What would you do if you couldn’t call 911?

Dear ATASK Friends,

In these challenging times, we need your help more than ever. Despite losing some vital federal funding, we are still determined to deliver the same level of services to our clients, who inspire us with their desire to overcome domestic violence.

Asking for help is not always easy. Many of us take for granted that we can pick up the phone and call 911 in the event of an emergency. We also have the privilege of walking into a provider’s office and asking for help, whether it be for medical, legal, housing, or employment matters. This, however, is not always the case for many of our clients. Due to language barriers, most of our clients do not have the English skills needed to navigate the systems here in the U.S.

Lin is a Chinese immigrant who was afraid to call 911 because she couldn’t speak English.  ATASK was able to get her the help she needed.  Lin came to our emergency shelter, got legal help, enrolled her child in daycare so she could take English classes, and then later entered a job training program. With the support of ATASK, Lin is now employed, and is proud to be raising her son in a safe and happy environment.

These are difficult times for immigrants, and even more so, for those who live in fear in their very own homes.  These are also difficult times for the non-profit agencies that work with vulnerable populations.

ATASK is seeing an increased demand for services, and without your help, we will need to turn families away.  ATASK needs to raise an additional $50,000 before the end of the fiscal year to ensure that we have the staff essential to respond to the needs of victims.

Please make a donation today! Your gift will provide immediate resources to people like Lin.

With gratitude,

ATASK

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