and systems accountable, curtail the criminalization of trauma behaviors, and prevent future violence.
  • Community Engagement - We center communities most impacted by sexual harm. These efforts focus on committing time, space, and energy to listening to survivors so their experiences and expertise can inform our work and raise public awareness.
  • Legal Services - We provide individualized legal advice, consultation, and representation following and related to sexual harm. Our attorneys assist survivors in criminal and civil matters.


Social and institutional systems do not adequately serve survivors of sexual violation. Sexual violation disproportionately harms people from marginalized communities, including girls and women, people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, people living in poverty, and immigrants and undocumented people. To best support survivors, CAASE confronts the inequities that fuel or intersect with sexual harm. Our dedication to this work is reflected in our values.  

  • Dignity - We respect the inherent humanity of all people and strive to expand opportunities for personal autonomy.
  • Accountability - We answer to survivors and collaborate with allies as we seek to hold those responsible for harm accountable.
  • Progress - We create individual, institutional and cultural change by using innovative approaches to ending sexual harm. 
  • Equity - We commit to building a world where every person, with consideration for their intersecting identities and unique circumstances, has the same access to opportunity and power.
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White Buffalo Calf Woman's Society


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.

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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

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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

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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

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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:

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Taller Salud Taylor Teichman Fri, 05/29/2020 - 14:49
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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)

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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
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Sauti Yetu Center for African Women

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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)

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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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