• Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Toolkit
  • Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
  • Violence Against Women Resource Library
  • Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence


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Enhancing services for immigrant survivors

Improving cultural understanding and sensitivity to the unique needs of domestic violence survivors is critical in making services accessible to them. This includes offering services with cultural humility, improving community outreach, and ensuring that services are accessible in different languages and in culturally appropriate ways. It is also vital that we recognize and understand culture as an asset and not a barrier. The resources included in this section provide guidance on enhancing access to services and support for immigrant survivors in a culturally competent manner.

"Knowledge about the socio-economic, cultural, and political contexts within which immigrant women experience domestic violence is central to providing culturally competent services" (NRCDV, 2013).

Community Outreach

"It is imperative that domestic violence and sexual assault organizations not only ensure access to their services to all survivors, regardless of immigration status, but that they also proactively reach out to immigrant communities to let them know that the services are available to them and that they are welcomed. Otherwise, programs run the risk of sharpening the tools of abusers who take advantage of the increased fear and uncertainty to further exploit and abuse immigrant victims" (Hidalgo, 2017).

FWV.jpgImmigrant Women and Domestic Violence is a resource page from Futures Without Violence that offers recommendations and helpful resources for working with immigrant populations.