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Culturally Specific Domestic Violence National/Global Resources
Americans for Immigrant Justice’s Lucha Program has been recognized nationally and internationally since it began in 1997. Working closely with law enforcement officials, Lucha attorneys represent immigrant victims of human trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence. The Lucha Program addresses the needs of immigrant victims, their children, and the community as a whole.
The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It serves a national network of advocates, community-based organizations, national and state programs, legal, health, and mental health professionals, researchers, policy advocates and activists from social justice organizations working to eliminate violence against women. It analyzes and addresses critical issues; provides consultation, technical assistance, and training; conducts research; and engages in policy advocacy.
ASISTA is a national non-profit dedicated to helping attorneys and advocates assist immigrant survivors of crime with their immigration matters, ultimately enhancing their safety and security. Their website offers a robust resource library, trainings and pertinent news and events.
Catholics For Family Peace is an initiative of the National Catholic School of Social Service at the Catholic University of America. Their mission is to inform the Catholic community on ways to promote family peace and to prevent and respond to domestic abuse and to provide resources and promote prayer for all families. Our initiative provides education, resources, and research that help pastoral leaders, clergy, and parishioners recognize domestic abuse and respond with compassion. Catholics for Family Peace also serves as a clearinghouse for effective pastoral practices of the universal Church that address violence in the home.
The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women is committed to stop violence against Native women and children by advocating for social change in our communities. The CSVANW takes ownership and responsibility for the future of Native women and children by providing support, education, and advocacy using our strengths, power and unity to create violence-free communities.
FaithTrust Institute offers a wide range of services and resources, including training, consulting and educational materials. We provide communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse. We work with many communities, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Buddhist, Jewish, Latino/a, Muslim, Black, Anglo, Indigenous, Protestant and Roman Catholic.
ILRC works with and educates immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to help build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people. As a national expert they provide technical assistance, trainings and practice manuals on critical immigration options for vulnerable immigrants including immigrant victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other crimes.
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native-led nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children. The NIWRC provides national leadership in ending gender-based violence in tribal communities by lifting up the collective voices of grassroots advocates and offering culturally grounded resources, technical assistance and training, and policy development to strengthen tribal sovereignty.
The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities is a project of Casa de Esperanza that builds bridges and connections among research, practice and policy to advance effective responses to eliminate domestic violence and to promote healthy relationships within Latin@ families and communities. The organization provides training and consultations to practitioners and activists throughout the US, as well as in Latin America, organizes national and regional training and events, conducts research as well as shares helpful tools, information and publications with its network of over 1,600 members.
The Peaceful Families Project (PFP) is an initiative devoted to ending domestic violence in Muslim families by facilitating awareness workshops for Muslim leaders and communities, providing cultural sensitivity trainings and technical assistance for professionals, conducting research, and developing resources.
The Shalom Task Force aims to help individuals and families in the Orthodox community struggling with troubled relationships at home. They offer professional guidance to community leaders who may be approached for advice by someone in a complex, and possibly dangerous, situation, and aim to provide preventative education to young adults and community members. Their program Sarah's Voice is a legal assistance program run by a team of dedicated lawyers and advocates who work hand-in-hand to ease the process for survivors.
The StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a safe domestic violence and dating violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally appropriate support and advocacy 24/7 through both phone calls, online chat and text messaging. All calls are anonymous and confidential. Trained advocates provide peer support and advocacy, information and education about domestic violence and dating violence, personalized safety planning, crisis intervention, referrals to Native or Tribal-based domestic violence service providers.
The Tahirih Justice Center is a national, nonprofit that has served over 30,000 immigrant survivors fleeing gender-based violence since 1997. Their interdisciplinary, trauma-informed model of service is now delivered from five locations, and they're committed to serving as many immigrant survivors as possible.
A Native American operated non-profit dedicated to providing free publication resources, comprehensive trainings, and technical assistance for Native nations and tribal justice systems in pursuit of their vision to empower Native communities to create and control their own institutions for the benefit of all community members, now, and for future generations.
The Tribal Resource Tool is a project of the National Center for Victims of Crime, National Congress of American Indians, Tribal Law and Policy Institute, and StrongHearts Native Helpline fund by The Office for Victims of Crime of the U.S. Department of Justice. The tool offers a web-based resource mapping tool that provides a listing of all services available for AI/AN survivors of crime and abuse and identifies gaps in victim services so those can be addressed.
Launched in 2016, Ujima, Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community serves as a national, culturally-specific services issue resource center to provide support to and be a voice for the Black Community in response to domestic, sexual and community violence. Ujima was founded in response to a need for an active approach to ending domestic, sexual and community violence in the Black community.
In 1997, a group of women of color from across the country gathered to establish an entity to address the unique challenges facing women of color advocates and activists within the violence against women movement. WOCN, Inc. works in and beyond the fields of domestic violence and sexual assault to address a broad range of violence affecting communities of color such as human trafficking, police brutality and over-incarceration.