Multicultural Department Highlights


People served since 2005.


Calls received to the Statewide Spanish Hotline.


Different countries of origin.

Our reach is worldwide.

The Multicultural Program of CFVC was created in 2003 to assist domestic violence immigrant victims in Cherokee County, with a particular emphasis within the Latino/Hispanic community.  The Multicultural Program seeks to ensure that immigrant victims and survivors of domestic violence have access to linguistically and culturally responsive services through our Multicultural Program, developed specifically to meet their needs.

Do you need help?

Call our bi-lingual advocates on the Statewide Spanish Hotline for shelter availability and advocacy at 1-800-334-2836, option 2.

Statewide Spanish Hotline

Since 2014, we have partnered with the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence to manage and answer the Georgia Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline. CFVC’s Multicultural and bilingual Shelter Staff answer the Statewide Spanish hotline and provide direct services in Spanish 24 hours a day.

Developing strategic plans to collaborate with the 46 DV Programs in GA, Hispanic Consulates in GA, Law Enforcement and Prosecutors, DFCS, Spanish-speaking TV channels, and radio stations, as well as other agencies and nonprofit organizations, the Statewide Spanish Hotline staff provides direct services to the Hispanic community in all 159 counties of GA.

Spanish Hotline

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Stay up-to-date on what’s happening with our Multicultural program by following us on Facebook and Instagram. 

Survivor Story
I had a man who assured me that everything would be fine, I flew to America, and I believed that we would become a good family, but... it got worse. He became aggressive; there was everything, moral, physical, and sexual violence… I started preparing to escape, but nothing came of it... and at the last moment, he hurt me, and I decided to call the police. I couldn't take it anymore. I didn't want to wait for my future death. I didn't want this man to raise my son. After the police arrived, I had thoughts in my head… What to do? What should I do next? Where can I get the money? Why is my life like this? If I had known that it would be so bad, I would not have flown to America. After that, CFVC Shelter started helping me and arranged a hotel for me, and brought food to my son and me; they were worried and wrote to me. They asked whether I was okay or not, whether I needed something. They were trying to make sure I was safe with my son. I have hearing problems, and I still haven't learned to speak English. All these women I met were patient with me, understood me, and tried to talk to me through an online translator.
Survivor Story
I lived with the father of my children for nine years, and during those years, I suffered continuous emotional, social, economic, and physical abuse. I was always afraid of losing my life; my partner threatened to kill me and even strangled me. I was continually subjected to blows, hair pulling, shoves, and slaps. He constantly blamed me for his failures, insulted me, yelled at me, and threatened to take custody of my children away from me. He also isolated me from my friends and family, demanding total attention to what he wanted and the decisions he made. In October 2020, the last of the incidents of physical violence occurred; he hit me hard on the face and body. Finally, he strangled me in front of my children. I managed to get out of his hands and called the police, who arrived in time and arrested him. I went to the Multicultural Program of Cherokee Family Violence Center because a friend recommended it to me; they helped me file for a protective order, and I lived for several months in the shelter while recovering from the physical abuse I had received. The Center also helped me apply for assistance so that I could pay less rent to live in an apartment where little by little, I would be able to provide for all my children's needs. They helped me apply for crime victims' compensation, which allowed me to receive therapy in Spanish. I have continuously participated in the support groups, leadership workshops, and classes offered in Spanish because I enjoy them very much and have learned several things that have helped me to heal. They are helping me with the immigration process, and whenever I need something, I know that they can guide me and offer resources. I feel safe now and more aware of my rights in this country.
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Our Partners

Statewide Spanish Hotline

800-33-HAVEN, Option 2

You can also contact MC advocates through our social media channels on Facebook and Instagram.

We're Here For You!

Bilingual advocates are available to assist in finding emergency shelter and more permanent housing solutions.

Call 800-33-HAVEN, Option 2, today to connect with Multicultural Advocates who can assist you in your search for safety and housing solutions.

Statewide Spanish Hotline

800-33-HAVEN, Option 2

Contact CFVC’s Multicultural Advocates for assistance with Family Violence Temporary Protective Orders and individualized safety plans.

Contact Us

770-479-1804 ext. 200

Call 800-33-HAVEN, Option 2, today to connect with Multicultural Advocates who can assist you in your search for safety and housing solutions.

Hotline Services

People reaching out to our 24/7 hotlines in English or in Spanish receive the following services:

  • Crisis intervention.
  • Domestic violence education.
  • Individualized safety planning.
  • Referrals to agencies that provide legal, economic self-sufficiency, sexual assault, elder abuse, children’s and other domestic violence shelters for related services.
  • Intake, if space is available at CFVC’s shelter.

Domestic Violence Hotline


For assistance in Spanish, please call the Statewide Spanish Hotline 1-800-33-HAVEN, option 2.

You’re one call away from getting the help you need.