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Raising Awareness

Disability Without Abuse Project

The Disability Without Abuse Project focuses on the physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of people with disabilities. The Disability Without Abuse Project seeks to identify ways to reduce the risk of abuse, to promote healing for victims, and to seek justice for those who have been victimized. Our Unique Contribution The Disability Without Abuse Project… Read more »

Project SAFE

Project SAFE is a collaboration between the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS), Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center and United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Suffolk Inc.  The collaboration is working to promote a safe, accessible and responsive service environment for women in Suffolk County who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence with a… Read more »

Partnering to Increase Service Access

Partnering to Increase Service Access is a collaboration between SafePlace and Disability Rights Texas. SafePlace is an Austin-based nonprofit agency with a 30-year history of providing comprehensive prevention, intervention, education, and advocacy services to women, children and men victimized by rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence. Disability Rights Texas is a private, nonprofit organization, and… Read more »

Metro-Milwaukee DART Initiative

Metro-Milwaukee DART Initiative: A Community Collaborative Effort Serving Survivors with Disabilities from Crisis to Healing (MMDI: ACCESS) is made up of four community programs- IndependenceFirst, Sojourner Family Peace Center, Milwaukee County Disability Services Division, and City of Milwaukee Office on Violence Prevention. Building off a long history of collaboration between the member organizations, MMDI:ACCESS is… Read more »

Wisconsin’s Violence Against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women Project

Wisconsin’s Violence Against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women Project’s mission and activities are founded on collaboration among three statewide organizations: Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW), End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (formerly Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence) and Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA).  With increasing recognition of the prevalence of interpersonal violence committed against people with… Read more »

Project Peer

Project Peer is a collaboration between Quality Trust, Anchor Mental Health, District Alliance for Safe Housing, the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the DC Rape Crisis Center, the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute, Project ACTION!, and Ramona’s Way.  In 2007 this diverse group of local service providers came together to improve service access and quality… Read more »

Envision Illinois

Envision Illinois is a partnership between several statewide stakeholders from the government and nonprofit sectors, working in the field of mental health, disability, and domestic violence.  The members of this collaboration include Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities, and Division of Rehabilitation Services, Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence,… Read more »

Illinois Imagines

Illinois Imagines is a statewide systems change initiative that brings together the Illinois Department of Human Services and several key agencies and individuals working in the field of disability and sexual assault. These organizations include, The Self-Advocacy Alliance, Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA), Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council (IFVCC), Illinois Network of Centers for… Read more »

West Virginia Sexual Assault Free Environment

The West Virginia Sexual Assault Free Environment (West Virginia S.A.F.E.) partnership began in 2005 as a collaboration of three state-level organizations: the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (the state sexual assault coalition), the Violence and Injury Prevention Program of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, and the Northern West… Read more »

Safety First Initiative

Safety First Initiative is a local collaboration serving the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Members include the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA), Rose Brooks Center, and the University of Missouri Kansas City Institute for Human Development.  MOCSA serves as the Kansas City rape crisis center and uses a comprehensive service model to assist… Read more »