Intersectionality is a concept often used in critical theories to describe the ways in which oppressive institutions (racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, classism, etc.) are interconnected and cannot be examined separately from one another.

This means that when we look at a survivor, we must look at how all facets of their identity interact and recognize that each person’s story and needs are unique.

SCCADVASA works along with our member organizations to promote social justice to all groups of people regardless of the social constructs that can isolate and divide us. We recognize that the barriers of societal oppression that have worked to marginalize many groups of people also work as barriers to survivors being able to access the services they need.

We seek collaboration and partnership with movements working to address inequities around social and racial justice, gender and sexual orientation, gun violence, youth outreach, different-abledness and immigration.