The Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) honors the courage of survivors and celebrates the incredible strides that we, together, have made toward ending domestic violence.
DVRP faces an unprecedented challenge with severe cuts to our programs - and may be forced to close our doors on the survivors and children who rely on our services. DVRP recently lost our largest source of funding--although thanks to new supplemental funding from one of our local donor agencies, we are more than halfway to achieving the $80,000 needed to offset this loss of funding. To ensure that DVRP is able to continue serving as the lifeline for the A/PI community we still must raise a minimum of $40,000.
For nearly two decades, DVRP’s trained bilingual and bicultural advocates have worked with hundreds of survivors to help rebuild their lives—sometimes after years and multiple cycles of abuse. As the sole pan-Asian organization dedicated to serving A/PI survivors in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, DVRP is often their only line of support when their safety is threatened. We counsel survivors, provide them with safety planning and peer support, accompany them to court, help them apply for jobs, and refer them to legal and medical services. DVRP also works tirelessly to raise awareness in communities where the issue of domestic violence has long been a source of shame or stigma.
DVRP has a history of making the most of our resources in even the leanest of times, beginning in 1996 as an all-volunteer organization and now serving a client base of over 85 survivors with just two full-time staff and a dedicated team of advocates and volunteers. That’s why your support today is more important than ever: every dollar donated will go directly toward sustaining programs that save and support lives. Together, we can fight for DVRP’s programs and ensure that A/PI survivors still have somewhere to turn.
Donate online through Razoo or send us a check (to ensure 100% of your donation goes to DVRP) payable to DVRP at:
Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project
P.O. Box 14268
Washington, DC 20044