About DVRP

Since 1996, the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) has provided services to survivors of domestic violence in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.  Our mission is to address and prevent domestic violence in Asian/Pacific Islander (A/PI) communities. DVRP is a non-hierarchical organization which is built upon mutual respect, shared responsibility, trust and equality, and […]

Annual Report 2012

2012 was truly a year of survival. DVRP continued its tradition of dedicated service to Asian/Pacific Islander (A/PI) survivors of domestic violence in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, serving 159 survivors, despite funding cuts. This was a record high in DVRP’s 17 year history and over a 100% increase from 2011. Please refer to our […]

Restoring Hope: Providing a Critical Lifeline for Domestic Violence Survivors

Every October, the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) joins our community in recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to honor the courage of survivors and celebrate the incredible strides that we, together, have made toward ending domestic violence.This year, Domestic Violence Awareness Month brings a sobering and unprecedented challenge: as a result […]

Ending Domestic Violence…One Community At a Time

For the past 16 years, DVRP has been working in local Asian/Pacific Islander (A/PI) communities to raise awareness of the problems of domestic violence and to empower the survivors whose very choices, over time, have been silenced by their abusers.  We have worked to ensure that we never forget the courage of these strong individuals […]

Breakthrough Media Training

DVRP has once again joined forces with Breakthrough to hold another Media Training session. This is a great opportunity for those who would like to get more involved in raising Domestic Violence awareness and find out more about Human Rights Messaging through the use of video and social media.  The training will be held on […]

New DVRP Outreach Brochures

DVRP has created new brochures with questions and answers about domestic violence, outlining how to get help if you are experiencing abuse. The brochure has been translated into 13 different languages and are all available in PDF format below. English Arabic Bengali Chinese Farsi Hindi Indonesian Japanese Korean Tagalog Thai Urdu Vietnamese

Our Structure

DVRP is a non-hierarchical organization, comprised of women and men who are committed to ending domestic violence in the A/PI community in the DC area. (more…)

Our History

In 1995, a diverse group of A/PI women came together to discuss the issue of domestic violence in the A/PI community and the resources available to assist survivors. These women, the Founders of DVRP, surveyed area service providers in order to determine whether A/PI survivors of domestic violence were accessing services and what local agencies […]

Support a Survivor

Contributions from generous individual donors such as yourself enables DVRP to do its important work. Be part of the change and support a survivor today by making a donation. Or, please send contributions to: A/PI DVRP P.O. Box 14268 Washington, D.C. 20044    

Offer Your Pro-Bono Services

You can volunteer with DVRP by offering professional skills in the form of pro-bono services. We welcome professional volunteers with skills in Legal services, Counseling, Evaluation, and others. Please contact us at if you would like to offer your services.