Survivor Services Program

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. 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. If calling after hours, leave a message with your name, language, safe phone number, and safe time to call you back.  Advocates will return calls promptly.
  • Case Management:  DVRP can help you 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
  • Survivor Empowerment Groups: DVRP offers life skills, employment readiness and financial empowerment workshops.  E-mail fiona@dvrp.org for information on the next workshop.

To learn more about domestic violence, watch this 2-minute video.

If this is an emergency, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline  at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or visit http://www.thehotline.org/.

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