Culturally-Specific Resources

KASAP strives to foster inclusivity and honor the diversity of the survivors we have the privilege of helping. While each survivor is unique and this list is by no means exhaustive, we hope these resource and agency lists will help professionals and survivors alike find information and support.

Survivors with Disabilities 
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Faith Communities 
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     Organizations: 
  • HEART Women & Girls: promotes sexual health and sexual violence awareness in Muslim communities through health education, advocacy, research, and training. http://heartwomenandgirls.org/ 
  • Unitarian Universalist Association; this association has created a great deal of resources specifically on sexual health and creating safe congregations. https://www.uua.org/safe 
 
 
LGBTQ+ Survivors 
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Military:  
 
SAPR= Sexual Assault Prevention and Response 
SHARP= Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention 
Incarcerated Survivors 
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Children and Teens/Young Adults 
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This is a blog post with a list of books targeted specifically to tween 
and teen girls about healthy relationships, what they look like and what 
kind of obstacles one has to overcome when they are in love. Most of 
the books listed are young adult novels in which the protagonist must 
come to an understanding that love is not easy. 
This video explains briefly what consent looks like. This is a video made 
by teens for teens.
 
     Organizations: 
Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and 
youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion 
programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health 
information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health 
services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual 
health equity for all youth.
Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to 
young people who have questions or concerns about their dating 
relationships. They also provide information and support to concerned 
friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and 
members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and 
texting services are available 24/7/365.
Scarleteen is an independent, grassroots sexuality and relationships 
education and support organization and website. They offer online 
content on the subjects of sexuality, gender, relationship advice, health, 
and other topics, interactive services, referrals, outreach, and mentoring and leadership activities for volunteers and participants.
 
Talk with Your Kids’ mission is to promote quality sexual and 
reproductive healthcare for all, and this is done through an umbrella of 
services including clinic support initiatives, advanced clinical research, 
provider training, patient education, advocacy, and consumer
awareness.
 
That’s Not Cool is an award-winning national public education initiative 
that partners with young people to help raise awareness and bring 
educational and organizing tools to communities to address dating 
violence, unhealthy relationships, and digital abuse. The 
program’s interactive website, tools, and resources support young people 
as they learn to recognize, avoid, and prevent dating violence in their 
Lives.
The Fourth R is a group of researchers and professionals dedicated to 
promoting healthy adolescent relationships and reducing risk behaviours. 
They develop and evaluate programs, resources and training materials for 
educators and other front-line professionals who work with youth. In 
particular, they work with schools to promote the neglected R (for 
relationships) and help build this Fourth R in school climates. 
The Red Flag Campaign uses a bystander intervention strategy to 
address and prevent sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking on 
college campuses. The campaign encourages friends and other campus 
community members to say something when they see warning signs ("red 
flags") for sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking in a friend’s 
relationship.
 
Men
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The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive 
sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. 
Founded by 1in6, this project compiles photographs and and words 
that “...portray the reality and hope of men who were sexually abused 
or assaulted.” The goal is to stand as a testimony as to what life can 
be after assault.
 
 
Communities of Color 
 
African American Communities
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Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is located in Northern Kentucky and vows to 
resolve the most important problems of low income and other vulnerable people by providing high quality legal assistance through direct representation, advice, and advocacy. They have other locations throughout Kentucky, and that information is located on their website.
The Vera Institute works to tackle injustices such as the causes and 
consequences of mass incarceration, racial disparities, to the unmet needs of the vulnerable and the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence. Their mission is to drive change and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities. 
 
Latinx Communities
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Arte sana means art heals, and this is a national Latina-led nonprofit 
committed to ending sexual violence and other gender-based 
aggressions. 
Casa de Esperanza is a member of a nation wide network that supports 
prevention and intervention efforts across the country. They are also involved 
in research, influencing national public policy, and providing training for 
organizations work with Latinx communities and other other culturally specific 
communities.
 
