LGBTQ Advocacy

HAWA supports strengthening healthy relationships for all SEA families

Hmong American Women’s Association envisions a world where all of our Southeast Asian Families in Milwaukee can live in a community that is free from gender based violence. We are proud to be a Hmong, Southeast Asian Women & LGBTQ led grassroots organization. We believe that we must prioritize ourselves to also fight for Hmong & Southeast Asian LGBTQ gender justice.

  • We have Hmong LGBTQ Identifying Advocates to support victims and survivors to navigate services in both Hmong and English.
  • Support services for LGBTQ domestic violence and sexual assault victims and survivors;
  • Coming out and gender identity support and navigation within the culture;
  • Skill building
  • LGBTQ Youth Support: Case management support for runaway/homeless LGBTQ Youth who are facing violence and or family rejection.

Confidentially and safety is our number one priority. If you or someone you know would like more information, do not hesitate to contact your advocate:

Zong Yang
(414) 930-9352

*All services are free of charge


Coming out, family rejection, family violence & navigating gender identity advocacy support services for LGBTQI+ Southeast Asian youths & adults.


Culturally specific advocacy support services for Southeast Asian parents with LGBTQI+ identified children to understand, navigate, support & love their children's gender identity & sexual orientation.


Culturally specific domestic violence & sexual assault advocacy support services for Southeast Asian LGBTQI+ youths & adults.


The Hmong American Women’s Association (HAWA), Inc. is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1993 by a group of thirteen community women who had a strong passion to advocate, organize and share concerns reflected by women in the larger Hmong community.

24‑Hour Hmong Family Strengthening Helpline: 1‑877‑740‑4292