AWS is dedicated to meeting the urgent needs of survivors of
domestic violence and human trafficking. We welcome
survivors of all backgrounds though we specialize in the needs of
Asian Pacific Islander individuals and families. Our services
offer long-term solutions to ending homelessness, poverty and
domestic violence with a holistic, survivor-centered approach that
strives to be both linguistically and culturally competent.
A resident of AWS is provided with:
- Safe, confidential housing
- Emergency services, including food, clothing and ongoing health
- Multilingual support and culturally competent services
- Intensive case management
- Individual and group support
- Coordination of support services such as legal advocacy and
assistance, transportation, counseling, training/employment, and
- Follow-up services, including resources to establish permanent
or transitional housing.
The average stay for residents is three months. However,
recognizing the overwhelming hardships that survivors often face
after leaving domestic violence, including homelessness, poverty,
as well as immigration and legal hurdles, we evaluate length of
stay on a case by case basis.