MESA is located in Indiana and works towards ending sexual assault in 
minority communities, such as migrant workers, Native American communities, LGBTQ communities, and Latinx communities. They work with these communities through leadership building projects and other initiatives which can be found on their website. 
NIWAP advocates for laws, policies, and practices that address the needs of 
immigrant women and children, and immigrant victims of domestic violence, 
sexual violence, and other forms of violence. NIWAP also provides trainings and assistance on a broad range of issues for professionals. 
Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault believes that sexual assault is a 
symptom of a larger problem that reinforces an environment which allows 
violence to exist. Their work includes supporting and advocating for 
organizations by and for communities of color, education on sexual 
assault for women and communities of color, and advocate to inform 
public policy and change systems. 
 
Native/Indigenous Communities 
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The Mission of NIWRC is to support culturally grounded, grassroots 
advocacy and to provide national leadership to ending gender-based 
violence in Indigenous communities through the development of 
educational materials and programs, direct technical assistance, and the 
development of local and national policy that builds the capacity of 
Indigenous communities and strengthens the exercise of tribal 
sovereignty.
Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault believes that sexual assault is a 
symptom of a larger problem that reinforces an environment which allows 
violence to exist. They do this through supporting and advocating for 
organizations by and for communities of color, education on sexual 
assault for women and communities of color, and advocate to inform 
public policy and change systems. 
Strong Hearts is a helpline tailored specifically for Native survivors of 
domestic violence and their concerned family members. When individuals 
call, they are connected to knowledgeable advocates who can provide life 
saving tools and immediate support to enable survivors to find safety and 
live lives free of abuse.
This is a Native owned nonprofit that exists to address violence against 
Natives and works to end it. They provide training to strengthen Tribal and 
Native community responses to crimes, including advocacy and systems 
responses, engage men in the work against violence against women, and 
coordinating community responses that uphold offender accountability. 
 
Asian/Pacific Islander Communities 
     Resources:
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the Pacific Islander Community: http://dvrp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/GBV-in-the-PI-Community.pdf 
How Rape Culture and Racism Combine to Hurt Asian Women: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-rape-culture-and-racism-combine-to-hurt-asian-women_us_592a15ade4b0a7b7b469cb22 
Sexual Assault & the U.S. Asian & Pacific Islander Communities: http://www.sexualassaultsupportcenter.com/asian--pacific-islander.html 
(Un)heard Voices: Domestic Violence in the Asian American Community: https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/userfiles/file/ImmigrantWomen/UnheardVoices.pdf 
     Organizations:
  • API Chaya: https://www.apichaya.org/ 
API Chaya supports Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander survivors 
and families impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as 
human trafficking survivors from all communities.API Chaya engages 
communities to change societal conditions that enable domestic and 
sexual violence, human trafficking and all forms of oppression, especially 
violence against women and the most vulnerable in our society.
  • Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence: www.apiidv.org  
Domestic violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities is an urgent 
problem requiring cultural expertise in formulating system-based 
responses and community-based strategies that encompass the ethnic 
and demographic diversity of the population. The urgency is compounded 
by several issues: high prevalence rates, unique dynamics and types of 
abuse, isolating socio-cultural barriers, and the tenacity of traditional 
cultural attitudes.
NIWAP advocates for laws, policies, and practices that address the needs of 
immigrant women and children, and immigrant victims of domestic violence, 
sexual violence, and other forms of violence. NIWAP also provides trainings 
and assistance on a broad range of issues for professionals. 
Sakhi for South Asian Women works to create a safe place with a full rage of 
culturally-sensitive, language-specific information, support, services, and 
advocacy for South Asian women. They also actively engage, mobilize, and 
educate the South Asian community in the movement to end violence against 
women. 
API Chaya supports Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander survivors 
and families impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as 
human trafficking survivors from all communities.API Chaya engages 
communities to change societal conditions that enable domestic and 
sexual violence, human trafficking and all forms of oppression, especially 
violence against women and the most vulnerable in our society.
Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault believes that sexual assault is a 
symptom of a larger problem that reinforces an environment which allows 
violence to exist. They do this through supporting and advocating for 
organizations by and for communities of color, education on sexual 
assault for women and communities of color, and advocate to inform 
public policy and change systems.