By volunteering than get to know this organization more deeply, and just really appreciate the service they provide for the domestic violent victims which is above and beyond than what they can ask for. Everyone working there are so committed, dedicated and fill with love and passion for what they do. DVRP has been giving hopes for so many people whom can start a new life again.
DVRP has a group of very dedicated employees who always put the survivors first. I have never met more hardworking people in my life. Everyone I have met who has ever been a part of DVRP is so invested in the cause. I had the pleasure of hearing what some of the survivors had to say about the organization and a constant theme is how much they felt encouraged, inspired, and properly cared for by this organization. It's this personal touch that makes DVRP so distinct and such a great organization.
DVRP is as resilient as the people it helps: survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Having been involved with the organization for several years, I have had the privilege to work with dedicated staff members, advocates, board members, and volunteers- all of whom devote long hours to keep the organization running as smoothly as possible. DVRP has come a long way since I joined in 2008 and I can't wait to see how far it grows and thrives in the coming years. Keep up the great work, DVRP!
DVRP is a great organization to get involved with if you like to see the impact of your work almost instantly. I have served as a community outreach volunteer, an advocate who has worked directly with survivors of domestic violence, and am currently on the board of directors. Because of the invaluable work DVRP does every day to help survivors become safer, stronger, and more independent, I plan to stay involved with this terrific organization long after my board term ends.
Despite having a small staff, I've seen firsthand the amount of effort and care that DVRP members put into upholding the mission statement. The Asian Pacific Islander population is steadily growing in the DC metropolitan area and it's great that DVRP is becoming even more visible in the community. This visibility is attributed to the commitment and leadership of DVRP Staff, Board, and Advocates.
DVRP started off as a group of women who noticed a disparity between Asian/Pacific Islanders and access to resources. Almost 20 years later, DVRP still operates in the same manner. DVRP staff, volunteers, Advocates, and Board members are all heavily involved in the community and intent on giving back. The first step towards ending gender based violence starts with the communities in the DC Metropolitan area. Members of DVRP are the most dedicated group of individuals that I've seen thus far. They work tirelessly in order to uphold the mission statement and end domestic violence in the A/PI communities.
I first served as a Bilingual Advocate with 40+ hours of training to advocate for survivors of domestic violence. I took on a survivor and my life has forever changed. I learned quickly that my presence in my survivor's life is essentially crucial. With similar cultural backgrounds, I was able to provide direct service and have a good rapport with my survivor who is need of assistance that was culturally competent.
Now I am currently serving as a Community Ambassador working on special events.
With years of wanting to do something about domestic violence in the Asian/Pacific Islander community, but did not know where to begin, DVRP and it's leaders gave me the opportunity to make this dream happen. I have seen the wonderful work that DVRP does first hand. DVRP has given me hope that we can be a step closer in ending violence.
I was an intern with DVRP for one summer and truly believe that this organization is helping the Asian/Pacific Islander women of the DC area. As a part of my internship I conducted survivor surveys to see how our services were working for them and always was given great reviews. The advocates were all very helpful and passionate about what they were doing.