- AYUDA, to support Project Help, which educates and empowers domestic violence survivors so they can end abusive situations and transition to safety and independence. AYUDA, which uses coordinated legal and social services to help victims avoid returning to their abuser, provides needed information on available protections and services to immigrant victims of domestic violence.
- Dance Institute of Washington (DIW), to implement a domestic violence prevention and education program for at-risk youth ages 14-18. DIW will engage teens in workshops and seminars to learn about domestic violence prevention and help them recognize and respond to domestic and dating violence, access available resources and build strategies for addressing abusive situations at home, among peers and in the community.
- District Alliance for Safe Housing Inc., for its Holistic Healing Program, which provides counseling and support services to help survivors recover from abuse and establish safe, stable homes for themselves and their families. Survivors participate in workshops and support groups on trauma recovery, addiction and parenting support, and they receive mental health services, including one-on-one therapy offered weekly or as needed.
- Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care, to support its domestic violence prevention work and provide education, abuse screening, case management, individual and group counseling, referral to health services and support services to domestic violence victims in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. The program, which will serve more than 2,000 residents, will help survivors increase their understanding of healthy relationships, know how to identify when one is in danger, assess the impact of domestic violence on children and their families, and learn how to access resources.
- Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL), for its Women Leadership Institute, which will help young women to assert and protect themselves when confronted with domestic violence, and have the confidence and understanding to help others faced with similar circumstances. This program enables participants to help empower their peers to prevent domestic and dating violence, thereby developing self-esteem, knowledge and a network of peer support. Young women learn to implement strategies to prevent domestic violence in their communities. Each year, SMYAL provides structured after-school programming to more than 350 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
Nonprofits In The District Of Columbia Combat Domestic Violence Against Youth And Adults, With Funding From The Verizon Foundation
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