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The New York Asian Women’s Center helps women and their children overcome domestic violence and other forms of abuse by empowering them to govern their own lives.  The Center provides a safe haven through multi-lingual support programs and shelter services.  In addition, the Center works to raise public awareness about violence against women, advocates for the rights of survivors, and acts as an agent of social change.


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Success Stories

“The police referred me to the NYAWC after my husband was arrested for beating me. I was so scared to be on my own at first and thought about returning to him. But my counselor taught me that I can take care of myself. I have a job and my own apartment now. And I am paying for English classes with money from my own bank account!”
— Julie, NYAWC Client
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“I did not call [the Emergency Hotline] at first because I was scared that I would have to leave my home. But when the abuse got worse, I called and talked to a counselor. My counselor helped me overcome my fears. She also helped me get legal services so that I could apply for my own visa, get an order of protection against my husband, and eventually a divorce. My children and I were able to stay in our home, near our friends and their school, and thanks to NYAWC I have found a job to support us.”
—Diana, NYAWC Client
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What's New:

NYAWC's 2nd Annual Tree of Hope:
Uniting Communities to Take Action to End Violence

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, 6PM-8PM
Queens Library at Flushing, Auditorium
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

To commemorate the national domestic violence awareness and prevention month, please join us for a very special evening to honor the strength & courage of survivors and their children. NYAWC will host our annual "tree of hope" ceremony inviting community members to lend their voice against violence, write their hopes for a safer community, and share pledges to build a violence free world. Featuring guest speakers and musical performances, the night will be a celebration of our collective commitment to end violence against women and children. FREE to the public. Food & refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited. Please reserve your seat(s) by going to  http://bit.ly/1sHknl1

For more information, click here.

on November 2, 2014

The New York Asian Women's Center (NYAWC) has 10 guaranteed spots for November's TCS NYC Marathon. Join Team NYAWC as we run over 25 miles through the 5 boroughs of NYC on November 2, 2014, raising funds to support our work with women and children.

Please fill out our Application: to run on behalf of the over 800 abused women and their children we help every year.

To support our runners and this effort, visit NYAWC's Crowdrise page.

For more details, please contact NYAWC’s Development Associate, Carvey Hor, at chor@nyawc.org or 212-732-0054 ext. 146.

Give to the year-end appeal. Give a gift that changes lives:


NYAWC Survivor Featured in the New York Times:
Angy Rivera, one of NYAWC's survivors, courageously put her face and name on the front page of The New York Times. The article focused on alternative visas, including special visas for abused immigrant women.

Read more about Angy's story and special forms of immigration relief here.

NYAWC featured on WGBH's Special Report on Human Trafficking:
NYAWC's Senior Assistant Director of Client Services, Fran Gau, Staff Attorney, Lauren Burke and two former clients were interviewed as part of an 8-episode investigative reporton human trafficking with Phillip Martin.

Listen, here: http://www.wgbhnews.org/underground-trade-boston-bangkok

NYAWC featured on WNYC's "The Takeaway"!

Sharing how she was trafficked from China to the US, a former NYAWC client helps draw attention to the larger issue of human trafficking/modern slavery in the Northeast.

Click here to tune in!

A House, Not a Shelter

Survivors at NYAWC's Emergency Residences find a support network where they may not have originally expected to, making the women stronger and more assertive. Read more about our survivors in NYNP's press coverage.

Emphasis on Narrative

NYAWC's staff attorney has unconventional solutions to assisting abused women with their legal needs. Read about one here.

NYAWC Summer 2013 Newsletter: Read about the latest happenings at NYAWC!

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