Everyone deserves a life without violence and abuse.

Until that future is realized, everyone should receive responsive services to feel safe and heal from harm.

Who We Are

The Underserved Technical Assistance Project (UTAP) is a project of the Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). UTAP exists to provide those working to reach and serve survivors from underserved populations with tailored support, information, knowledge, and skill-building opportunities to do so in a responsive way.

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What We Do

UTAP’s technical assistance includes both direct and indirect assistance to Grantees who work to provide equitable, responsive services and support to underserved survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Our approach to technical assistance is rooted in our collective lived-experiences, expertise, and knowledge, and includes individualized consultation for issue-spotting and troubleshooting, knowledge and skill-building opportunities, information sharing, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

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Why We Do It

Everyone should have access to responsive services to help them feel safe and heal from the harm done to them. However, not all survivors have the same access to nor receive services that are truly responsive to their particular needs.

Underserved populations face barriers to receiving responsive services because of geographic location, religion, sexual orientation, general identity, race and ethnicity, and/or because of special needs such as language barriers, disabilities, alienage status, or age. Our work supports efforts to remove barriers to and increase the availability of more responsive and equitable services for all who need it.

UTAP Resource Library

Want to expand your knowledge, find out about best and promising practices, access helpful tools, and more? Check out our Technical Assistance (TA) Tools and Resources Library! This one-stop shop-style digital library contains resources organized into large categories, topics, and tags/keywords to make them easy to find and navigate.

Get Involved With Us

Whether you’re looking to become an OVW-funded Underserved Grantee and gaining access to UTAP’s technical assistance services, looking to join the UTAP team, or looking for help–learn how to get involved with us and our available opportunities.