Ally Organizations Doing Critical Work for Survivors.

State & National Allies

Links to websites for state & national allies are included on this page. These allies provide resources on intimate partner violence in general. They also give legal information for survivors and explain where to find legal aid. Some of the allies also provide culturally-specific services. To add your agency or organization’s information to this page, please email us at info@mnadv.org.

Allies Providing Resources for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource Center

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  • This health resource begins by acknowledging that the model needs to change from “What’s Wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” The site is focused on the health care community. However, advocates and allied professionals can apply the information in their work with survivors of domestic violence.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Shared Hope International

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  • This organization provides resources and training on working with victims of sex trafficking, specifically with children. Sex trafficking and domestic violence often overlap. Shared Hope International provides training, outreach, and resources to help survivors.

Allies Providing Legal Resources or Services

Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody (RCDVCPC)

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  • The Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody (RCDVCPC) provides training and technical assistance. RCDVCPC focuses on “improving outcomes in child protection and custody cases that involve domestic violence.” For survivors who are representing themselves in court, information can be found here.

Allies Providing Culturally-Specific Services (including Legal Services)

ASHA for Women (formerly Asian Women’s Self-Help Association)

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  • ASHA for Women provides a hotline, victim advocacy, career counseling, and referrals for community resources to South Asian survivors.

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC)

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  • APALRC provides immigration, family, and employment law and referrals for people speaking the following languages: Cantonese/Mandarin, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese. APALRC is located in Washington, DC, but will work with survivors in Maryland.

Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (A/PI DVRP)

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  • AA/PI DVRP provides advocacy, peer support, safety planning, legal and social service resources, community outreach, and a technical assistance program for Asians/Pacific Islanders. A/PI DVRP is located in Washington, DC, but will work with survivors in Maryland.

Boat People SOS

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  • Boat People SOS provides immigration legal assistance, case management, and referrals for Vietnamese speakers. Boat People SOS is located in Falls Church, VA, but will work with survivors in Maryland.

Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR)

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  • CAIR provides legal assistance with asylum proceedings. CAIR is located in Washington, DC, but will work with survivors in Maryland.

Esperanza Center (part of Catholic Charities)

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  • Esperanza Center provides immigrants with healthcare, social services, referrals, language classes, and immigration legal services. The main center is located in Baltimore City.

JCADA (Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse)

Tahirih Justice Center

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  • Tahirih provides family and immigration law assistance, case management, and referrals.