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What to do When Guides

What to do When Guides

(We are looking for someone to compile these guides by the current information and resources available)

What to do When Guides and where to go in the time of need

What to do, if you are having conflicts with your immediate family?

What to do, if you are considering running away from home?

What to do, if you are being forced to get married?

What to do, if you are afraid for your safety?

What to do, if you are in an abusive relationship? With your husband, another family member or anyone else

What to do, if you are being forced to do anything? Leave the country

What to do, if you are being stalked?

What to do, if you find out that someone else is in trouble and want to help?

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Resources for South Asian Women

Resources for South Asian Women

I NEED HELP

In case of Emergency call 911 in Canada

Even if you are lonely, you can call this number to get help.

Distress Line 905-459-7777     or     905-584-7770

Service in Hindi, Urdu or Punjabi

Completely anonymous and confidential phone support

in 154 languages

Assaulted Women’s Helpline – http://www.awhl.org/

AWHL Contact Numbers Toronto
GTA 416.863.0511
Toll Free 1.866.863.0511
TTY 416.364.8762
Toll Free TTY 1.866.863.7868
Mobile #SAFE (#7233)Completely anonymous and confidential in 154 languages

These are Resources for South Asian women, you can find out from Calling 311 (City of Toronto’s Services Directory) Call 211 (United Ways Service Directory)

Toronto, Ontario: South Asian Women Centre

Markham, Ontario: Social Services Network

Brampton, Ontario: Punjabi Community Health Centre

Scarborough, Ontario: South Asian Family Support Services

Association of Women of India and Canada (AWIC)

I  AM WORRIED ABOUT SOMEONE I KNOW

For non-emergency police numbers to get help:

Toronto 416-808-2222

Brampton 905-453-3311

In Canada, please call crime stoppers to give a tip 1-800-222-8477

Free  and Confidential Helplines

Health Services Information 24/7, Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600. Chat: Mental Health Helpline

Drug & Alcohol Helpline 1-800-565-8603. Chat: Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Problem Gambling Helpline 1-888-230-3505 Chat: Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline

DETERMINE IF YOU ARE IN DANGER

Danger Assessment Tool


Emergency numbers in different US states 

India specific contact information

Many women do not report violence against them.

Women are in isolation, inability to work, loss of wages, lack of participation in regular activities, and limited ability to care for themselves and their children. 

It is not your fault and you are not alone. Get facts from a police website below:
Types of Abuse
Physical Effects of Abuse
Mental/Psychological Effects
Battered Woman’s Syndrome

You are not alone….and it is not your fault. You can find out more information about how to deal with abuse by clicking here.

 

List of women shelters in Canada

List of women shelters in USA

Women’s shelters in England

Domestic Violence Agencies in Australia

South Asian Women’s Organizations

Alliance For South Asian Aids Prevention

South Asian Women’s Resources

Women’s Media Content

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/tv-schedule/

SOUTH ASIAN RESOURCES BY STATE

ALABAMA

AshaKiran
PO Box 12311, Huntsville, AL 35811.
Hotline: (256)-509-1882
Crisis center: (256)-716-1000
Email: ashak117@yahoo.com

ARIZONA

ASAFSF, Arizona South Asians for Safe Families

PO Box 2748, Scottsdale, AZ 85252-2748.
Hotline: 1-877-SAFE-711 (1-877-723-3711)
Email: info@asafsf.org, asafsf@gmail.com
Website: http://www.asafsf.org
ASAFSF is a registered, non-profit, community-based organization providing support and services to victims of domestic violence in the South Asian community in Arizona.

CALIFORNIA

Aasra

41835 Albrae Street, Fremont, CA, 94538

Hotline (800) 313 ASRA

Office (510) 657 1245

Office (510) 657 1246

Email: asraa1@aol.com

Website: http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/users/sawweb/sawnet/aasra.html

DV organization – Shelter services available.


Maitri

234 E. Gish Road, Suite # 200
San Jose, CA 95112

Helpline (888) 8 MAITRI (800.862.4874)  Mon- Fri 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Office(408) 436 8398

Office (408) 436 8393

Fax    (408) 436 8381

Email: maitri@maitri.org

Website: http://www.maitri.org

Cultural Displacement, Conflict Resolution and Domestic Violence – Transitional House services available.


