SAFETY ALERT: If you are currently being stalked or abused, we recommend that you use a computer that your abuser does not know about, such as at a public library or a trusted friend's home, because abusers often check to see what sites you have visited. There is always a computer trail, but you can leave any page of this site quickly by pressing the ESCAPE button on your keyboard.

Emergency Numbers and South Asian Organizations

If you are in an emergency situation, please dial 911.

If you are in Georgia and need shelter please call 1.800.33.HAVEN(42836)

If you need Domestic Violence resources, please call the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233).

If you need to speak to someone about Sexual Assault/Rape/Incest, call 1.800.656.HOPE

If you are having thoughts or feelings of hurting yourself, please call 1.800.SUICIDE (7842433)

You can also reach the Domestic Violence Program or Himmat Program staff at Raksha on weekdays from 9 AM-5 PM at 404.842.0725 or 1.866.725.7423. Please note we are not a 24-hour crisis hotline. If you reach our voicemail, please leave us a message and also let us know if it is safe to call you back.

Abuse/Violence Related Hotlines in Georgia

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
  • Shelter Hotline 1.800.33.HAVEN(42836)
  • Elder Abuse Hotline 1.888.774.0152/ 404.657.5250
  • Prevent Child Abuse Georgia 1.800.CHILDREN(24453736)
  • Crime Victims Hotline 1.800.FYI.CALL
  • Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE): 1.800.398.2916
  • Human Trafficking/Labor Exploitation Hotline1.888.428.7581

Other Helpful Resources

Resources For Battered Refugee and Immigrant Women in Georgia

Refugee and Immigrant Battered Women Programs: All caseworkers and advocates from below listed projects are bilingual, bicultural and trained in domestic violence issues. They are all members of TAPESTRI, Immigrant and Refugee Coalition Challenging Gender Based Oppression.

AGENCY/PROJECT

SERVICES

Tapestri, Inc. PMB 362, 3939 Lavista Road, Suite E, Tucker, GA 30084

Phone: (404) 299-2185 or 1-866-56-ABUSE

(9am to 5pm – Mon through Fri)

Fax: (770) 270-4184

Email: [email protected]

*Information about and referrals to services available to battered immigrant women in metro Atlanta area

*Multicultural Training

*Legal advocacy

*Technical Assistance

Anti-Human Trafficking Hot Line (8am to 5pm)

1-866-317-3733

*Services to victims of trafficking
Center for Pan Asian Community Services

Office: (770) 936-0969, M-F 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm

Fax: (770) 458-9377

*Interpretation for victims

*Referrals

International Women’s House Hotline: (770) 413-5557 *Shelter for battered refugee and immigrant women and children (max stay for residents is between 1 – 3 months)
Caminar Latino, Inc. P.O. Box 48623 Doraville, GA 30362

Informational Line: 404-651-1375

Latino Families

*Crisis Counseling*Direct Services for victims*Legal advocacy*Support groups for women and children

*Family violence Intervention groups for Latino men

Raksha, Inc. P.O. Box 12337, Atlanta, Georgia 30355

Fax: (404) 876-4525

E-mail: [email protected]

Raksha Helpline: (404) 842-0725

(1 866) 725-7423 or (1 877) 672-5742

M-F 9am to 5pm

South Asian Sub-Continent, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and South Asian Diaspora

*Crisis intervention*Direct Services for victims*Legal Advocacy/Referrals*Support groups and Counseling

*Community education

*Youth mentoring

Refugee Family Violence Prevention Project/ Refugee Family Services Office:

(404) 299-6217 M-F 9am to 5pm

*Crisis counseling*Direct Services for victims*Legal advocacy/referrals*Employment assistance

*Community education

*ESL classes

Women Watch Africa, Inc. Office:

(404) 292-0069 M-F 9am to 5pm

*Legal advocacy and referrals*Community education*Youth group
Shalom Bayit/ Jewish Family and Career Services Office: (770) 677-9322 M-F 9am to 5pm *Counseling*Support groups for women*Community education*Referrals

*Job training and Placement

Refugee Women’s Network (RWN) Office: (404) 299-0180 *Education and advocacy on issues of Domestic Violence
Tapestri Men’s Program Office: 678 698 3612 *24 weeks family violence intervention program for men*Community education

Immigration Legal Clinic: (404) 881-6571 or 885-7483 Catholic Social Services (Immigration Legal Clinic provides free legal assistance for qualified immigrants).

