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The ASHA Project The ASHA Project, an initiative of End Domestic Abuse WI provides culturally specific domestic/sexua

The ASHA Project (TAP) is a rebirth of Asha Family Services, an African American led community-based, culturally specific program for domestic, sexual and trafficking victims residing in Milwaukee's central city and surrounding area. The ASHA Project personnel continues 30 years of victim services with survivors within prisons. The Asha Project is a unique collaboration with End Domestic Abuse, WI.

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We are partnering with UW-Milwaukee’s College of Nursing and Sisters by Choice: United by Voice to gain data on domestic...
09/07/2022

We are partnering with UW-Milwaukee’s College of Nursing and Sisters by Choice: United by Voice to gain data on domestic violence. If you are a Black or Native Woman over the age of 18 call 414-662-3545 and tell them The Asha Project Sent you. You will be compensated with a gift card for your time. 💜

In light of the many recent DV homicides, our Associate Director Shawn Muhammad will be hosting an All Men’s meeting Aug...
08/11/2022

In light of the many recent DV homicides, our Associate Director Shawn Muhammad will be hosting an All Men’s meeting August 19 at the African American Women’s Center. Send to your contacts and spread the word 💛

We at The Asha Project are heart broken 💔💔💔 Desiree Harris was a former advocate of ours. We remember the best of her as...
08/03/2022

We at The Asha Project are heart broken 💔💔💔
Desiree Harris was a former advocate of ours. We remember the best of her as we mourn her loss. Her beautiful smile and warm spirit will be greatly missed. She was the 30th DV homicide in Milwaukee this year. May God forever be pleased with her and comfort her family in this time of bereavement.

Join us this Sunday!  thank you for organizing this important event!!
07/16/2022

Join us this Sunday! thank you for organizing this important event!!

"Look for the Helpers" - Beautiful poem of recognition, thanks and gratitude to the many Helpers who run alongside survi...
03/01/2022
Look for the Helpers: A Poem by Angela Trudell Vasquez

"Look for the Helpers" - Beautiful poem of recognition, thanks and gratitude to the many Helpers who run alongside survivors by the Madison Poet Laureaute Angela C. Trudell Vasquez - The Big Share kickoff of today's events. Support the work of Helpers today in the Big Share - Our Power Hours are 10am-11 and 2pm to 3pm...your donation gets MATCHED.

This original poem for is read by Angela Trudell Vasquez, Madison poet laureate and End Abuse HR Manager. Find more of Angie's work at angietrudellvasquez.co...

Did You Know? Cudjo Lewis or Oluale Kossola is known as the last African survivor of the Middle Passage. In 1860, he and...
02/09/2022

Did You Know?

Cudjo Lewis or Oluale Kossola is known as the last African survivor of the Middle Passage. In 1860, he and 109 other individuals from a West African region were captured and sold into slavery. They were trekked across the Atlantic ocean and ended up in Alabama.

Cudjo was enslaved for five years before being emancipated by the abolition of slavery. After the civil war, Cudjo and some of the others formally enslaved on the same plantation worked and pulled money together to buy two acres of land in Plateau and named it Africatown.

Africatown was a safe haven for formally enslaved Africans, specifically those who traveled to America on the Clotilda. They developed their own community and norms that represented the cultures of their shared African ancestries. Here they were safe from the extreme racism that was the norm in America at the time, and they could engage with the culture they'd been stolen from. They often only spoke in their native tongues, and never developed a full command of the language of the slavemaster.

At the start of the 20th century, Cudjo became a living resource to scholars and researchers of the time. He offered information and history about the Clotilda Africans, along with traditional stories and folktales. In 1927, he was interviewed by Zora Neale Hurston who would go on to write a fictionalized narrative of his history. Barraccoon, by Hurston, was published in May 2018.

Cudjo died in July 1935, and is buried in the cemetery in Africatown.

"Wisconsin is considered a leader in the movement to treat fathers as equal caregivers when parents separate. Shared par...
09/16/2021
He Beat Her Repeatedly. Family Court Tried to Give Him Joint Custody of Their Children.

"Wisconsin is considered a leader in the movement to treat fathers as equal caregivers when parents separate. Shared parenting is usually better for children — but the model fails for many women forced to co-parent with their abusers"

https://www.propublica.org/article/he-beat-her-repeatedly-family-court-tried-to-give-him-joint-custody-of-their-children?fbclid=IwAR3icyzc19m_i-8FEOj_gxG6nOGGSRcKNrrITN1znVgJsVhWOhWTJvFhxYk

Wisconsin is considered a leader in the movement to treat fathers as equal caregivers when parents separate. Shared parenting is usually better for children — but the model fails for many women forced to co-parent with their abusers.

