Hispanic Outreach Advocate

Hispanic Outreach Advocate

The mission of the Hispanic Outreach Advocate is to provide and/or support any victims of domestic violence or sexual assault within the Hispanic community. With this program Onslow Women's Center (OWC) strives to provide all services needed to be able assist the victim to the best ability. Providing these services occur while overcoming any language, culture, or any additional barriers that may interfere while assisting victims. Fortunately, we have a bilingual advocate, Millie, who is able to assist clients that speak Spanish. This helps OWC to be able to provide assistance to improve the quality of life of Hispanics in the Onslow County community in ways such as: 

  • Case management
  • Transportation 
  • Information and Referral 
  • Translations and Interpretation
  • Educational Workshops
  • Immigration and Citizenship Assistance 

 

 

Resources available to Immigrants

Legal Aid of North Carolina has a program called the Battered Immigrant Project, which specifically helps immigrants who are dealing with domestic violence get comprehensive and culturally appropriate legal services.

The Battered Immigrant Project helps with:

  • Self Petitions
  • U Visas
  • T Visas
  • Deportation defense

The lawyers who work with The Battered Immigrant Project, can also help with legal matters such as:

  • Protective Orders
  • Housing
  • Family Law
  • Public Benefits

As an Immigrant in America, it is important to know your rights so you can protect yourself and your family, because even as an Immigrant you have legal rights.

Victims of domestic violence, regardless of their immigration status all have the following rights:

  • The right to obtain a protective order for yourself and/or your children
  • The right to legal separation or divorce without the consent of your spouse
  • The right to share marital property
  • The right to ask for custody of children and financial support

Click here to learn more about the legal rights available to immigrants victims of domestic violence in the U.S.A