Asian Services In Action (ASIA) offers a variety of services, most at no cost or for a small fee. We believe in a “no wrong door” approach to our service delivery, with the best care. ASIA provides culturally and linguistically appropriate resources to ensure effective programming that addresses the needs of the AAPI and new American communities in Northeast Ohio.
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:
- youth & education
- general trainings
Asian American Community Services is dedicated to serving the entire Asian and Asian-American population in central Ohio, spanning across countries and continent. Here at AACS, we strive to understand the nuances within these communities and provide services in the most culturally competent manner possible.
Our Family Support Program (FSP) provides services to crime victims (i.e. hate bias, domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking). We help our clients navigate emergency assistance, transportation and referrals to partner agencies. In addition, we also provide support to senior citizens through our Senior Outreach Program and youth programming, Healthy Asian Youth (HAY).
Our Asian Health Initiative (AHI) is a collaborative community project that seeks to improve the health of the medically underserved Asian population in Central Ohio. Our goals are to improve access to health care, assist in maintaining good health and host health screenings.
AACS also aids in prevention work through community education workshops and presentations.
We provide 24/7 interpreters in 30+ Asian languages. Our interpreters assist with hospitals, social service agencies, police departments, courts, and schools as well as other public and private organizations in Central Ohio. We have many types of community education courses, such as Computer Literacy (taught in English) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is the leading national organization supporting professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence. As a multidisciplinary group of professions, APSAC achieves its mission in a number of ways, most notably through expert training and educational activities, policy leadership and collaboration, and consultation that emphasizes theoretically sound, evidence-based principles.