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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in intimate or familial relationships where one person attempts to exert power or control over another. It can cause severe, long-lasting physical, emotional and social impacts on the survivor.

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The International Institute of Buffalo offers free aid to any immigrants or refugees in abusive or unsafe relationships regardless of immigration status. Our team supports survivors and helps them on their way to a new, safer beginning.

Domestic Violence Services
  • Interpreting and translation access
  • Crime victim help and safety planning
  • Legal advocacy, including pro bono referrals and court accompaniment
  • Housing, medical and employment case management and referral services
  • Covering costs for basic needs and services (clothing, food, personal items)
  • Public benefits application assistance
  • Mental health and substance abuse recovery and referrals
  • Trauma-informed, culturally competent advocacy and case management services
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