HOPE h o p e
Our mission is to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities and to provide hope to survivors.

ATASK is Hope 

At ATASK, we often talk about HOPE as an acronym for the services we provide: Housing, Outreach & Education, Programs, and Empowerment. But for survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence, hope is the longing for an outcome that improves their lives, the anticipation of something greatly desired. It is hope that makes present difficulties easier to bear.

Since 1992, our mission has been to prevent domestic violence in Asian communities, provide support and offer hope to survivors. Most of our clients are immigrants and refugees from East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia and face unique cultural challenges when confronting domestic violence in the home. Many have limited English skills, which makes accessing services through traditional avenues quite difficult. We employ a multilingual staff made up of immigrants, refugees, and survivors, who have a deep understanding of our clients' linguistic and cultural barriers. Through our staff and services designed specifically for Asian immigrant communities, ATASK provides hope to survivors.



What Would You Do if You Couldn't Call 911?  

Asking for help is not always easy. Many of us take for granted that we can pick up the phone and call 911 in the event of an emergency. We also have the privilege of calling a provider and asking for help, whether it be for medical, legal, housing, or employment matters. This, however, is not always the case for many of our clients. Due to language barriers, most of our clients do not have the English skills needed to navigate the systems here in the U.S.

I didn't know how to call 911

Lin is a Chinese immigrant who was afraid to call 911 because she couldn't speak English.  ATASK was able to get her the help she needed. Lin came to our emergency shelter, got legal help, enrolled her child in daycare so she could take English classes, and then later entered a job training program. With the support of ATASK, Lin is now employed, and is proud to be raising her son in a safe and happy environment.

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