Directory of Domestic Violence Programs Serving Asians, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

There are over 120 programs in the country for API survivors: the majority are community-based-organizations serving API battered women; some are multi-service agencies for an API community, with a domestic violence program; and some are traditional, pan-ethnic agencies with a program for a specific, local Asian community. Activists, organizers, professionals, volunteer or paid staff, all attest to the strength of a deeply-committed grassroots leadership.

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Agencies in the Continental U.S. Listed by State

Alabama

  1. AshaKiran (Huntsville, AL)

Arizona

  1. Arizona South Asians For Safe Families (ASAFSF) (Scottsdale, AZ)

California

  1. Access California Services (Anaheim, CA)
  2. APA Family Support Services (San Francisco, CA)
  3. Arab Cultural and Community Center of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  4. Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (San Francisco, CA)
  5. Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (APALC) (Los Angeles, CA)
  6. Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (San Francisco, CA)
  7. Asian Pacific Women's Center (Los Angeles, CA)
  8. Asian Women's Home | Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) (San Jose, CA)
  9. Asian Women's Shelter (AWS) (San Francisco, CA)
  10. Cameron House (San Francisco, CA)
  11. Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) (Los Angeles, CA)
  12. Chinatown Service Center (Los Angeles, CA)
  13. CORA (Communities Overcoming Relationship Abuse) (San Mateo, CA)
  14. Hmong Women's Heritage Association (Sacramento, CA)
  15. Immigration Center for Women and Children (San Francisco, CA)
  16. International Institute of the Bay Area (San Francisco, CA)
  17. Interval House (Long Beach, CA)
  18. Korean American Family Service Center (Los Angeles office) (Los Angeles, CA)
  19. License to Freedom (El Cajon, CA)
  20. Little Tokyo Service Center, a Community Development Corporation (Los Angeles, CA)
  21. Maitri (San Jose, CA)
  22. My Sister's House (Sacramento, CA)
  23. Narika (Berkeley, CA)
  24. SAHARA (South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency) (Artesia, CA)
  25. Shimtuh | Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB) (Oakland, CA)
  26. South Asian Network (SAN) (Artesia, CA)
  27. Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) (San Diego, CA)
  28. Women's Center of San Joaquin County (Stockton, CA)
  29. YWCA of San Gabriel Valley (Covina, CA)

Colorado

  1. Asian Pacific Development Center (Aurora, CO)

Connecticut

  1. Asian Family Services | Community Renewal Team, Inc. (Hartford, CT)
  2. Sneha, Inc. (West Hartford, CT)

District of Columbia

  1. Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) (Washington, DC)
  2. Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) (Washington, DC)

Florida

  1. Sahara of South Florida (Miami, FL)

Georgia

  1. Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
  2. Raksha, Inc (Atlanta, GA)

Hawai’i

(See Directory of Agencies and Programs in Hawai’i)

Illinois

  1. Apna Ghar, Inc. (Our Home) (Chicago, IL)
  2. Arab American Action Network (Chicago, IL)
  3. Arab American Family Services (AAFS) (Bridgeview, IL)
  4. Asian Human Services (Chicago, IL)
  5. Hamdard Center (Chicago, IL)
  6. Korean American Women In Need (KAN-WIN) (Chicago, IL)

Iowa

  1. Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa (Des Moines, IA)

Maryland

  1. ASHA for Women (Rockville, MD)
  2. Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington (KCSC) (Gaithersburg, MD)

Massachusetts

  1. Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (Boston, MA)
  2. Close to Home - Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (Dorchester, MA)
  3. Saheli, Friendship for South Asian Women (Burlington, MA)

Michigan

  1. Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) (Dearborn, MI)
  2. Michigan Asian Indian (MAI) Family Services (Livonia, MI)
  3. New Visions: Alliance to End Violence in Asian/Asian American Communities (Ann Arbor, MI)

Minnesota

  1. Asian Women United of Minnesota (AWUM) (Minneapolis, MN)
  2. Sewa-AIFW (Asian Indian Family Wellness) (Saint Paul, MN)

New Jersey

  1. Manavi, Inc. (New Brunswick, NJ)

New York

  1. Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) (Brooklyn, NY)
  2. Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) (New York, NY)
  3. Domestic Harmony Foundation (Syosset, NY)
  4. Filipino American Human Services, Inc. (FAHSI) (Jamaica, NY)
  5. International Institute of Buffalo (IIB) (Buffalo, NY)
  6. Korean American Family Service Center (New York office) (Flushing, NY)
  7. Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (Utica, NY)
  8. New York Asian Women's Center (NYAWC) (New York, NY)
  9. SAATHI of Rochester, Inc. (East Rochester, NY)
  10. Sakhi for South Asian Women (New York, NY)
  11. Sanctuary for Families (New York, NY)

