We work every day towards our mission to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violence.The mission of the District Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc.Eventually I had suicidal thoughts that escalated into action. I think that in large part, that's because as the survivor, I wasn't ready to talk.
Kilawan, the co-founder of Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus, is a leader in the Indo-Caribbean community, but for years had never been able to articulate the abuse she suffered at the hands of a former boyfriend.
She said her own family was unaware of the extent to which she suffered the abuse, which she said was complicated by their tacit disapproval of teenage dating.
It also offers a section devoted to teen poetry and thoughts.
The site encourages teenagers to take action to end abuse; one section provides information on how teens can become a "Volun TEEN" and work to end abuse in their communities.
RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project The Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project at 800-832-1901 supports victims and survivors through education, advocacy and direct services.Fundamental to our mission is equality for all people “As my father had, I always thought my husband would provide for me financially.No one ever told me that one day I would have to beg for money to feed myself.” Jaya K.She says combating domestic violence often means deconstructing values that many immigrant families have internalized and passed down to their children."Getting out of a domestic violence situation often means breaking with family values that have been inculcated within us through our loved ones and our community," she said.Service providers require a culturally sound model for dealing with South Asian victims.