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Domestic Violence: Multilingual/Cultural Resources

Resources on domestic violence that provide information in other languages, or other resources for victims of domestic violence.

Seattle, WA/King County Resources

Information about resources for victims of domestic violence in the Seattle, WA area.

"Peace in the Home" Helpline

This toll-free helpline connects limited-English speaking domestic violence victims to a community-based agency in the Seattle-King County area that can serve their language and service needs.   Callers can get help in 14 languages: Amharic, Chinese, Japanese, Khmer, Lao, Russian, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrigna, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.  1-888-847-7205   For more information contact: or visit the Multilingual Access Project below.

Multilingual Access Project

The Multilingual Access Project (MAP) seeks to reduce the number of, and tolerance to, domestic violence incidents in multi-ethnic and immigrant communities, and to increase the responsiveness of mainstream communities to battered women and families. MAP accomplishes this effort through cultural and linguistically appropriate outreach, education collaboration and advocacy. This project was initiated by the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Division of the City of Seattle's Human Services Department. This website has links to flyers in each language, and contact information.

Refugee Woman's Alliance

The Refugee Women's Alliance is a nonprofit, multi-ethnic organization that promotes inclusion, independence, personal leadership and strong communities by providing refugee and immigrant women and families with culturally appropriate services.  ReWA's bilingual/bicultural domestic violence advocates work with refugee and immigrant women to help them apply for protection orders, develop safety plans, access safe shelters, understand and navigate the legal system, and advocate for basic needs and services.

Related Websites on Domestic Violence

Some websites that provide information and materials in other languages on domestic violence.

Multilingual Resources

Websites that provide some resources and information in other languages aimed at prevention of domestic violence or working with victims.

Education and Advocacy
This organization focuses 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.