08/11/2021

Good Morning! Due to the power outages in Asha's area, we are unable to receive phone calls. If you need to reach an advocate, you can contact us through our social media channels on Facebook and on Instagram @/theasha.project.

Today is our Open House for the community! Stop by Asha today for free food, resources, and hygiene products! Advocates ...
06/17/2021

Today is our Open House for the community! Stop by Asha today for free food, resources, and hygiene products! Advocates are on site for any assistance you might need.

1-4pm
3719 W Center St.

Good Morning! This Thursday, Asha will be hosting a small open house for the members of our community. See the flyer bel...
06/14/2021

Good Morning! This Thursday, Asha will be hosting a small open house for the members of our community. See the flyer below for more information!

AN interesting conversation for mothers and caregivers who want to raise boys with a healthy manhood mentality.
05/17/2021

AN interesting conversation for mothers and caregivers who want to raise boys with a healthy manhood mentality.

Boy Moms! Our next Instagram live is on Tuesday 5/18 at 5pm ET — host Kimya Motley will be talking about raising boys to be kind, bold, and brave with The Book of Dares authors Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague. Join us!

The Importance of Self-Care - The Hotline
04/30/2021
The Importance of Self-Care - The Hotline

The Importance of Self-Care - The Hotline

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Instagram Photos
04/28/2021

Instagram Photos

Black girls deserve to live, even if they fight.

"... when I typed “how to control your woman” from Venice, California, the search engine suggested a litany of articles ...
04/28/2021
Opinion | No, men are not alright. And women are paying the price.

"... when I typed “how to control your woman” from Venice, California, the search engine suggested a litany of articles instructing a male reader on how to psychologically abuse his intimate partner. One of the first links Google proposed was a blog post offering step-by-step guidance for men on how to restrict what a female partner wears, where she travels, what she eats and even what she spends her money on. These are all signature features of “coercive control..."

If men are sick of being told they’re the problem, perhaps it’s time more of them become part of the solution.

Financial Abuse is one of the common ways abusers exercise power and control over their victims.
04/26/2021
058. Financial Abuse with Kim Pentico

Financial Abuse is one of the common ways abusers exercise power and control over their victims.

Kim Pentico has been working with and on behalf of survivors of sexual and domestic violence since 1990. She first spent over seven years working for a local domestic violence program in Kansas and…

Resources for advocates to assist low-income clients with finding affordable housing.
04/26/2021
A Primer

Resources for advocates to assist low-income clients with finding affordable housing.

All of us can effectively advocate for housing programs with our members of Congress and other policymakers. Learn how you can get involved here.

How to Shut Stalkers Out of Your Tech
03/15/2021
How to Shut Stalkers Out of Your Tech

How to Shut Stalkers Out of Your Tech

Consumer Reports shows you how to shut stalkers out of your tech, noting that people facing domestic abuse can take these steps to lock down their devices and eliminate stalkerware.

03/02/2021

Today's the day ‼️The is a one-day fundraiser for WI nonprofits. During today's 8-9am ☕Coffee Break Power Hour, the Santiago family will match your donations to End Abuse! Be a part of our community-approach working to end and address oppression at all levels. ✊🏾💜Donate at bit.ly/TBSEndAbuse

03/02/2021

In the last year, as COVID led to increased rates of & , this coalition has found ways to adapt services - making our annual Teen Summit WI go virtual and free to reach young people across WI is one of those shifts! Join us LIVE for our LAST DAY of the 2021 Virtual, FREE Teen Summit & support essential prevention work by donating for the at bit.ly/TBSEndAbuse

02/22/2021

Good Morning! This Spring we will be relaunching our Sister Circle. We will hold bi-weekly meetings virtually until it is safe enough for us to all be together in one place again.

If you have an interest in joining some or one of the meetings, could you please respond in the comments with the best day of the week to attend an evening meeting.

Thank you!

11/22/2020

With the number of coronavirus cases in Wisconsin rising, it's important to know what symptoms to watch for. If you’re experiencing the COVID-19 symptoms listed below or have been exposed to the virus, use our symptom checker to find out what to do next: http://ow.ly/hsYf50CfWJO

Photos from We Got This Milwaukee's post
10/19/2020

Photos from We Got This Milwaukee's post

Timeline photos
10/18/2020

Timeline photos

We are proud of you. You are resilient. 💕

Therapist explains racialized trauma
10/12/2020
Therapist explains racialized trauma

Therapist explains racialized trauma

Voices for Change: A Minnesota psychologist explains the trauma black people feel and how it manifests itself in our world.