North Carolina

  1. Kiran, Inc. (Raleigh, NC)

Ohio

  1. ASHA-Ray of Hope (Columbus, OH)
  2. Asian American Community Services (Upper Arlington, OH)
  3. Asian Community Alliance, Inc. (ACA) (Cincinnati, OH)
  4. Asian Services in Action, Inc. (Cleveland, OH)

Oregon

  1. Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) (Portland, OR)
  2. SAWERA (South Asian Women's Empowerment & Resource Alliance) (Portland, OR)

Pennsylvania

  1. Pennsylvania Immigrant & Refugee Women's Network (PAIRWN) (Enola, PA)
  2. SEWAA (Service and Education for Women Against Abuse) (Havertown, PA)

Rhode Island

  1. SocioEconomic Development Center (SEDC) for Southeast Asians (Providence, RI)

Texas

  1. Asians Against Domestic Abuse (Houston, TX)
  2. Central Texas Muslimaat (Austin, TX)
  3. Chetna (Richardson, TX)
  4. Daya Inc. (Houston, TX)
  5. Mosaic Family Services, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
  6. SAHELI for Asian Families (Austin, TX)

Utah

  1. Refugee Immigrant Center (RIC) | Asian Association of Utah (AAU) (Salt Lake City, UT)
  2. YWCA of Salt Lake City (Salt Lake City, UT)

Virginia

  1. Artemis House (Herndon, VA)
  2. Boat People S.O.S. (Falls Church, VA)
  3. Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington (KCSC) (Virginia office) (Annandale, VA)

Washington

  1. Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center (APIWFSC) (Seattle, WA)
  2. Chaya (Seattle, WA)
  3. Korean Women's Association (KWA) (Tacoma, WA)
  4. Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA) (Seattle, WA)

Wisconsin

  1. Freedom, Inc (Madison, WI)
  2. Women's Community, Inc. (Wausau, WI)

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Agencies and Programs in Hawai’i

Given the population of Hawai’i, all its agencies and programs, by definition serve Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

Hawai’i

  1. Child and Family Service - West Hawai'i (Kealakekua, HI)
  2. Child and Family Service: Spouse Abuse Shelter (Hilo, HI)
  3. Child and Family Service: Turning Point for Families (Hilo, HI)
  4. Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i (LASH) (Hilo, HI)
  5. Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i (LASH) (Kailua-Kona, HI)
  6. YWCA - Sexual Assault Support Services (Hilo, HI)
  7. YWCA - Sexual Assault Support Services (Kailua-Kona, HI)

Kaua’i

  1. Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i (LASH) (Lihue, HI)
  2. YWCA of Kaua'i (Lihue, HI)

Lana’i

  1. Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i (LASH) (Lanai City, HI)

Maui

  1. Child and Family Service: Sexual Assault Support Services Program (Kahului, HI)
  2. Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i (LASH) (Wailuku, HI)
  3. Parents and Children Together (PACT) (Wailuku, HI)
  4. Women Helping Women (Wailuku, HI)

Molokai

  1. Hale Ho'omalu (Kaunakakai, HI)
  2. Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i (LASH) (Kaunakakai, HI)

Oahu

  1. Child and Family Service: Developing Options to Violence (Honolulu, HI)
  2. Child and Family Service: Domestic Abuse Shelter (Ewa Beach, HI)
  3. Domestic Violence Action Center (Honolulu, HI)
  4. Hawai'i Counseling and Education Center (Kailua, HI)
  5. Ho'ola Pono Domestic Violence Program | Catholic Charities of Hawai'i (Honolulu, HI)
  6. Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i (LASH) (Oahu-Windward) (Kane 'ohe, HI)
  7. Parents and Children Together (PACT) (Oahu) (Honolulu, HI)
  8. Victim Witness Kokua Services, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney |City and County of Honolulu (Honolulu, HI)

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Agencies and Coalitions in the Pacific Islands and Jurisdictions

American Samoa

  1. American Samoa Alliance against Domestic and Sexual Violence (ASAaDSV) | Alliance for Strengthening Families Program (Pago Pago, American Samoa)

Guam

  1. Alee Shelter I (for women) (Agana, Guam)
  2. Alee Shelter II (for children) (Agana, Guam)
  3. Client Services and Family Counseling Division | Judiciary of Guam (Hagåtña, Guam)
  4. Erica's House - Family Visitation Center (Barrigada, Guam)
  5. Guam Legal Services Corporation (Hagåtña, Guam)
  6. Public Defender Service Corporation | Government of Guam (Hagatna, Guam)
  7. Victim Advocates Reaching Out (VARO) (Hagåtña, Guam)

Northern Marianas (MP)

  1. Guma Esperanza - Karidat Social Services (Saipan, MP)

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