Walk-in: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Attorneys and staff speak Spanish

Battered immigrant women may qualify for assistance in filing for permanent residency (Green Card), self-petitioning, waiver of deportation, employment authorization, etc. Atlanta Legal Aid Society: (404) 377-0705, ext. 234 (Spanish speaking attorneys) Georgia Legal Services : 1-800-643-1212 TDD 1-800-255-0056

National Resources National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (They can provide information in Spanish) National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-THE-LOST (Can assist if there is a fear of child abduction and steps necessary to prevent kidnapping – interstate or outside United States) National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild: (617) 227-9727 Family Violence Prevention Fund: (415) 252-8900 www.endabuse.org NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund: ( 212) 925-6635 www.nowldef.org AT&T Language Line: 1 800 528 5888 (Call this number to have someone interpret for you over the phone. There is a charge for this service from ATT).

Lost-n-Found: Supports LGBT youth ages 13 through 25 and provides transitional housing for youth age 18 to 25. Lost-n-Found Youth also provides services and referrals based on youth needs. Crisis line: 678-856-7825.

List of South Asian Women’s Organizations in the U. S

ALABAMA

1. AshaKiran, A Ray of Hope
P.O Box 12311.Huntsville, AL 35815
Phone: 256-213-9664; Ashaline (Hope line): 256-509-1882
Email: [email protected]; Website: www.ashakiran.com

ARIZONA
2. ASAFSF, Arizona South Asians for Safe Families
P.O. Box 2748, Scottsdale, AZ 2748
Phone: 877-723-3711
E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.asafsf.org

CALIFORNIA
3. Aasra
41835 Albrae St., Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 510-657-1245 and 1246 (office), 1-800-313-ASRA (hotline)
E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.sawnet.org/orgns/aasra.html

4. Maitri
234 E. Gish Rd, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-436-8398 (office); 888-862-4874 (crisis); Fax: 408-436-8381
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]; Website: www.maitri.org

5. Narika
PO Box 14014, Berkeley, CA 94712
Phone: 510-444-6068; Fax: 510-444-6025
E-Mail: [email protected]; Website: www.narika.org

6. Sahara
17918 S. Pioneer Blvd Suite 204, Artesia, CA 90701
Phone: 562-402-4132 (office), 1-888-724-2722 (hotline); Fax: 562-402-6093
E-Mail:[email protected] ; Website: www.Saharaorg.org

7. South Asian Network
18173 S Pioneer Blvd, Suite 1, 2nd floor Artesia, CA 90701
3465 West 8th St. Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: 213-480-9632; 1-800-281-8111 (Helpline); Fax: 562-403-0487

CONNECTICUT

8. Sneha
P.O. Box 271650, W. Hartford CT 06127-1650
Phone: 1-800-58-SNEHA (hotline for CT only), 860.658.4615
E-mail: [email protected] ; Website: www.sneha.orgFLORIDA

9. SAHARA of South Florida
10290 NE Second Avenue. Miami Shores, FL 33138
Helpline 1-866-567-7635
Email: [email protected] ; Website: www.saharafl.org

GEORGIA
10. Raksha
PO Box 12337, Atlanta, GA 30355
Phone: 404-876-0670 (office); 404-842-0725; Fax: 404-876-4525
E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.raksha.org

ILLINOIS
11. Apna Ghar
4753 North Broadway, Suite 632, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-334-0173, 773-334-4663 (crisis), 1800-717-0757 ; Fax: 773-334-0963
E-mail: [email protected]; Website: /www.apnaghar.org
12. Hamdard Center
228 E. Lake St. Suite 300, Addison IL 60101
Phone: 630.835.1432/ 630-860-9122; Fax: 630-835-1433
E-Mail: [email protected]; Website: www.hamdardcenter.org

MARYLAND
13. ASHA – Asian (Women’s) Self-Help Association
PO Box 2084, Rockville, MD 20847-2084
Phone: 202-207-1248
E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.ashaforwomen.org
14. Counselors Helping Asian Indians (CHAI)
4517 Redleaf Court, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410-461-1634 Ext. 2
E-Mail: [email protected]; Website: www.chaicounselors.org

MASSACHUSETTS

15. SAHELI
PO Box 1345, Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: 1-866-4SAHELI
E-Mail: [email protected]; Website: www.saheliboston.org

MICHIGAN
16. Michigan Asian Indian Family Center
32401 West 8 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: 248-477-4985 (office), 1-888-664-8624 (hotline)
Email: [email protected]; Website: www.maifs.org

NEW JERSEY

17. Manavi
PO Box 3103, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Phone: 732-435-1414; Fax: 732-435-1411
E-Mail: [email protected]; Website: www.manavi.org

