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1 in 5
survivors accessing our services are immigrants
Who do we serve?
Raphael House proudly serves anyone impacted by domestic violence regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, immigration status, primary language, or sexuality.
Multigenerational families with kids (and adults) of all ages are supported, and we welcome companion animals!
tactics of abuse
Immigration status can be used as a way to exert power and control by an abusive partner, and survivors may face additional barriers to escaping abuse including fear of police and authorities, lack of knowledge about legal protections, language barriers, cultural pressures, isolation, and lack of financial resources.
Abusive partners may use the following tactics:
Both Futures Without Violence and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence have additional information available, and the Power and Control Wheel is available for immigrant survivors in both English and Spanish.
We work closely with community partners to provide culturally-specific services and co-advocacy for survivors in our programs.