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Raksha, Inc is adhering to COVID-19 safety recommendations and has staff working remotely via having calls forwarded, checking emails and utilizing telemental health when appropriate. We continue to be there for our clients and community and can be reached at our office number from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday and by email: [email protected]

Who we are

Raksha, meaning protection, is a local non profit serving the South Asian community since 1995. Raksha's mission is to promote a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education, and advocacy .

Why we do it

Raksha works to ensure South Asian and other immigrant survivors have equal access to their legal rights, services, safety, and their well being . Raksha's staff and volunteers along with its Board members strongly believe in upholding its values.

What we do

Raksha works towards healing, empowerment, and justice to South Asian survivors of violence that is culturally responsive . We work together with people from all countries and religions from South Asian continent.

FAMILY COURTS: TRIALS AND TRAUMA

November 2021 Family Court Awareness Month The legal system can be daunting, as it is, for survivors of domestic violence to navigate on their own. In honor of Family Court Awareness Month we’d hope to shed light on the challenges that immigrant and refugee survivors face as they navigate the family court system. The family […]

POWER HOURS: To donate to Raksha on GAGives for Giving Tuesday!

HELP POWER UP YOUR DONATIONS ON Giving Tuesday! Donate on GAGives.org/story/raksha2021 during power hours to help us to be picked for prizes: Raksha is registered for the following prizes on GAGives 2021: Carr, Riggs & Ingram Leaderboard (Previously titled “General Leaderboard”) WestRock Early Giving, Leaderboard, and Power Hours Aprio Passionate for What’s Next Power Hours […]

Understanding Coercive Control As a form of Abuse

Aisha Choudhry, MSW, LMSW Therapist, Raksha IncOn day 6 of #Raksha31daysofDVAM, we discuss control as a form of abuse. Some facts:It IS considered domestic violence even when physical violence is not present but there are controlling behaviors.Having to report to your partner when and where you are going every time, it IS a sign of […]

Statement | Ways to Help Refugees | Resources

Raksha Statement on Afghanistan & Global Humanitarian Crises (August 2021)As an organization that serves immigrant and refugee survivors of abuse and violence for 26 years, Raksha is watching the situation in Afghanistan with deep sadness. Our hearts go out to individuals, who are fleeing from political upheaval and violence and those who remain behind facing serious […]

The Paradox of Financial independence and Domestic Powerlessness

By Pratibha Salwan There are many malignant manifestations of inequality that exist within our society that permeate through our interpersonal relationships and manifest in different forms of abuse – seen or unseen. Domestic abuse is the scourge of our society where survivors find themselves vulnerable and voiceless. There is however another form of abuse that […]

Nine yards of Art: Repurposing saris to art

Wrapping up March – Women’s History Month, with a little pondering on the Saree/ Sari (n.; pronounced as saa-ree). For most South Asians, who grew up in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal or Srilanka (Ceylon), the saree or different versions of it are symbols of femininity, beauty and elegance and tradition. To some, however, a saree […]

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