NEW YORK
18. Islamic Center of Long Island, Domestic Harmony Project
835 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: 516-333-3495; Fax: 516-333-7321
Email: [email protected]; Website: www.icliny.org

19. Sakhi for South Asian Women
PO Box 20208, Greeley Square Station, New York, NY 10001-0006
Phone: 212-714-9153; Helpline No.: 212-868-6741; Fax: 212-564-8745
E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.sakhi.org

20. SAATHI of Rochester
P.O. Box #92 East Rochester, NY 14445-9998
Phone- 585-234-1050
E-Mail: [email protected]; Website: www.saathiofrochester.org

NORTH CAROLINA

21. KIRAN
PO Box 3513, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-3513
E-Mail: [email protected]; Website: www.kiraninc.org

OHIO
22. ASHA – Ray of Hope
583 Franklin Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-326-2121; Fax: 614-223-2131
E-Mail: [email protected]; Website: www.asharayofhope.org

OREGON
23. South Asian Women’s Empowerment & Resources Alliance (SAWERA)
P.O. Box 91242, Portland, OR 97291-0242
Phone: 503-641-2425; Help line: 503-778-7386
Email: [email protected]; Website: www.sawera.org

PENNSYLVANIA
24. Service and Education for Women against Abuse (SEWAA)
PO Box 1591, Havertown, PA 19083
Phone: 215-62-SEWAA
E-Mail: [email protected]; Website: www.sewaa.net

TEXAS

25. Asians Against Domestic Abuse

PO Box 420776. Houston, Texas 77242 – 0776
Hotline: 713-339-8300,
Email: [email protected]; Website: /www.aadainc.org

26. Chetna
P.O. Box 832802, Richardson, TX 75083
Phone: 1-866-410-5565
Email: [email protected]; Website: www.chetna-dfw.org

27. Daya
P.O. Box 571774, Houston, TX 77257
Phone: 713-981-7645 (work), 713-981-7645 (helpline)
Email: [email protected]; Website: www.dayahouston.org

28. Saheli
PO Box 3665, 1806 S. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78764
Phone: 512-703-8745
E-mail: sahe[email protected]; Website: www.saheli-austin.org

VIRGINIA
Asha (please see details under Maryland)

WASHINGTON, DC

Asha (please see details under Maryland)

WASHINGTON
29. Chaya
P.O. Box 22291, Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-568-7576 (office); 206-325-0325 (hotline); 1-877-922-4292 (toll free)
E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.chayaseattle.org
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Domestic Violence Organizations in South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka)

Domestic Violence Agencies in South Asia

Bangladesh:

 

Ain-O-Salish Kendro

Nina Goswami

26/3 Purana Paltan Line,

Dhaka -1000, Bangladesh

Phone: 880-2-9337173

NariPokkho

Address: House 51 Road 9/A,

Dhanmondi R.A.,

Dhaka 1201, Bangladesh.

Tel: 88-2-819-917 or 1431 or 6518

E-Mail: [email protected]

India:

Women’s Rights Initiative

Pro bono legal aid cell for domestic violence

63 / 2, First floor, Masjid road, J

ungpura, New Delhi.

Ph: 4316925 / 4313904 / 432101.

Email: [email protected].

CREA

2/14 Shantiniketan

New Delhi-110021

Phone: 011- 6883209,4107983

Fax: 6481610

Email: [email protected]

Action India

5/27 A, Jangpura B

New Delhi 110014

Phone: 011-6828233(H)/4314785 (O)

Fax: 011-4327470/4601245

Email: [email protected]

Talking About Reproductive And Sexual

Health Issues (TARSHI)

49 Golf Links, 2nd floor

New Delhi – 110003

Phone: 91-11-4654603

Sakshi

A Violence Intervention for Women and Children

B-67 South Extension Part-1, First Floor,

New Delhi-110065. Tel: 4643946/4623295

Email: [email protected]

Nirantar

B – 64 2ND floor,

Sarvodaya Enclave,

New Delhi – 110017

Phone: 91-11-696634

Sachetna

Contact: Rajashri Dasgupta

31, Mahairban Road,

Calcutta,West Bengal

Email: [email protected]

Socio-Legal Aid Research and Training Center

P-112 Lake Terrace,

Calcutta, West Bengal

Pragatisheel Mahila Manch

211 N. Ho Chi Minh Road,

Sarania, Behala,

Calcutta 700 061

Swayam,

11 Balu Hakkak Lane

Kolkata 700017

West Bengal

91 33 2280 3688/3429/2754

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: http://www.swayam.info/

Pradan

Dhanbad Road

PO-Barhi

Dist. Hazaribagh – 825405

Jharkhand

Phone: 06543 – 66284

Email: [email protected] [email protected]

