South Asian Domestic Violence

Organizations

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Maitri, CA

Maitri is a free, confidential, nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area that primarily helps families and individuals from South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives) facing domestic violence, emotional abuse, cultural alienation, or family conflict..

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Narika, CA

Narika's mission is to promote women's independence, economic empowerment and well-being by helping survivors of intimate partner abuse and violence with advocacy, support, and education. In 2018, Narika advocates supported over 1500 interactions with survivors of domestic violence

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Sahara, CA

SAHARA is an organization that aids the underserved needs of the South Asian community in Southern California. SAHARA serves survivors of all forms of abuse within the South Asian community in Southern California with culturally sensitive and linguistically specific services.

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South Asian Network, CA

SAN, a LA based organization,is committed to challenging systems of oppression and inequality, building solidarities with other communities, and achieving economic, political, and human rights of all communities, with the goal of raising awareness, engagement and advocacy among community members leading to an empowered and active community.

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Trikone, CA

Trikone is a registered non-profit organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people of South Asian descent, who trace their ethnicities to one of the following places: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. Founded in 1986 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Trikone is the oldest group of its kind in the world.

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Sneha, CT

Sneha, Inc. is a Connecticut-based network for women of South Asian origin and their families, including women tracing their origins to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

We work to support and empower women, particularly survivors of domestic violence.

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Raksha, GA

Raksha addresses social issues within our South Asian community such as family and sexual violence and divorce, as well as issues concerning children, senior citizens and new immigrants. We promote a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education and advocacy,Opening Doors to a Stronger and Healthier South Asian Community

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Apna Ghar, IL

Apna Ghar is a human rights organization working to end gender violence with an evidence-based model that factors in macro and micro level conditions that create the unique barriers that our program participants face.

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Hamdard Healthcare, IL

Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services provides personalized, culturally sensitive healthcare and supportive services to the diverse communities across Chicagoland. We promote the physical and emotional health and psychological well-being of individuals and families by offering hope, help, and healing.

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Asian Task Force, MA

ATASK is a nonprofit, community organization serving pan-Asian survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. We provide services in Greater Boston and Greater Lowell and offer limited assistance in other cities throughout Massachusetts and New England. Our mission is to prevent domestic and intimate partner violence in Asian families and communities and to provide hope to survivors.

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Asha for Women, MD

ASHA for Women is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support to South Asian women living in abusive marriages and homes. Created in 1989 by South Asians to circumvent many of the language, cultural, and social barriers that can stop many from seeking help, ASHA has helped hundreds of women and children move on to lead safer, happier lives.

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Mai Family Services, MI

Mai Family Services has expanded to offer services to all South Asians in Michigan.
In an effort to provide Prevention and Intervention Services, MaiFS fights against the Domestic Violence (DV) and Mental Health issues through community outreach and education programs in addition to offering confidential counseling.

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Kiran, NC

Kiran's mission is to end the cycle of abuse and to serve and empower South Asian victims of domestic violence in North Carolina by providing culturally specific services and comprehensive economic, social and community resources. Kiran is prepared and equipped to provide culturally and gender competent support.

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Saathi for Rochester, NY

We help South Asian men, women and children who may be facing domestic abuse including physical, verbal, economical, emotional, psychological and sexual abuse. We provide a full range of confidential and comprehensive services. The vision of Saathi is the prevention of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the South Asian community.

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Sakhi, NY

Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to represent the South Asian diaspora in a survivor-led movement for gender-justice and to honor the collective and inherent power of all survivors of violence. Sakhi is committed to serving survivors through a combination of efforts including—but not limited to—direct services, advocacy and organizing, technical assistance, and community outreach.

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ADAA, TX

AADA’s mission is to prevent violence against women. We work to strengthen and promote equal and healthy family relations within the Asian American Community. We do this through public awareness, support systems, community empowerment and collaborations with organizations sharing similar goals.

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AFSSA, TX

AFSSA is a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas, that provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.
Our values and mission are reflected in our programs, which integrate culture and language specific direct services, educational programs, and community-based initiatives and advocacy.

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An-Nisa, TX

An Nisa is a non-profit organization working to empower, educate, and enrich the community by providing counseling, educational programs, and the necessary assistance to help our clients regain self-sufficiency.

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Daya, TX

Daya's mission is to empower South Asian survivors of domestic and sexual violence through culturally specific services and to educate the community in an effort to end the cycle of abuse.

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Saweraa, MO

Saweraa provides confidential services to women from South Asian countries

Saweraa works to educate the greater St. Louis community on South Asian issues and decrease cultural barriers. 
Saweraa offers support in a variety of South Asian languages to ensure ease in communication.

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Chaya Seattle, WA

We take measures in fostering and strengthening the well-being, development, peace, love, and joy among communities across the Seattle region by means of outreach programs, education, and other sort of program awareness on the prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

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