Working with Underserved Populations

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Considerations when working with Elderly Survivors
Considerations when working with People with Disabilities
Resources for Providing Trauma-Informed Services
Considerations when working with Communities of Color
  • Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It serves a national network of advocates, community-based organizations, national and state programs, legal, health, and mental health professionals, researchers, policy advocates and activists from social justice organizations working to eliminate violence against women. It analyzes and addresses critical issues; provides consultation, technical assistance and training; conducts research; and engages in policy advocacy.
  • Women of Color Network, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) is a national grassroots initiative dedicated to building the capacity of women of color advocates and activists responding to violence against women in communities of color. Through training, technical assistance, and advocacy, WOCN helps foster women of color in the advancement of their anti-violence work and leadership.
  • Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community is an organization focused on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment, and community violence. IDVAAC’s mission is to enhance society’s understanding of and ability to end violence in the African-American community. 
  • Casa de Esperanza provides effective responses to domestic violence shaped by the lived realities of Latinas and facilitates support systems “where they live.”
  • The National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA) is an advocacy organization of Women of Color dedicated to working with our communities to create a just society in which all Women of Color are able to live healthy lives free of violence. Our purpose is to give voice and develop action strategies that incorporate and address the experiences and realities of Women of Color and Communities of Color.
Resources for Working with Tribal Populations
Considerations when working with Immigrant Survivors
Considerations working with LGBTQI Populations