Women’s Initiatives ( WINS)

6-8-1017 NGO Colony, K.T. Road

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh – 517 507

Phone: 08574-30607

Asmita Resource Center For Women

10-3-96, Plot 283, 4th Floor,

Street 6, Teachers Colony,

East Marredpally,

Secunderabad – 500 026

Andhra Pradesh, India

Phone: 91-40-7733251/ 7733229

Hyderabad Women’s Collective

1-9-113/27/1/B (423)

Dayanand Nagar, Vidya Nagar

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Phone: 91-40-6215730 (H)/91-40-6590954 (O)

Email: [email protected]

International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC),

Address – # 19, Mooker Nallamuthu Street,

Chennai 600 001.

Phones: Office 25279085, 52053280; Fax : 25230951

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Crisis Lines (56105595 / 56105596)

Vimochana

2124 16th B Main 1-A Cross,

HAL IInd Stage,

Bangalore 560038.

Phone: (city code = 80) 526 9307

Majlis

Bldg. No.4 Block A/2

Golden Valley

Kalina Kurla Road

Kalina, Mumbai 400 098

Phone: 91-22-618 0394

Fax: 91-22-614 8539

Email: [email protected]

United Voluntary Youth Council

Keishampat, Modhu Bhawan

Imphal – 795001

Phone: 91-385-228774

Fax: 91-385-241333/244317

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

TATHAPI

425 DP, 77 Mukund Nagar

T. M. V. Colony

Pune 411037

Phone: 020 – 6879897(H)/4270659(O)

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Mahila Sarvangeen Utkarsh Mandal( MASUM)

11 Archana Apts, Kanchanjanga Arcade,

163 Solarpur Road,

Hadapsar, Pune – 411 028

Phone: 91-020-6875058

Special Cell For Women And Children Of

The TATA Institute Of Social Sciences (TISS)

Deonar, Mumbai – 400088

Phone: 91-22-2620111

SANCHETANA – Community Health & Research Centre

O-45/46, New York Trade Centre

Near Thaltej Crossroad

Sarkhej – Gandhinagar Highway

Ahmedabad – 380054

Gujarat

Phone: 79-7410564(H)/6857848(O)

Fax: 91-79-6843395

Email: [email protected]

North East Network

Indralaya, La-Chumiere,

Shillong – Meghalaya

Phone: 0364 – 211425

Anweshi Women’s Counselling Centre,

Near YWCA,

Cannanore Road,

Kozhikode 673 001.

Nepal:

Nepal Trade On Congress NTUC

GPO 5507

Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: 00977-1-437402 or 432298 (H)/527443 (O)

Fax: 00977-1-527469

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

ASMITA Publication House

Post Box no. 4975

Kathmandu

Nepal

Phone: 01-468791/474623/01-252445

Fax: 01-221158/267929

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Research On Environment Health And Population Activities (CREHPA)

P.O. Box: 9626,

Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: 977 – 1- 530344 / 530341

Saathi

Non-governmental organization working in

the area of violence against women and girls

Address: P.O. Box 7770,

Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel: (977)1-411-078 or 411-209

Email: [email protected]

Pakistan:

Marie Stopes Society

21-C, Commercial Area

Sunset Boulevard

D.H.A. Phase 2

Karachi,  Pakistan

Phone: (o) 92-21-5389151,5389127,5889876

Email: [email protected]

Islanabad Womens Welfare Agency

House #10, Street # 43

F8/1 Islamabad

Pakistan

Phone: 051-2293609 (H)/051-2250199 (O)

Email: [email protected]

Women Living Under Muslim Laws -Asia Coordination Office

c/o Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Center,

PO Box 5192,

Lahore 15,

Contact Person: Farida Shaheed,

Email: [email protected]

AGHS Legal Aid Center

131 Gulberg III Lahore, Pakistan

Tel: 92-42-879-273 or 871-813

Fax: 92-42-576-3236

Email: [email protected]

The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)

Address: PO Box 372,

Quetta, Pakistan

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.rawa.org

Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Centre

Address: P.O. Box 5192

Lahore, Pakistan

Email: [email protected]

Sri Lanka

International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia)

237/22 Vijaya Kumaratunga Mawatha,

Colombo 5, Sri Lanka

Tel: 94-1-809-538

Fax: 94-1-809-467

Email: [email protected]

Though Raksha primarily serves the South Asian community, we provide services to all those who face similar barriers to justice, regardless of ability, country of origin, race, religion, caste, socioeconomic status, gender identity, age, immigration status, or sexual orientation.

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