Good Morning and Happy Juneteenth! Today is the day we commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States. Although ...
06/19/2020

Good Morning and Happy Juneteenth!

Today is the day we commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States. Although President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, it was until June 19, 1865, that the last of enslaved African-Americans were set free in Texas.

On this day, Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, TX to declare that the enslaved were free men under the order of the emancipation proclamation.

There is always more work to do, but today we pause to celebrate our ancestors' steps into freedom.

For more resources on Juneteenth, check out these links:

The History Behind Juneteenth & Why it Resonates Today: https://youtu.be/hJKzdksodNY

Nine Books to Celebrate The Spirit of Juneteenth: https://www.essence.com/entertainment/juneteenth-books/

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The ASHA Project (TAP) is the phoenix of Asha Family Services, Inc., an African American led community-based, and culturally specific program for domestic abuse, sexual assault and trafficking victims/survivors residing in Milwaukee's central city and surrounding area. The ASHA Project personnel continues 30 plus years of victim services also with survivors housed within prisons. The Asha Project is a unique collaboration within End Domestic Abuse, WI.


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We are partnering with UW-Milwaukee’s College of Nursing and Sisters by Choice: United by Voice to gain data on domestic violence. If you are a Black or Native Woman over the age of 18 call 414-662-3545 and tell them The Asha Project Sent you. You will be compensated with a gift card for your time. 💜
In light of the many recent DV homicides, our Associate Director Shawn Muhammad will be hosting an All Men’s meeting August 19 at the African American Women’s Center. Send to your contacts and spread the word 💛
We at The Asha Project are heart broken 💔💔💔
Desiree Harris was a former advocate of ours. We remember the best of her as we mourn her loss. Her beautiful smile and warm spirit will be greatly missed. She was the 30th DV homicide in Milwaukee this year. May God forever be pleased with her and comfort her family in this time of bereavement.
We have to take a stand against the rise in DV homicides! https://www.facebook.com/CBS58/videos/355484266790551/
Join us this Sunday! thank you for organizing this important event!!
Black women history in the African Diaspora.
"Look for the Helpers" - Beautiful poem of recognition, thanks and gratitude to the many Helpers who run alongside survivors by the Madison Poet Laureaute Angela C. Trudell Vasquez - The Big Share kickoff of today's events. Support the work of Helpers today in the Big Share - Our Power Hours are 10am-11 and 2pm to 3pm...your donation gets MATCHED.
"People will respond to the way they are addressed" Maya Angelou.
Did You Know?

Cudjo Lewis or Oluale Kossola is known as the last African survivor of the Middle Passage. In 1860, he and 109 other individuals from a West African region were captured and sold into slavery. They were trekked across the Atlantic ocean and ended up in Alabama.

Cudjo was enslaved for five years before being emancipated by the abolition of slavery. After the civil war, Cudjo and some of the others formally enslaved on the same plantation worked and pulled money together to buy two acres of land in Plateau and named it Africatown.

Africatown was a safe haven for formally enslaved Africans, specifically those who traveled to America on the Clotilda. They developed their own community and norms that represented the cultures of their shared African ancestries. Here they were safe from the extreme racism that was the norm in America at the time, and they could engage with the culture they'd been stolen from. They often only spoke in their native tongues, and never developed a full command of the language of the slavemaster.

At the start of the 20th century, Cudjo became a living resource to scholars and researchers of the time. He offered information and history about the Clotilda Africans, along with traditional stories and folktales. In 1927, he was interviewed by Zora Neale Hurston who would go on to write a fictionalized narrative of his history. Barraccoon, by Hurston, was published in May 2018.

Cudjo died in July 1935, and is buried in the cemetery in Africatown.
NCADV discussion on why victims don't leave.
"Wisconsin is considered a leader in the movement to treat fathers as equal caregivers when parents separate. Shared parenting is usually better for children — but the model fails for many women forced to co-parent with their abusers"

https://www.propublica.org/article/he-beat-her-repeatedly-family-court-tried-to-give-him-joint-custody-of-their-children?fbclid=IwAR3icyzc19m_i-8FEOj_gxG6nOGGSRcKNrrITN1znVgJsVhWOhWTJvFhxYk
Good Morning! Due to the power outages in Asha's area, we are unable to receive phone calls. If you need to reach an advocate, you can contact us through our social media channels on Facebook and on Instagram @/theasha.project.
Today is our Open House for the community! Stop by Asha today for free food, resources, and hygiene products! Advocates are on site for any assistance you might need.

1-4pm
3719 W Center St.
Good Morning! This Thursday, Asha will be hosting a small open house for the members of our community. See the flyer below for more information!
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