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To accomplish this objective, we:
  • Train A/PI community leaders to recognize signs of domestic violence and provide appropriate tools to respond effectively to the needs of survivors in their community
  • Provide cultural humility trainings to domestic violence program staff to build skills in cultural humility
  • Offer technical assistance and consultation on working with immigrant survivors or A/PI survivors
  • Provide confidential assistance and referral services to survivors
DVRP was founded to ensure that abused Asian/Pacific Islander (A/PI) survivors reaching out for assistance would have access to culturally and linguistically appropriate services.


DVRP provides free and confidential services, in over 20 Asian/Pacific Islander languages.  We aim to improve the safety of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, regardless of income level, immigration status or English fluency.

  • Confidential Helpline (202) 833-2233: Speak with an advocate (Monday – Thursday, 9:00am-6:30pm and Friday 9:00am-6:00pm) to get information, local resources and ask questions.

    • ​Our trained staff and advocates speak over 20 Asian languages including: Japanese, Hindi, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Thai, Tagalog, etc. 

    • Callers can receive crisis intervention, safety planning, emotional peer support, and referrals for legal services and/or temporary, safe housing. 

  • Case Management: DVRP can helps survivors access resources and help with shelter, emergency transportation, interpretation/translation, apply for public benefits, accompaniment to court, survivor advocacy and support, crisis intervention, financial or medical assistance, and referrals for legal services (protection orders, family law (divorce/child custody) or immigration). Both short-term and long-term case management services are available, free of charge.

  • Language Capacity: DVRP can provide help in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Cambodian, Cantonese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Mongolian, Pampango, Punjabi, Shanghainese, Sinhala, Tagalog, Ilokano, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese


Community Education Workshops: Topics include Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Consent & Boundaries, Healthy Relationships, Nurturing Safe Spaces and more. In these spaces, we engage with community members who are interested in learning more about gender-based violence as well as interpersonal violence using a Queer Black Feminist, abolitionist critical analysis. Community members will also be engaged in conversations about how to recognize signs of violence and harms, and how to provide support for people in needs using a trauma-informed and person-centered approach.
Capacity Development Workshops: Past workshops include: Cultural Humility, Cultivating Safe Spaces, Trauma-Informed & Survivor-Centered Advocacy, Art as Tools for Transformation and Healing. Using the same liberation framework, these spaces are designed for service providers, agencies, community leaders and responders, non-profit organizations working with survivors and people of diverse identities.
DVRP Toolkits Trainings: DVRP has a number of materials developed in-house with the consultant of many other amazing BIPOC grassroots organizers. Our toolkits include: "Keeping Us Safe: Safety Planning Toolkit," and "Language Matters: A Language Guide for Centering Survivors and Supporting Healing." These trainings are for anyone who is interested in engaging in deeper conversations around safety planning and cultivating survivor-centered values and practices using materials and resources shared in our toolkits.
Healing Spaces: DVRP works with A/PI consultants in our communities to hold healing spaces with survivors and the larger community through mindfulness, art & bodywork.

DVRP tailors and curates materials to fit the needs of communities and agencies who request trainings from us.


Recognizing Advocates in Our Community
Every year, DVRP honors individuals in our community who have used their voices to raise awareness, empower survivors, and work towards collectively ending domestic violence in Asian/Pacific Islander communities.

Allies for Justice recipients come from a diversity of backgrounds and fields of work. In the past, recipients have provided legal support to survivors, facilitated workshops that use art as a means of trauma therapy, and provided language services to the community to combat linguistic inequity. All Allies share a profound commitment to intersectional social justice, raising Asian/Pacific Islander voices, and supporting survivors. Our Executive Director honors these individuals at our annual Eat, Drink, and Be Giving Gala each fall.
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