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Creating and Maintaining a Safety Net for Survivors with Disabilities

Advocates working within domestic violence and sexual assault programs often connect survivors with other benefits such as welfare and affordable housing to bridge the gap from living with abuser to living on their own. When serving survivors with disabilities, there are additional services that a survivor might need assistance accessing, such as federal disability benefits… Read more »

Understanding the Legal Framework: Federal Laws and Case Law Impacting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations.

Survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors need the services of domestic violence and sexual violence organizations at the same rate, if not more often, than people without disabilities. However, these organizations are not always sure how to best ensure that they are providing appropriate services to these survivors or what they are required to do under the… Read more »

Bridging South Dakota- Implementation Documents

Learn more about the work of Bridging South Dakota that is built on the values of choice, safety, accessibility, and inclusion of the people this collaboration serves through their work.

Bridging Safe Access to Big Sandy Implementation Documents

Learn about the Implementation Documents of Bridging Safe Access to Big Sandy, which is focused on taking a comprehensive approach to addressing services gaps for survivors with mental illness and substance abuse in rural communities.

Triumph Omaha Planning Documents

By collaborating in their efforts, Triumph Omaha is working to bridge the gap in service for survivors with behavioral health disabilities, and creating a person-centered services model for survivors of domestic violence who experience severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

Campus Rape Policies Get a New Look as the Accused Get DeVos’s Ear

Reposted from The New York Times Original Post By: Erica L. Green and Sheryl Gay Stolberg WASHINGTON — The letters have come in to her office by the hundreds, heartfelt missives from college students, mostly men, who had been accused of rape or sexual assault. Some had lost scholarships. Some had been expelled. A mother… Read more »

Access Jax

Learn more about Access Jax’s mission to transform services provided by the Collaboration to fully meets the needs of survivors of domestic violence who are Deaf or who have a disability.