Narika

P.O. Box 14014

Berkeley, CA 94714

Hotline (800) 215 7308

Office  (510) 540 0754

Fax     (510) 540 0201

Email: narika@narika.org

Website: http://www.narika.org

DV organization


Orphans & Battered Women Foundation International, Inc.

2680 N. Vista Glen Road

Orange, CA 92867-1739

Office (714) 637 1613

Fax    (323) 725 6969


Sahara

17918 South Pioneer Blvd. Suite 206

Artesia, CA 90701

Hotline (888) 724 2722

Office    (562) 402 4132

Fax        (562) 402 60963

Email: saharaorg@yahoo.com

Website: www.charityfocus.org/sahara

DV organization
My Sahana
P.O. Box 361301
Milpitas, CA 95036-1301
Office: (408) 657 9569

Website: www.mysahana.org 
Awareness about mental health, emotional health and overall well-being in the South Asian community by providing culturally-sensitive information as well as helpful resources and tips

South Asian Network

18173 South Pioneer Blvd. Suite 1

Artesia, CA 90701

Help line (800) 281 8111

Office    (562) 403-0488

Fax:      (562) 403 0487

Email: saninfo@southasiannetwork.org

Website: www.southasiannetwork.org


Trikone

P. O. Box 14161

San Francisco, CA 94414

Voice mail (415) 487 8778

Email: trikone@trikone.org

Website: http://www.trikone.org

Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender South Asians.

CONNECTICUT

Sneha

P.O. BOX 271650

West Hartford, CT 06127-1650

(800) 58 – SNEHA (hotline for Connecticut only)

(860) 658 4615

Email: sneha@sneha.org

Website: http://www.sneha.org

DV Organization.

GEORGIA

Raksha, Inc.

P.O. Box 12337

Atlanta, Georgia – 30355.

Office (404) 876 0670

Toll Free (866) 725  7423

Toll Free (877) 672  5742

Helpline (404) 842 0725

Fax       (404) 876-4525

Email: raksha@mindspring.com

Website: http://www.raksha.org

DV organization

 

ILLINOIS

 

Apna Ghar

4753 N. Broadway, Suite 502

Chicago, IL 60640

Crisis line      (800) 717 0757 Illinois only

Out of State  (773)334 4663

Office           (773) 334 0173

Fax              (773) 334 0963

Email: info@apnaghar.org

Website: http://www.apnaghar.org

DV Organization – Shelter services available.
Hamdard Center

228 E. Lake Street, Suite 300

Addison, IL 60101

Office    (630) 835 1430

(630) 860 9122

Email:  admin@hamdardcenter.org

Website: www.hamdardcenter.org

 

Khuli Zaban

Chicago/Illinois/ Ohio/Michigan/Indiana areas

Phone  (312) 409 2753

The South Asian/Middle Eastern Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Women’s Organization

MARYLAND

ASHA Asian (Women’s) Self- Help Association
P.O. Box 34303

West Bethesda, MD 20827

Hotline (800) 799.7233

Office  (202) 207 1248

Email: asha@ashaforwomen.org

Website http://www.ashaforwomen.org

DV organization.
Counselors Helping Asian Indians (CHAI, Inc.)

4517 Redleaf Court

Ellicott City, MD 21043

Office (410) 461 1634 Ext 2

Email: raziachai@hotmail.com

 

MASSACHUSSETS

Saheli

P O Box 1345

Burlington, MA 01803

Office (866) 4 SA HELI

Website: www.saheliboston.org

MICHIGAN

Michigan Asian Indian Family Center (MAIFS)

28650 11 Mile Rd Suite 218

Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Hotline (888) 664 8624

Office (248) 477 4985

Email: info@maifs.org

Website: http://www.maifs.org/

Helping DV victims, widowed/divorce spouses, mental depression & medical illness patients, and elderly persons.

NEW JERSEY

Manavi
P.O. Box 3103
New Brunswick , NJ 08901
Office (732) 435 1414
Fax    (732) 435 1411
Email: Manavi@manavi.org
Website: http://www.manavi.org
DV Organization
Transitional House services available.

