Dear Friends,

We hope this email finds you safe and healthy. We also hope you have had an opportunity to joyously welcome in the new Lunar Year!

API-GBV looks forward to settling into a more hopeful YEAR OF THE TIGER, after we have witnessed and felt the collective pain in our Asian American Pacific Islander communities caused by the health and economic upheavals of COVID, and sadly, the resulting anti-Asian racism tied to the pandemic. Despite these seismic hurdles, we know we will thrive in 2022 when we all work together.

Survivors of domestic and sexual violence were pushed to the limits of their resiliency to navigate new dangers during this unprecedented time. In turn, service organizations quickly adapted and steeled themselves for turbulent changes. Along with our direct service partners, API-GBV dug deep into our reserves to transform exhaustive danger and unpredictability into hope and trust as we steadfastly provided policy advocacy, fought for language access, provided technical assistance to programs, and influenced systems to prioritize immigrant needs.

Thank you for your generosity – we would not have been able to sustain our programs during this remarkable period of unrelenting challenges without your past support. We hope you continue partnering with us to create a seat at the table for immigrant survivors and strengthen the capacity of our community to serve them.

Similar to the virtues of the tiger, our anti-violence movement will emerge from 2021 with a renewed sense of steadiness, strength and hope when we all work together. Please join our list-serve to stay updated on how your contributions help our communities and receive exciting agency developments.

We wish you and your beloved community a prosperous, safe and joyous Lunar New Year!