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.Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violencehttp://www.apiidv.org/
Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (API Institute) 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. Break the Cyclehttp://www.break-the-cycle.org/
Break the Cycle is the leading, national nonprofit organization working exclusively on teen dating violence. Break the Cycle believes every young person, regardless of ethnicity, gender or sexual identity, has the right to a safe and healthy relationship. In addition to creating innovative violence prevention education programs and public campaigns, Break the Cycle works on laws and policies to help ensure that all young people have access to the tools they need to prevent, diagnose and escape unhealthy relationships. Center for the Pacific Asian Familyhttp://www.nurturingchange.org/
Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) is a nonprofit agency specializing in assisting Asian and Pacific Islanders who are surviving sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Their mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and the consequences of family violence and violence against women. CPAF offers a 24-hour hotline in over 30 API languages/dialects, as well as shelters in the Los Angeles area and programs focusing on both prevention and community education. DeafHopehttp://www.deaf-hope.org/
DeafHope's mission is to end domestic and sexual violence against Deaf women and children through empowerment, education and services. DeafHope is committed to providing the services that Deaf survivors and their children need to be safe. They offer a range of advocacy services for Deaf survivors of domestic and sexual violence, including: a hotline, advocacy, groups, youth programs, and training. FaithTrust Institute
(formerly Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence) http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/
FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence. Founded in 1977 by the Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune, FaithTrust Institute offers a wide range of services and resources, including training, consulting and educational materials. They provide communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse. They work with many communities, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Buddhist, Jewish, Latino/a, Muslim, Black, Anglo, Indigenous, Protestant and Roman Catholic.Futures Without Violence
(formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund) http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/
Futures Without Violence works to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world. From domestic and dating violence, to child abuse and sexual assault, Futures Without Violence works to end some of the most pressing global issues of our time. They advance the health, stability, education, and security of women and girls, men and boys worldwide. Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, they train professionals such as doctors, nurses, athletic coaches, and judges on improving responses to violence and abuse. As well, they work with advocates, policy makers and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships - the relationships that all individuals, families, and communities need and deserve.
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Projecthttp://gmdvp.org/
The Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded by a gay male survivor of domestic violence and developed through the strength, contributions and participation of the community. Their mission is to assist and support victims and survivors of domestic violence, focusing on the GLBTQ community, to bring about responsive public policy, and to increase access to culturally competent services.HotPeachPageshttp://www.hotpeachpages.net/index.html
HotPeachPages is a global inventory of hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers, domestic violence agencies, and women's organizations, searchable by country. They also offer an index of domestic violence resources in 100 languages. Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Communityhttp://www.dvinstitute.org/
The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) is an organization focused on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence - including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment, and community violence. IDVAAC's mission is to enhance society's understanding of and ability to end violence in the African-American community. Within this context, IDVAAC works with African-American communities, including families, individuals, and organizations serving the target population; legal and criminal justice systems; family and community violence practitioners; researchers; and policymakers around efforts to build the knowledge base regarding African Americans and domestic violence and to develop strategies to meet the service needs of this population.Islamic Society of North America's Domestic Violence Forumhttp://www.isna.net/Services/pages/Domestic-Violence-Forum.aspx
The Islamic Society of North America's (ISNA) Domestic Violence Forum was established to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence in Muslim communities and provide opportunities for collaboration, exchanges of information and the promotion of continued research in the field of domestic violence's impact on Muslim families. Jewish Women Internationalhttp://jwi.org
Jewish Women International (JWI) is the leading Jewish organization empowering women and girls - through economic literacy; community training; healthy relationship education; and the proliferation of women's leadership. Their innovative programs, advocacy and philanthropic initiatives protect the fundamental rights of all girls and women to live in safe homes, thrive in healthy relationships, and realize the full potential of their personal strength. JWI confronts the issue of violence against women and girls from many sides, from prevention programming for teens and young adults to education and training for thousands of professionals and advocates.L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's STOP Domestic Violence Serviceshttp://laglc.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=YH_DV_Family_Violence_Partner_Abuse
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's STOP Domestic Violence services are provided by LGBT-domestic violence specialists, including certified domestic violence counselors and mental health professionals who have been trained in LGBT-domestic violence issues. They offer: survivor's groups; court-approved batterers' intervention program; mental health services; partner abuse prevention groups and workshops; referrals to LGBT-sensitive shelters; LGBT-specific and LGBT-sensitive legal services; advocacy; and LGBT domestic violence training, education and consultation.Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project http://www.msh-ta.org/
Mending the Sacred Hoop works from a social change perspective to end violence against Native women and children while restoring the safety, sovereignty, and sacredness of Native women. They are committed to strengthening the voice and vision of Native peoples through grassroots efforts to restore the leadership of Native women. They offer training and technical assistance nationally, as well as provide local services in Minnesota.National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) www.ncea.aoa.gov/
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. The NCEA disseminates elder abuse information to professionals and the public, and provides technical assistance and training to states and to community-based organizations. The NCEA makes news and resources available on-line and an easy-to-use format; collaborates on research; provides training; identifies and provides information about promising practices and interventions; operates a listserve forum for professionals; and provides subject matter expertise on program and policy development. National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) http://www.ncadv.org/
The work of National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives - such as safe home and shelter programs - for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; focus on the leadership of NCADV's caucuses developed to represent the concerns of organizationally under represented groups; and efforts to eradicate social conditions that perpetuate or condone domestic violence such as sexism, ageism, heterosexism, and able-bodyism and easy access to guns. NCADV serves as the membership organization, the coalition builder and the technical advisor for agencies and programs nationwide that provide domestic violence services. NCADV represents these grassroots organizations with a unified, loud voice.National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza)http://www.dvalianza.org/
National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza) was established as one of three domestic violence "Cultural Institutes" to address the particular needs and concerns of communities of color experiencing family violence. Alianza specifically addresses the needs of Latino/a families and communities, although its work helps to inform the domestic violence field in general. Alianza's work has been in four main areas: community education, policy advocacy, research, and training and technical assistance. It has grown into a national network of Latina and Latino advocates, practitioners, researchers, activists, and survivors of domestic violence.The Network/La Red http://tnlr.org
The Network/La Red is a bilingual (English/Spanish), survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, their work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression. They strengthen communities through organizing, education, and the provision of support services.Peace Over Violencehttp://peaceoverviolence.org
Peace Over Violence is a non-profit, feminist, multicultural, volunteer organization dedicated to a building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. To achieve this mission Peace Over Violence manages five departments delivering the services of Emergency, Intervention, Prevention, Education and Advocacy.South Asian Network's AWAZ Voices Against Violencehttp://southasiannetwork.org/units-programs/awaz-voices-against-violence/
Located in Southern California, South Asian Network (SAN) was founded in 1990 to provide an open forum for people of South Asian origin to gather and discuss social, economic, and political issues affecting the community, with the goal of raising awareness, engagement and advocacy among community members leading to an empowered and active community. SAN's AWAZ Voices Against Violence program is committed to the empowerment of survivors of violence. They address issues of violence - including domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, child sexual abuse, human trafficking, and elder abuse - within the community through outreach, education, case management, and advocacy.Women's Justice Center/Centro de Justicia Para Mujereshttp://www.justicewomen.com/index.html
Women's Justice Center works to end violence against women and children, especially in the Latina and other underserved communities. We do this through advocacy, activism, and education. All our services, workshops, and publications are free of charge to the community.