NEW YORK

Islamic Center of Long Island, Domestic Violence Committee

835 Brush Hollow Road

Westbury, NY 11590

Office (516) 333-3495

Fax (516) 333 7321

Email: icli.icli@verizon.net


Pragati

11-45 Union Turnpike, Lower Level

Forest Hills, NY 11375

Office (516) 487 0929

Fax     (718) 459 2971

Email: pragatiinc@aol.com


Saathi of Rochester

P O Box 92

East Rochester, NY 14445

Office (585) 234 1050

Email: saathi_rochester@yahoo.com

Website: www.saathiofrochester.org


Sakhi for South Asian women

PO Box 20208

Greeley Square Station

New York, NY, 10001

Helpline  (212) 868 6741

Office      (212) 714 9153

Fax          (212) 5648745

Email: contactus@sakhi.org

Website: www.sakhi.org

NORTH CAROLINA

KIRAN: Domestic Violence and Crisis Services for South Asians in North Carolina

PO Box 3513

Chapel Hill, NC 27515-3513

Office (919) 865  4006

Helpline (866) KIRAN INC  (866) 547  2646

Email: kiraninc@hotmail.com

Website: http://www.kiraninc.org

DV organization – Promote the self-reliance and empowerment of South Asian women who are in crisis through outreach, peer support, and referrals in a confidential manner.

 

OHIO

ASHA- Ray of Hope

655 E. Livingston Avenue

Columbus, OH  43205

Office (614) 722 5988

Email: asharayofhope@yahoo.com

OREGON

South Asian Women’s Empowerment and Resources Alliance (SAWERA)

P.O. Box 91242

Portland, OR 97291 0242

Helpline (503) 778 7386

Office     (503) 641 2425

Email: sawera@sawera.org

Website: http://www.sawera.org

DV – organization – Provides free referrals to South Asian women domestic violence (DV) victims seeking shelter, legal help, job placement, child care and counseling.

PENNSYLVANIA

Service and Education for Women Against Abuse (SEWAA)

P.O. Box 1591

Havertown, PA 19083

Office  (215) 62 – SEWAA

Email: sewaa@sewaa.net

Website: http://www.sewaa.net

TEXAS

Asians Against Domestic Abuse (AADA)

AADA

PO Box. 420776

Houston TX 77242

Office  (713) 339 8300

Email: nfo@addainc.org

Website:  www.aadainc.org

DV help to all Asian women

 

An-Nisa’ Hope Center
P. O. Box 1086, Spring, TX 77383-1086
Tel: (713) 339-0803 Fax: (281) 719-0355
info@ annisahopecenter.org

Services Include: Education and Career Training, Shelter, Medical and Legal Assistance, and Outreach. www.annisahopecenter.org Promoting a new beginning through: Outreach, Education, Counseling. Bridging the gap with: Training, Job placement, Medical and legal aid. Other Goals: Providing a safe and healthy, Islamic Environment

 

 

Chetna

P O Box 832802

Richardson, TX 75083

Email: chetna_dsw@yahoo.com


Daya
P.O. Box 571774

Houston, TX 77257

Office  (713) 914 1333

Email: info@dayahouston.org

Website: http://www.dayahouston.org

DV organization


Saheli

P. O. Box 3665

South 5th Street

Austin, TX 78764

Office  (512) 703 8745

Email: saheli@saheli-austin.org

Website: http://www.saheli-austin.org

DV Organization – to work toward preventing abuse in family relationships, to break the cycle of violence and pursue a cycle of peace.

WASHINGTON

Chaya

P. O. Box 22291

Seattle, WA 98122-0291

Toll-free  (877) 922  4292

Hotline    (206) 325 0325

Office       (206) 568 7576

Email: chaya@chayaseattle.org

Website: http://www.chayaseattle.org
DV organization – Provides translation and interpretation services, referrals to shelters, counseling, medical services, legal and immigration services, community outreach, and training.

 

WASHINGTON D.C

KhushDC

Website: http://www.khushdc.org
DV organization – Provides a safe and supportive environment, promotes awareness and acceptance, and fosters positive cultural and sexual identity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning(LGBTQ) and additional gender or sexual minority South Asians in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. 

Narika.org Education Programs Healthy Families Healthy Communities

Healthcare Provider Outreach

Narika is looking for volunteers to join our healthcare outreach project committee. We need your input and help to educate physicians, specifically South Asian physicians that work with South Asian populations, on how to recognize and screen for domestic violence in a culturally appropriate way.

Mother’s Group

Narika’s Mother’s Group promotes healthy well-being within the South Asian community. The group provides a space for new mothers to voice their concerns and ask questions about mothering and infant care and is facilitated by physicians from Kaiser Permenante.

