Asian Shelter and Advocacy Program
The Asian Shelter and Advocacy Program (ASAP) is the first program of its kind in Massachusetts and only one of few across the United States. ASAP services include New England’s only multilingual emergency shelter, advocacy services, outreach, and education programs for battered Asian adults and their children. Asian immigrant communities face many challenges in adjusting to life in a new country. These difficulties are compounded when an immigrant or refugee is a survivor of domestic violence in an unfamiliar environment. The Asian Shelter and Advocacy Program is often the only opportunity for Asian adults and children to achieve productive and violence-free lives. ASAP Programs and Services, located at three sites, are designed to complement each other and provide clients with comprehensive care.