Developing Culturally-Relevant Responses to Domestic Abuse: Asha Family Services, Inc.


This report features the work of Asha Family Services, Inc., (Asha), a domestic abuse program in Wisconsin specifically designed to serve the needs of African Americans. Asha is governed by people of color committed to providing effective, comprehensive intervention services and prevention efforts to persons and families affected by violence in their homes. Guided by the notion that the most effective methods for increasing the safety and self-determination of women of color are grounded in the social, political and economic realities of their community, Asha has been in the national forefront of supporting and promoting culturally-responsive strategies.

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