Financial Planning Seminar

Narika’s free financial planning seminar educates attendees on how to make practical financial decisions with easy tools. Experts from the fields of Financial and Estate Planning discuss securing your credit and keeping it safe, practical tips on saving for the future, estate planning tips and protecting your assets for the next generation.

Self-defense Class

Narika’s women-only self-defense workshop stresses the importance of knowing your surroundings, being aware of potentially dangerous situations and looking at things from a different perspective, as someone who is in control rather than a victim. The class will cover self-defense techniques that really work and some common sense preventative measures to incorporate into your lifestyle.

Faith Based Community Outreach

Narika partners with different religious groups within the South Asian community to develop faith-sensitive programs for violence-free living.

Narika Speaker’s Bureau

Our Speaker’s Bureau provides training, workshops and consultation to medical or mental health professionals, domestic violence agencies, police departments, youth and community organizations, and educational institutions in order to increase cultural sensitivity and competence. Narika also provides technical assistance to women in rural areas to assist them in establishing their own networks based on our model.

Men’s Outreach

Trained volunteers conduct workshops and discussions around cultural and community pressures that perpetuate violent behaviors; and the devastating effects of violence in the home on the male psyche.

Media Campaign

Narika’s media campaign strives to mobilize South Asians in the fight against domestic violence. The campaign includes:

  • Print advertisements in South Asian publications
  • A 60-second made-for-television public service announcement
  • Public Service announcements on Hindi, English and Punjabi radio programs

