Seattle/King County Resources
“Peace in the Home” Helpline: 1-888-847-7205
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. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Multilingual Access Project below.
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.
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
The following websites provide resources and information in other languages aimed at prevention of domestic violence, or for working with victims.
HealthReach--Health Information in many Languages (formerly Refugee Health Information Network–RHIN)Peaceful Families Project
Education and Advocacy
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
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