Community-Based Services

Boston (CBS Boston)

Advocacy in Vietnamese, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Toisanese, Japanese, Nepali, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tagalog, Urdu, Khmer, and English
Providing links between domestic violence survivors and critical resources, our advocates—all of whom are Asian Americans who are fluent in English and Asian languages—are cultural brokers for clients. They serve as interpreters and translators, and help clients navigate unfamiliar customs and systems. Each client works with an advocate who helps with accessing services, enabling clients to have a permanent home, education, healthcare, employment, public benefits, a secure immigration status, and safety. When clients are living in a violent situation, advocates ensure that they have a safety plan; have someone to contact when they need help; and have the ability to call 911 and confidently access resources on their own.

Each client works with an advocate who helps with accessing services such as:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Safety planning
  • Legal/immigration advocacy
  • Medical/healthcare advocacy
  • Housing advocacy
  • Life Skills/ESOL
  • Referrals
  • ALL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE

Our advocacy philosophy is to educate clients about their rights and available resources and to empower them to use this information to make positive decisions for themselves and their children. Our services are based on a holistic approach, which addresses the large range of clients’ needs. Because we provide culturally and linguistically appropriate care, we build trust with clients and create an atmosphere of safety, respect, and understanding. This environment helps our clients heal from abuse and rebuild their lives.

To contact our bilingual advocates in Boston please call: 617-338-2352 or call our 24-hour multilingual HELPLINE: 617-338-2355

 

Lowell (CBS Lowell)

Advocacy in Khmer and English
In 1997, as a response to the critical need for multilingual and culturally relevant services for Asian families and individuals affected by domestic violence in the Greater Lowell area, ATASK launched the Lowell Asian Initiative Against Domestic Violence (previously Lowell Asian Project Against Domestic Violence).

Lowell is home to the second largest Cambodian community in the United States. Similar to ATASK’s Boston programs, the Lowell Asian Initiative Against Domestic Violence offers advocacy, outreach, trainings, assistance and referrals to the Greater Lowell area, with a specific focus on providing culturally appropriate services to meet the highly sensitive needs of Cambodian survivors and families.

Each client works with an advocate who helps with accessing services such as:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Safety planning
  • Legal/immigration advocacy
  • Medical/healthcare advocacy
  • Housing advocacy
  • Life Skills/ESOL
  • Referrals
  • ALL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE

Our advocacy philosophy is to educate clients about their rights and available resources and to empower them to use this information to make positive decisions for themselves and their children. Our services are based on a holistic approach, which addresses the large range of clients’ needs. Because we provide culturally and linguistically appropriate care, we build trust with clients and create an atmosphere of safety, respect, and understanding. This environment helps our clients heal from abuse and rebuild their lives.

To contact our Cambodian advocates please call: 978-454-3651, extension 250 or 251
Or call our 24-hour multilingual HELPLINE: 617-338-2355

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