We provide, support groups, mentoring, counseling, therapy, and more to girls and women who have been sexually abused or experienced sexual violence. We're also a 24 hour crisis hotline.
Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) is dual domestic violence and sexual assault agency helping survivors and their families. Our mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and consequences of family violence and violence against women. CPAF is committed to meeting the specific cultural and language needs of Asian Pacific Islander (API) women and their families. All of our services are free of charge and available in 30+ API languages.
Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training & Resource Center (TC-TAT) is an award winning violence prevention project, based in the California Bay Area, with a key emphasis on the prevention of violence against women. A division of Marin Abused Women’s Services (founded in 1977), TC-TAT carries out primary violence prevention work through its extensive training, research and consultation infrastructure and hands-on community work.
As a training and resource center, TC-TAT fosters effective social change through collaboration, learning communities, effective state and national policy, addressing the emerging needs of the violence prevention field, evaluations and trainings in effectiveness, culturally competent services and resources, all with a focus on primary prevention. TC-TAT reflects a combination of applied experience in primary prevention, best practices derived through research, and training of other practitioners.
Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB) is a multi-service agency serving the Korean American community throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Shimtuh is the domestic violence and sexual assault program of KCCEB. Shimtuh offers crisis line support, domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy and counseling for women and children, and community organizing and education on domestic and sexual violence in Korean faith-based communities and other sectors of the community. Products include Korean-specific videos, curriculum and pamphlets on domestic violence. All services and education are offered in Korean and English.
The Farmworker Sexual Violence Technical Assistance Project is spearheaded by California Rural Legal Assistance in partnership with Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Lideres Campesinas and the Victim Rights Law Center.
Together, we provide OVW grantees with:
One-on-one consultation on legal issues and strategies for lawyers and legal advocates on meeting the legal needs of farmworker sexual assault victims; three educational guides to assist legal service providers, criminal justice professionals and victim service providers in addressing the sexual assault of farmworkers; a farmworker safety plan in English and Spanish; a safety planning guide in English and Spanish designed for advocates to use with farmworkers; safety planning webinars; workshops for lawyers, judges and law enforcement agencies at national conferences; and regional trainings in farmworker communities in Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Specific areas of expertise include but are not limited to: * civil legal remedies for sexual assault victims including housing, education, public benefits, employment, immigration and privacy; outreach strategies that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for farmworkers; cultural considerations when working with farmworkers; safety planning particular to farmworkers, including those living in labor camps; holistic representation of the comprehensive needs of farmworker victims of sexual violence; integration of the legal needs of farmworkers sexual violence victims into a coordinated community response; basic legal rights of farmworkers; and knowledge of the agricultural industry including its structure and practices.
The Asian Women’s Shelter addresses one of OVW’s Priority Issue Areas, community-driven initiatives to address violence against women among diverse and underserved populations. AWS offers a multi-leveled, community-driven approach to technical assistance through building the capacity of survivors and members of underserved communities to respond to violence against women directly within their communities, as well as in partnership with OVW grantees. AWS’s TA project has three main components: Peer-to-Peer Comprehensive Technical Assistance, Community Driven Initiatives, and Collaborative Training and Technical Assistance. AWS provides TA through a peer approach, sharing on-the-ground experience, training and practical applications, while honoring the expertise and community-driven perspectives unique to each TA site. In a joint selection process, OVW and AWS select 5-7 sites annually for intensive, on-site training and technical assistance. Through participation as Peer-to-Peer TA sites, community-based programs across the country have been able to start language and culturally competent shelter programs; replicate AWS’s Multilingual Access Model; strengthen collaboration with law enforcement and other OVW grantees; create major philosophical and structural change within their organizations to respond to changing demographics; and reach new segments in their geographic areas, such as faith-based institutions, non-English speaking populations, and LGBT communities. AWS, in collaboration with community based partners and other partner OVW TA providers, provides additional training and technical assistance to 20-50 sites through on-site training and email and phone correspondence.
THEME: "Promoting Peace in the Home, Your Community, and the World: Linking Practice, Research, and Policy Across the Lifespan"
CONFERENCE TRACKS:Children Exposed to Violence, Child Maltreatment, Adult Survivors of Child Maltreatment, Intimate Partner Violence Victims, Intimate Partner Violence Offenders, Trauma and Its Effect on Military Personnel and Their Families, Other Trauma, Sexual Assault Victims, Sexual Assault Offenders, Elder Abuse and Vulnerable Populations, Legal Issues and Criminal Justice, Healthcare, At Risk Youth