Cultural Competency Project
We are happy to announce our 2014-2016 Cultural Competency Project made possible by the Office on Violence Against Women and many other supporters. Check this page throughout the upcoming months to learn about our progress and how you can get involved.
One thing we have learned from our domestic violence work is one size does NOT fit all. The goal of this project is to explore the specific needs and priorities of African American victims of domestic violence in Greater Boston. We hope to improve access to resources for these victims and work within their faith communities to strengthen responses.
Who is involved?
Starting in 2014, Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence partnered with the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, Casa Myrna, The Center for Hope and Healing, and Gary Adams and LaTeisha Adams of the Boston Police Department to provide culturally specific services to Boston’s African American community.
Many people already turn to the Urban League and to Boston’s inner city churches for empowerment and support. We hope to build upon these existing relationships and increase the capacity of these organizations to provide information, resources, and referrals regarding sexual assault and domestic violence to victims and survivors.