SEAMAAC, AFAHO, and Nationalities Service Center (NSC) operate independent programs to address intimate partner violence (IPV) in immigrant/refugee communities. Building on the partnerships these organizations have developed over time, the Safe Families Collaborative will integrate the three IPV programs in order to maximize capacity and have a stronger impact throughout the region. Each partners shares similar culturally-focused goals, strategies, challenges, similar organizational values, and a strong history of organizational trust and partnership.
Building on the work of each partner organization’s individual work to increase safety in immigrant and refugee families, the “Safe Families Collaborative” (SFC) has two key objectives:
- To enhance immigrant and refugee families’ safety and access to resources for survivors of IPV
- To increase the capacity for sustainable IPV programming in Pennsylvania’s culturally specific organizations.