One in four women in the United States will experience intimate partner violence in her lifetime. For immigrant women, cultural and language barriers severely limit their ability to make informed choices – and to access life-saving resources. Since 1996, DVRP has served over 1,100 Asian/Pacific Islanders in Greater Washington, empowering survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to rebuild their lives. Full-time case managers (supported by multilingual advocates) provide safety planning, information, and referrals to shelter, legal, and social services, all facilitated in the survivor’s preferred language. The Training and Technical Assistance program works closely with mainstream service providers (law enforcement, shelters, healthcare workers, and more) to help them better serve survivors from different backgrounds. Outreach activities in Asian/Pacific Islander communities raise awareness of abuse – and unite people against it. DVRP is run for and by survivors. Won’t you stand with them?

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; DC-Ward 1; DC-Ward 2; DC-Ward 3; DC-Ward 4; DC-Ward 5; DC-Ward 6; DC-Ward 7; DC-Ward 8; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Prince William County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church; Northwest DC; Southwest DC; Northeast DC; Southeast DC; Alexandria, VA; Arlington, VA; Louden County, VA; Falls Church, VA; Annandale, VA; Silverspring, MD; Wheaton, MD; Montgomery, MD; Bowie, MD

Age Groups Served: Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Ethnic Groups Served: Asian American

Population(s) Served: Women/Girls

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Budget (FY2016)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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