Refugee Family Strengthening
The Refugee Family Strengthening Project (RFSP) has been in existence since 1994. The Project provides culturally- and linguistically-competent services to Southeast Asian and Russian-speaking refugees and immigrants at fifteen sites throughout the State of Wisconsin. The RFSP provides a variety of services, including crisis intervention, safety planning, advocacy, accompaniment, education, and leadership development for survivors. All services emphasize safety, healing, empowerment and resilience. In addition, advocates provide education in the community on the dynamics of domestic abuse and needs of survivors from their respective communities. A statewide bilingual (Hmong-English) hotline links victims, families, and service providers with skilled, trained staff.