DVRP is doing such great work helping the Asian/Pacific Islander community. Domestic violence is still a very taboo subject in these community but DVRP handles everything with much sensitivity.
I grew up in Afghanistan where violence against women is widespread throughout the country. Women are still imprisoned for dating or for refusing to submit to forced/arranged marriages. This trend is prevalent in Afghanistan and many South and East Asian countries. Unfortunately. some of the families who migrate to the U.S. from these countries continue these abusive practices that include forced marriages, physical violence, and other forms of oppression. That is when DVRP's services come in. The staff at DVRP are dedicated and professional and are so incredibly important in advocating for the rights of the women whom, in most cases, have nowhere to go and no one to turn to. I trust this organization and believe there is a dire need in our community for their services.
This organization serves a very neglected segment of our population and has provided the support needed through its dedicated staff and board members. I was first introduced to this group through an existing board member, who was very moved by the mission of this organization and wanted to play a key role in educating the public about domestic abuse especially in the Asian Pacific Islander subsegment of our community. I applaud the work this group is doing and would encourage all of you to join forces and support this organization.
I was introduced to the DVRP through a current board member and have to say that I am tremendously impressed with the organization, its staff and board.
Above all else, the dedication of DVRP to its mission and clients is exceptional. I work for the federal government in DC and have been involved or am familiar with most of the A/PI-focused organizations. I can say without hesitation that DVRP is absolutely among the best-run and, in my opinion, perhaps the most important because of its critical mission and its under-served client-base.
I have become familiar with DVRP over the past three years and am very impressed with the services that are offered for the Asian-Pacific Islanders that are in need of support when dealing with the crisis and challenges around domestic violence. I know that they offer services to aid clients in providing a confidential and safe place to receive help, along with language services (interpreters) and the staff is extremely dedicated in serving this community. I have attended several fundraisers and events promoting the awareness of DVRP, and was touched as well as enlightened to the extent in which this community pulls together for its people; so many lives have been changed and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for this organization.
DVRP does a wonderful job of filling an important need of our local community. I think the work they do, helping those suffering from domestic violence, is one of the more important needs in our community. If it was not for this organization, many women would be suffering silently. My experiences attending fund-raisers and awareness events has shown me how dedicated the members of this organization are to their mission.