Serving the Underserved

All too often, the struggles experienced by victim-survivors fall through the cracks due to systematic oppression, racism, cultural barriers, and overall lack of resources.

We are dedicated to addressing this gap experienced by victim-survivors of power-based violence in underserved communities.

In November 2023, the Nevada Coalition to END Domestic and Sexual Violence held listening sessions with members of three underserved communities to better understand the barriers they face.

The following listening sessions were held:

  • Southern Asian and AAPI Survivors – 11/7 from 6-7PM PST
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Survivors – 11/9 from 6-7PM PST
  • Black Survivors – 11/28 from 6-7PM PST

The feedback from these sessions is currently being used to develop training for direct service providers on how to better serve these communities. These trainings will be released in 2024.

This project was supported by sub-grant 2023-VAWA-28 awarded by the Nevada Office of the Attorney General through Grant Number 15JOVW-21-GG-00539-STOP awarded by the OVW, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this workshop are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Nevada OAG Office or the Department of Justice.