 South Asian General Charities Resource List

  • ProPoor is a searchable web site that lists NGO’s working in South Asia.
  • Aasthan Latif Welfare Society is a non-political, non-government, non-commercial/profit, non-religious organization dedicated to promoting basic education for girls in Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Abhay Ashram is an association for Social Health in Bangalore, India.
  • AID — Association for India’s Development research, direct action, advocacy, and fundraising for just, equitable, sustainable development in health, environment, energy, education, local economy, rural enterprise and cultural survival for life and livelihood.
  • ANaRDe Foundation (ACIL-Navasarjan Rural Development Foundation) supports economic upliftment, educational, health, tree plantation, and social/cultural development in villages, with an emphasis on economic activities. Contact them at c/o Aegis Chemical Industries, Baldota Bhavan, 4th Floor, 117 Maharshi Karve Marg, Mumbai-400 016. Tel: 91 22 2032059 Email: gd10@leicester.ac.uk
  • AODB — American Organization for the Development of Bihar is aimed at developing the most impoverished region of India.
  • ASHA is an action group for basic education in India.
  • Books in Every Home is a nonprofit that works with villagers and writers in Nepal to foster an environment in which reading is truly a part of life, and books are found in every home.
  • Chandaria Foundation trains Gujarati teachers, and provides free Gujarati language literature. Contact Govind Desai, 56 Loughborough Rd, Leicester LE4 5LD, UK.
  • Cross-Cultural Solutions is a nonprofit that aims to empower local communities, foster cultural sensitivity and understanding and further social progress in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Volunteer programs – short and long-term. See also their yearly women’s tour of India, Saheli.
  • CRY – Child Relief and You is an independent organization which aims to provide Indian children with food, clothing, shelter and education.
  • Children in Need – UK works for malnourished mothers and children in India.
  • Dooley Foundat ion-Intermed has had programs in Nepal for 30 years. They focus on health education, health worker training, preventive medicine, and maternal/child care.
  • Educate the Children is a non-profit organization based in Ithaca, NY and Kathmandu, Nepal. E.T.C. provides a variety of educational opportunities for thousands of impoverished women and children in Nepal. Our programs include community sponsorships, literacy classes, women’s development groups, income-generation training, agricultural and health training, the establishment of kindergarten programs, and early childhood curriculum development. Contact them at info@etc-nepal.org, or (607) 272-1176 or by mail at Educate the Children. P.O. Box 414, Ithaca, NY 14850.
  • Foster Parents Plan works to find a solution to the complex problem of child prostitution through education, awareness training and skills training. They work with local partners in Bihar.
  • Friends of Khasdobir works with the community of Khasdobir, Bangladesh for development and education.
  • Gram Dhan India Foundation is dedicated to the cause of village development, and specifically works with children, women and the unemployed. They have child sponsorship programs, training programs for villagers, and a marketing organization. Contact them at cmarathe@vsnl.com. 6, Chhaya,Lane No.1, Dahanukar Colony, Kothrud, Pune- 411 029. Phone: 0091 020 – 363289/ 234692 Fax: 234692
  • Global Volunteers coordinates volunteer activites in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific.
  • Gurukul — the Teacher’s Family is a non-profit group working for literacy and housing in India and in the third world in general.
  • Hope and Home offers meaningful volunteer opportunities for international volunteers. They seek sustainable solutions for education, health, conservation, orphans’ care, and development issues. They have placed over 60 volunteers from 10 different countries in community development projects across Nepal.
  • Hope for Children is a non-sectarian, non-political, non-profit that assists handicapped, orphaned, poor &/or exploited children by providing education, healthcare and advancing their rights.
  • Indo-American Charity Foundation (IACF) helps the poor and underprivileged in the Houston area, including food banks, rehab missions, Casa de Esparanza, Star of Hope, and blankets for the homeless. Contact Sujata Sachdeva (713) 661-4172 or Dinkar Chheda (281) 537-9308
  • India Development Service provides seed money to small but innovative grass-roots projects in India.
  • International Development Exchange (IDEX) supports community-based development efforts in Africa, Asia and Latin America-and engages U.S. based people in educational partnerships with communities overseas. Current projects include $5,470 to buy sewing machines for women in a village in Andhra Pradesh, so they can generate their own income.
  • India Literacy Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to making India 100% literate.
  • Jospice International is a UK-registered charity that works in Pakistan, India, the UK, and South America.
  • Nalamdana in Chennai focuses on health, education, and women’s leadership.
  • Nagwa Foundation works with and for dowry victims in and around Varanasi.
  • Paadhai Trust grew out of the attempt to provide longterm help to those affected by the December 2004 tsunami. Based in Bangalore, they work with competent and trustful NGOs to educate, train, and assist populations towards self-sustenance.
  • Pratham aims to achieve “Universal Primary Education” in Mumbai by the year 2000.
  • The Rebecca Sanctuary is a UK-based charity dedicated to providing shelter, medical assistance and help to Nepalese women sold into prostitution. Contact: The Police Station, Whitchurch, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6DJ UK. Tel: 01600 890385 Fax: 44 1600 890385. Email:AFFIE@cooper640.freeserve.co.uk
  • SAFE — Save a Female through Education funds the education of girl students in India.
  • Save a Family Plan is a London, Ontario based NGO that works in India. SAFP is working toward the empowerment of the poor irrespective of caste, creed, gender or political affiliation.
  • Sakshi is a violence intervention center in New Delhi, India, that provides training, credit, counselling and education about violence against women.
  • Samhati, a Washington-based non-profit organization of women that funds projects aimed at improving the social and economic conditions of women and children in Bangladesh.
  • The SEVA Foundation promotes projects around the world related to health, nutrition, education, economic sustainability, environmental protection, cultural survival, human dignity, and social and economic justice.
  • Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) works for the Tamil refugees in Sri Lanka.
  • Vibha is a US based non-religious, non-political, non-profit organization to help underprivileged children in India.

 

