COVID19 has triggered a multitude of impacts on our communities from isolation to economic instability-- sheltering in place has led many of us to return to toxic or abusive home situations. If you are experiencing domestic violence, know that you are not alone and that resources exist. Please look into the following organizations and databases or share with those that may benefit. NQAPIA loves you and we are here for you.
Directory of Domestic Violence Providers for API Survivors
Asian Task Force: If you are just looking to connect with an Advocate the best way is though hotline or email. All calls are triaged based on language to a matched Advocate. Providers and victims reach out to us this way. Staff speak 20+ Asian languages/dialects. If we don’t have the language on staff, we will go through an interpreter service. The email is confidential only three managers check and respond to the emails - our direct services clinical and operations manager, and me.
Since 1996, the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) has provided services to survivors of domestic violence in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. It is an organization that was founded by survivors and continues to be survivor-led and driven. Their mission is to address, prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault in Asian/Pacific Islander communities while empowering survivors to rebuild their lives after abuse.
Raksha, meaning protection in several South Asian languages, is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization for the South Asian Community. They run monthly support groups and conduct direct services including legal and general victim advocacy.