The effects of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) on immigrant victims can be magnified due to fear of seeking assistance and cultural differences. Some immigrants have fled difficult situations in their home countries. Others have been drawn to the United States by economic opportunities or other family members.
The process of immigration can often be a difficult, traumatic experience that can involve leaving behind family support, encountering a lot of unknowns, uncertainty, and discrimination. Immigrant women often feel trapped in abusive relationships because of immigration laws, language barriers, social isolation, and lack of financial resources, fear, cultural expectations, and social isolation.
Through These Doors advocates are available to ANY survivor of Domestic Violence, regardless of their immigration status, race, country of origin, language, skin color, ethnicity, culture. Call Through These Doors’ 24-hour helpline at 1-800-537-6066.