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Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

Added Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by Action Alliance

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) is an organization focused on the unique circumstances and life experiences of African Americans as they seek resources and remedies related to the victimization and perpetration of domestic violence in their community. IDVAAC recognizes the impact and high correlation of intimate partner violence to child abuse, elder maltreatment, and community violence.

Latino Health Resource Guide

Added Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Action Alliance

Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, but remain largely underserved from a health care standpoint. Some of the socioeconomic factors that contribute to Hispanics not receiving the health care they need include:

  • Language barriers
  • Lack of employer health insurance
  • Acculturation
  • Lack of transportation
  • Food/medical/dental deserts

In an effort to help, MedicareAdvantage.com compiled a guide full of state and national resources for many of the biggest health care risks faced by the Latino community. Consult the list of nationwide resources found on their site or click on your state to see a list of health care resources near you. Resources are available in both English and Spanish by clicking on the "En Español" button at the top of the page.

For use at home and when meeting with a health care provider, download the Important Health Care and Insurance Terms glossary (also found on the site), which includes important English and Spanish terms that you may need to know when seeking medical help or insurance information.

VISIT THE WEB PAGE HERE.

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

Added Tuesday, June 09, 2015 by Action Alliance

The National Clearinghouse works with battered women who have been arrested and are facing trial, as well as those who are serving prison sentences. Most frequently, these cases involve women who have defended themselves against life-threatening violence at the hands of their abuser, and have been charged with assault or homicide. They will also assist in cases where women have been coerced into crime by their abuser, are charged with "failing to protect" their children from their abuser's violence, or are charged with “parental kidnapping” after fleeing to protect themselves or their children from their abuser. National Clearinghouse staff provide customized technical assistance to battered women charged with crimes and to members of their defense teams (defense attorneys, advocates, expert witnesses and others).

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life

Added Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by Action Alliance

Through advocacy and education, the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) works everyday to improve victim safety, increase abuser accountability, expand coordinated community response, and ultimately, put an end to abuse in later life.

National Immigrant Family Violence Institute

Added Wednesday, December 02, 2015 by Action Alliance

The National Immigrant Family Violence Institute is dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in immigrant communities. They provide individualized technical assistance and training, as well as specialized resource materials on the unique issues faced by immigrant communities in combating domestic violence.