Domestic Violence

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Click the “ESCAPE” button above to go immediately to another web page. If you are in an abusive relationship, browsing our website from your home computer can be dangerous because your abuser(s) may monitor your internet activity. For your safety, we recommend that you visit our website from a safe, preferably public, computer.

Healthy Beginnings

ASIA’s Domestic Violence (DV) program provides culturally and linguistically appropriate services to meet the needs of immigrant families. Our services are confidential and free. Available services include:

  • Helpline:216-369-7616
  • Victim Advocacy (legal/personal/medical)
  • Case Management Services
  • Language Assistance
  • Benefit Assessments
  • Financial Planning
  • Emergency Shelter Referral

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Domestic Violence is a CRIME. It is a pattern of verbal, physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, and financial abuse, threats, intimidation, isolation, or coercion used by one person to exert power and control over another person in a dating, family, or household relationship.

When you are in danger:

  • Consider your SAFETY first!
  • Call 911 for help in any emergency.
  • Preserve any evidence. Take photos of any physical injuries, obtain copies of medical and police reports, and get statements from witnesses.
  • Set aside an overnight bag in a safe place. Include important documents (passport, immigration papers, children’s birth certificate, etc) cash and keys.
  • Seek medical attention for injuries.

Contact us:

Call or text our Helpline: 216-369-7616 (safe and confidential)

Call Kitty: 216-881-0330 ext. 8812

Talk to any staff member at ASIA Cleveland or ASIA Akron offices.

Email: kitty@asiaohio.org

Did you know?

If you feel your partner has violated you or your children’s safety you may be able to apply for a Civil Protection Order which is a paper signed by a judge ordering the abuser to stop the abuse or face legal consequences.

Domestic violence is illegal in the United States. All people, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin or immigration status are protected from abuse under the law.

If you are an immigrant victim of crime and your partner has refused to apply for citizenship on your behalf, you may be able to self-petition through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for legal status to gain citizenship in the United States without the assistance of your abuser.

Our services are available to all victims of domestic violence. If you are not sure if you are a victim of domestic violence, call or text our Helpline at 216-369-7616.

For more information about Domestic Violence services please contact Kitty Leung at 216-881-0330 ext. 8812 or kitty@asiaohio.org.

ASIA’s Sexual Assault project was supported by 2015-KS-AX-0006 awarded by the Office Against Women, U.S Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
Click the “ESCAPE” button above to go immediately to another web page. If you are in an abusive relationship, browsing our website from your home computer can be dangerous because your abuser(s) may monitor your internet activity. For your safety, we recommend that you visit our website from a safe, preferably public, computer.

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