Tapestri is dedicated to ending violence and oppression in refugee and immigrant communities, using culturally competent and appropriate methods. We use education, community organizing, social services, and advocacy to walk our clients from crisis to stability.
We do this through four main programs:
· Domestic Violence
· Human Trafficking
· Men’s Program
· Unaccompanied Children
Both our domestic violence and human trafficking programs use individualized case management to connect our clients with the services they need most. We primarily focus on short- and long-term housing, physical and mental health care, basic needs (such as food and clothing), transportation, legal services, and immigration services. Our direct service coordinators, most of whom are immigrants themselves, assist with any needs that may arise after our clients begin a relationship with Tapestri.
Our men’s program addresses both intervention and prevention. We run a 24-week, state-certified Family Violence Intervention Program in conjunction with the court system. We work with primarily immigrant and refugee men who have battered their partners or spouses and walk them through an educational program to help them find healthier ways to express their emotions and form relationships. We also conduct extensive community outreach to immigrant communities on what domestic violence is in the U.S. and ways to form healthy relationships at any age.
Our unaccompanied children program operates much like our domestic violence and human trafficking programs – we just individualized case management to stabilize children who have recently migrated to the U.S., often without a parent or legal guardian with legal status. We monitor the safety and stability of these children and connect them to important community resources, acting as their liaison with institutions such as schools, medical providers, and courts.
Through these programs, we serve over 1,000 individuals a year and have done so since 2002. We are celebrating 15 years of reducing domestic violence and human trafficking in our communities.
We can only do this work with your support. There are many ways you can support Tapestri:
Make a gift: As a 501c3 nonprofit, every dollar generous supporters like you give supports our work tirelessly serving foreign-born survivors of violence in culturally and linguistically appropriate ways. Giving through our Georgia Gives on #GivingTuesday page makes us eligible for matching donations as well. You can give on that page anytime through Tuesday, November 28. It’s not too early to get started!
Volunteer: We always need volunteers and have some special opportunities right now. We are expanding our office – and our ability to serve even more clients – and need your help getting our new space ready to occupy. Consider becoming a regular volunteer with us.
Hold a donations drive: It’s getting cold outside, and our clients need warm winter clothes and housewares. The best way to find out what our clients need most urgently is to visit our Amazon wishlist. We accept gently used items as well; the Amazon wishlist is just an easy way for us to keep track of how many items we need in various sizes. If you order directly from Amazon, make sure to use Amazon Smile! Signing up takes five seconds, and then a percent of every purchase will come directly to Tapestri at no additional cost to you.