Tapestri

This non-profit is called Tapestri.
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This non-profit is called Tapestri.

Credit: Special to the AJC

Credit: Special to the AJC

History: In 1996, Tapestri began as a coalition to serve abused immigrant and refugee women. Two years later, supporting these victims of violence became a project of the Refugee Women’s Network, and, by 2002, a nonprofit was born.

Did you know: Today, many men and women who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence and human and labor trafficking can count on Tapestri for shelter, identification obtainment, education, health care, legal services, and access to a host of resources through community partnerships. They also assist unaccompanied immigrant minors.

Motto: Tapestri’s mission is to use education, community organizing, direct services, and advocacy to improve the lives of those it serves.

How you can help: A multitude of opportunities to volunteer include community outreach, such as handing out flyers or fundraising, spreading the word through social media, or assisting with research to find better ways to handle violence. Tapestri accepts donations of gently used clothes, kitchenware, and furniture. Financial donations are always welcome.

To learn more: Visit https://tapestri.org or email tapestri@tapestri.org.