Thank you to all those who supported the Silk Road Gala on October 27, 2018Together we raised over $240,000!

We were thrilled to have so many long-standing supporters and new friends come together to further our mission of preventing domestic violence in Pan-Asian families and communities.  ATASK's ability to deliver critical services to survivors relies on our many community partnerships, both on the organizational and individual levels. We are grateful to the many Community Heroes that support our work!

For those who were unable to join us, hear the voices of survivors to see the impact ATASK has on the lives of those most vulnerable.   Donate now to help us continue our critical work in the community.

 

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

In these challenging times, ATASK needs your help more than ever. Despite losing some vital federal funding, we are still determined to deliver the same level of services to our clients, who inspire us with their desire to overcome domestic violence.

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 walking into a provider's office 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.

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.

I didn't know how to call 911

These are difficult times for immigrants, and even more so, for those who live in fear in their very own homes.  These are also difficult times for the non-profit agencies that work with vulnerable populations.

ATASK is seeing an increased demand for services, and without your help, we will need to turn families away. ATASK needs to raise an additional $50,000 to ensure that we have the staff essential to respond to the needs of victims.

Please make a donation today! Your gift will provide immediate resources to people like Lin.
   

Survivors Create a Song About Hope

Recently, shelter clients met with local musician Julia Mark to create their very own song. They wanted the world to know that life was getting better, and that they had hope for the future. They wanted the song to be uplifting and joyful. The result was a song entitled "All We Need" with a powerful message about love and hope. Click here to watch the video.

"All We Need" Lyrics
They're some things I've been dreaming of
I don't need a lot of stuff
And I've got a lot of life to live
I just need a lot of love
I've got a lot of love to give
So I'm gonna keep on looking up

Refrain:
Gonna put my worries on an outbound train
I've got this hope that I cannot contain
Your love is my umbrella when it starts to rain
When the storm has passed, only simple things remain
That's all I need today
All we need
Oh it's all we need
I've been dreaming of a place of my own
All those bad, bad days go on and leave me alone
And when the darkness starts to creep
And there's no respite in my sleep
I'm gonna keep on searching for the sun
Music + Lyrics by Julia Mark
www.juliamarkmusic.com
   

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