Organization Website Phone Services
Apna Ghar www.apnaghar.org 773-334-0173 Legal, economic, Translation, Crisis
Apna Ghar http://www.apnaghar.org/ 773-334-4663 Apna Ghar (Our Home) fosters safe, stable, and positive family relations free from domestic violence.
ASAFSF  — Arizona www.asafsf.org 877-723-3711 Helpline & Support; Community outreach, trainings
Asha for Women http://ashaforwomen.org/ 202-683-2019
Asian American Public Policy Institute 650-938-8645 n/a
Asian Women’s Shelter www.sfaws.org (877) 751-0880 Nationally recognized shelter program, language advocacy program, crisis line, case management, and programs in support of underserved communities such as queer Asian survivors and trafficked survivors.
Counselors Helping Asian Indians (CHAI)   MD www.chaicounselors.org 410-461-1634 Ext. 2 Works with mental health professionals and social services agencies to increase their cultural proficiency when working with the South Asian community.
DVRP http://www.dvrp.org/ (202) 464-4477 increase access to resources and improve the safety of A/PI survivors of domestic violence, regardless of income level, immigration status, and English language proficiency.
Hamdard www.hamdardcenter.org 866-305-3933 Parenting skills training, counseling, mentoring, outreach programs, collaboration with all available community services
Indus http://www.induswomenleaders.org/ n/a Mentorship
Indus http://www.induswomenleaders.org/ n/a n/a
NYAWC http://www.nyawc.org/info/resources.html n/a n/a
Maitri www.maitri.org n/a Houses, legal help
Manavi http://www.manavi.org/; http://www.praxisinternational.org/advocacy.aspx (732) 435-1414 Counseling/Advocacy, Legal Clinics, Support Groups, Transitional Home, Interpretation
Narika http://www.narika.org/index.php 800-215-7308 Helpline & Support; Community outreach, anti-trafficking
NYAWC http://www.nyawc.org/ 1-212-732-0054 n/a
Raksha www.raksha.org (1 866) 725-7423 Outreach and education vehicles include community forums,
SAALT http://www.saalt.org/pages/National-Coalition.html 301-270-1855 Speaker’s bureau, community programs
Saawa http://www.sawnet.org/orgns/saawa.html (607) 962-3277 n/a
Sahara www.saharafl.org 866-567-7635 Support and guidance in getting the help a victim needs. Educational forums, workshops, referrals to physicians, lawyers, translations services. Newsletters
Saheli Boston http://www.saheliboston.org/ 866-472-4354 SAHELI OFFERS FREE CLASSES & GROUPS to the COMMUNITY: Computer training, English,
SAKHI http://www.sakhi.org/  1-212-714-9153 n/a
Sawera http://sawera.org/  (503) 778-7386 Protection against domestic violence in Oregon
SAWLF http://www.southasianwomen.org/ n/a Speaker’s bureau, community programs
Sawnet www.sawnet.org (510) 651-0178 n/a
Sawro http://sawro.wordpress.com/ 416 686 0701
Sneha www.sneha.org (860) 537-0795 Book readings, seminars: Target Groups: India, Pakistan, Bangla Desh, Sri Lanka, Nepal
Michigan Asian Indian Family Center Michigan Asian Indian Family Center 248-477-4985 Trained volunteers, Counseling, translation, legal aid, transitional housing, referrals to shelters and services
SAATHI http://www.saathiofrochester.org/ (585) 234-1050 We are here to help South Asian women (women of Bangladeshi, Nepali, Indian, Pakistani, and Sri Lankan origin or descent) who are in an abusive relationship.
KIRAN www.kiraninc.org 1-877- 625- 4726 We spread awareness in the community on household and domestic violence faced by South Asian women & in many cases also by men. We cooperate and collaborate with organizations in the USA and elsewhere with similar objectives.
Asians Against Domestic Abuse www.aadainc.org 713-339-8300 Public awareness, support systems, community empowerment, and collaborations with organizations sharing similar goals.
 Service and Education for Women against Abuse (SEWAA) PA www.sewaa.net (215) 62-SEWAA Legal, economic, Translation, Crisis intervention, counseling, help line

Other Domestic Violence Organizations in New York City

Organization Hotline/Phone # Website
Alianza Dominicana, Inc. (212) 740-1960 alianzadom.org
Barrier Free Living, Inc. (212) 533-4358 bflnyc.org
DRUM-Desis Rising Up and Moving (718) 205-3036 drumnyc.org
New York Association for New Americans (888) 242-5838 nyana.org
NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (212) 714-1141 avp.org
Safe Horizon, Inc. (800) 621-HOPE safehorizon.org
Sanctuary for Families (212) 349-6009 sanctuaryforfamilies.org
STEPS to End Family Violence (212) 410-4200
Urban Women’s Retreat (212) 690-6490 uriny.org
Violence Intervention Program, Inc. (800) 664-5880 vipmujeres.org
CONNECT (212) 683-0015 connectnyc.org
Park Slope Safe Homes Project (718) 499-2151
Sakhi for South Asian Women (212) 868-6741 sakhi.org
Korean American Family Service Center, Inc. (718) 460-3800 kafsc.org
Garden of Hope (718) 321-8862
Brooklyn DA’s Office (Community Programs) (718) 250-3300 brooklynda.org
Arab-American Family Support Center (718) 643-8000 aafscny.org

If you live in a region not noted on this list and need assistance, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE and they will direct you to a domestic violence organization in your area.

