NMIC’s Domestic Violence Project was founded in 1998 in response to the rising number of domestic violence cases in the Washington Heights area, which included the deaths of three women.

DVP aims to increase victims’ overall safety and well being; increase support and access to services through prevention and diverse interventions; and help immigrant survivors and their eligible family members by providing expert legal advice in the area of immigration.

The Domestic Violence Project has grown to become a survivor-centered program that creates a safe space for survivors to come together and build community through weekly support groups and by offering survivors and their families, safety planning, counseling, access to social services and free legal support.