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Asian Women's Shelter (AWS) was founded in 1988 by a determined group of women who recognized the absence of accessible services for limited and non-English speaking immigrant survivors of domestic violence in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the time only two national shelters offered services that were culturally competent and language-accessible for Asian women and children: New York Asian Women's Center in New York City and the Center for the Pacific Asian Family in Los Angeles.

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