Organization Hotline/Phone # Website City, State
Asian Women’s Shelter (877) 751-0880 sfaws.org San Francisco, CA
Apna Ghar, Inc. (800) 717-0757 apnaghar.org Chicago, IL
ASHA, Asian (Women’s) Self-Help Association (888) 417-2742 ashaforwomen.org Washington,  DCBaltimore, MD
Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) (202) 464-4477 dvrp.org Washington, DC
Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center (206) 467-9976 apiwfsc.org Seattle, WA
Asian Pacific Women’s Center (213) 250-2977 apwcla.org Los Angeles, CA
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (617) 338-2355 atask.org Boston, MA
Asian Women United of Minnesota (AWUM) (612) 724-8823 awum.org Saint Paul, MN
Center for the Pacific Asian Family, Inc. (CPAF) (800) 339-3940 cpaf.info Los Angeles, CA
Chaya (877) 92CHAYA chayaseattle.org Seattle, WA
Daya (713) 914-1333 dayahouston.org Houston, TX
Kiran (866) KIRAN-INC kiraninc.org Chapel Hill, NC
Manavi, Inc. (732) 435-1414 manavi.org New Brunswick, NJ
Raksha, Inc. (866) 725-7423 raksha.org Atlanta, GA
Asians Against Domestic Abuse (AADA) (713) 339-8300 aadainc.org Houston, TX
KAN-WIN: Korean American Women in Need (773) 583-0880 kanwin.org Chicago, IL
Maitri (888) 8MAITRI maitri.org Sunnyvale, CA
SAHELI (512) 703-8745 saheli-austin.org Austin, TX
SAWERA (503) 788-7386 sawera.org Portland, OR

For a complete list, visit http://www.apiahf.org/apidvinstitute/ResearchAndPolicy/agency.htm

Other Asian Social Services Agencies in New York City

Organization Phone Website Service Area(s)
Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Inc. (APICHA) (212) 334-7940 apicha.org HIV/Aids
Asian Americans For Equality, Inc. (212) 979-8381 aafe.org Housing, Various
Asian LifeNet (877) 990-8585 mhaofnyc.org Mental Health
Brooklyn Chinese-American Association (718) 438-0008 Various
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (212) 379-6986 cbwchc.org Health
Chinese-American Planning Council (212) 941-0920 cpc-nyc.org Various
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (212) 809-4675 cacf.org Education, Referrals forChildren’s Services
Hamilton-Madison House Inc. (212) 349-3724 hmh100.com Various
Korean American Family Service Center, Inc. (718) 460-3800 kafsc.org Various
Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) (718) 939-6137 kcsny.org Various
Queens Child Guidance Center – Asian Outreach Program (718) 651-7770 qcgc.org Children’s Services
Sakhi for South Asian Women (212) 868-6741 sakhi.org Domestic Violence

For a complete list, please visit http://www.aafny.org/directory/new/default.asp orhttp://www.cacf.org/directories/local/index.html

Legal Organizations

Organization Phone Website
Legal Aid of New York (212) 577-3300 legal-aid.org
Queens Legal Services (718) 657-0424 queenslegalservices.org
Brooklyn DA’s Office (Community Programs) (718) 250-3300 brooklynda.org
South Brooklyn Legal Services (718) 237-5500 sbls.org
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (212) 966-5932 aaldef.org
City Bar Justice Center (212) 382-6600 nycbar.org
Urban Justice Center (646) 602-5600 urbanjustice.org
Sanctuary for Families (800) 942-6906 sanctuaryforfamilies.org
InMotion (212) 695-3800 inmotiononline.org
Lawyers Alliance for New York (212) 219-1800 lany.org

More Online Information about Domestic Violence and National Domestic Violence Organizations

Organization Website
Family Violence Prevention Fund endabuse.org
New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence opdv.state.ny.us/about_dv/index.html
National Network to End Domestic Violence nnedv.org
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence ncadv.org
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women vawnet.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline ndvh.org
New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence nyscadv.org
Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence apiahf.org/apidvinstitute/default.htm

Find Your Local New York City Police Precinct

ci.nyc.ny.us/html/nypd/html/phone.html or http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/mp/Portal.do

Source: http://www.nyawc.org/info/resources.html

Countries which use the free 112 number for emergencies include:

Canadian South Asian Women Resources
Toronto Organization Helping – http://www.sawc.org/

http://www.sawc.org/

Sharon organization doing something to support women

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