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Resources

  • Very Important! If this is an emergency please call 911 to get immediate help.
 
  • Turning Point’s Helpline for Women 718-886-9500
  • NYC Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)

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New York Resources

  • Arab American Family Support Center Provides services to the Arab immigrant community, including English as a Second Language classes, legal assistance, youth development programs, domestic violence prevention and access to health care. www.aafscny.org
  • Center for the Women of New York Offers a variety of trainings, support groups and educational resources. www.cwny.org
  • Center for the Integration & Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) Immigrant and refugee services to newcomers from the “traditional” societies of the Greater Middle East and its neighboring countries in Africa and South Asia. www.cianainc.org
  • Child Center of New York Offers counseling, family intervention, youth development and home visiting services to at-risk children and their families to promote healthy families. www.childcenterny.org
  • Domestic Harmony Foundation Provides services to address the social, emotional, and psychological needs of South Asian and Muslim women and their children dealing issues of domestic violence and violation of basic human rights. www.dhfny.org
  • ICNA Relief Offers a temporary housing unit for women. www.icnarelief.org
  • Muslim Consultative Network A coalition of Muslim leaders and organizations whose members work to strengthen NYC Muslim communities by providing much needed social services, promoting civic engagement and interfaith dialogue, and developing sustained advocacy on issues that affect Muslim New Yorkers.  www.mcnny.org
  • Muslim Women’s Institute of Research and Development A faith-based, community service organization that focuses on transitional needs of new immigrants, health education, hunger relief and inter-faith work. www.mwird.org
  • Womankind https://www.iamwomankind.org/
  • Queens Legal Services Queens Legal Services Corporation is dedicated to helping low income residents of Queens County with all their civil legal problems. www.queenslegalservices.org
  • Safe Horizon Offers a variety of social services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape and homeless youth. www.safehorizon.org
  • Sakhi for South Asian Women Offers a full range of services and advocacy for South Asian women facing domestic violence. www.sakhi.org
  • Sanctuary for Families Provides victims of domestic violence and their children with a range of comprehensive services including clinical, legal services, shelter, outreach and education, and children and economic empowerment programs. www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org
  • Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, Inc An advocacy organization that works on women’s rights and offers culturally appropriate and gender specific counseling to individuals and groups of African women. www.sautiyetu.org
  • South Asians Council for Social Services Supports under-served members of the South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities and provides social services including immigrant health care access, parents empowerment program, managed care, English and computer classes. www.sacssny.org
  • South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!) Offers academic support and development, employment training and school based services to South Asian youth. www.saya.org
  • TAMKEEN: The Center for Arab American Empowerment (Domestic Violence Program) Tel: (718) 250-5122
  • Women for Afghan Women Provides services to Afghan women. www.womenforafghanwomen.org
  • Women in Islam, Inc. A coalition of professional and social activist Muslim women that supports a broad spectrum of human rights and social justice interests. www.womeninislam.org Rochester, New York
  • Saathi Based in Rochester, Saathi helps South Asian women who are facing domestic violence, emotional abuse or sexual assault. www.saathiofrochester.org

California Resources

  • Islamic Relief USA Islamic Relief operates a variety of projects on education, training, water and sanitation, income generation, health and nutrition and emergency relief. www.irw.org
  • Maitri San Jose, California Based in San Francisco bay area, Maitri helps families from South Asia facing domestic violence, cultural alienation, human trafficking and family conflict. www.maitri.org
  • Narika Northern California Address the unmet needs of abused South Asian women by providing advocacy, support, information, and referrals within a culturally sensitive model. www.narika.org
  • North American Islamic Center for the Abused (NISA) Domestic Violence Program in the Bay Area that promotes family harmony through advocacy, education, support services, counseling and referrals. www.asknisa.org
  • NISWA Addresses the needs of Muslim community support for victims of domestic violence, assists in placing Muslim foster homes, provides counseling, referrals, information, and also offers shelter for Muslim battered women. www.niswa.org
  • SEMAH INC. Provides services on peer counseling, referrals for marriage counseling and pre-marital counseling, support groups, and offers workshops on domestic violence. www.semah.org
  • South Asian Network Provides direct service, community outreach and policy advocacy in the areas of immigration, public health, violence prevention, hate crime/discrimination, and civil liberties. Email: kripa@southasiannetwork.org Tel: 562 403 0488

Connecticut Resources

Georgia Resources

  • Raksha Atlanta, Georgia Promotes a stronger South Asian community through support services, education and advocacy. www.raksha.org

Illinois Resources

  • Apna Ghar Chicago, Illinois Provides culturally-appropriate, multilingual services, including emergency shelter, to survivors of domestic abuse with a primary focus on the South Asian and other immigrant communities. www.apnaghar.org
  • Council of Islamic organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) An umbrella body that represents a consortium of Muslim Organizations in the greater Chicago Area and build bridges within the Muslim community and with other faith communities. www.ciogc.org
  • The Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services A multilingual, multi-cultural social and health service agency that serves the unique needs of South Asian and Middle Eastern communities. The center offers crisis-counseling, rehabilitation services, legal advocacy, shelter facility, and transitional housing. www.hamdardcenter.org
  • The Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) A community based non profit that serves disadvantaged individuals of all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds through direct services, organizing and social justice, and arts and culture. www.imancentral.org

Michigan Resources

  • MAIFS – Michigan Asian Indian Family Services Detroit, Michigan Assists individual who are in crisis situation and provides counseling and referral to victims of domestic violence, elderly citizen without caretakers, widowed/divorced individuals, individuals suffering from depression or experienced recent death in the family. www.maifs.org
  • New Visions: Alliance to End Violence in Asian/Asian-American Communities Supports sustainable community action for ending violence against women in Asian communities of Southeast Michigan. www.ssw.umich.edu/newVIsions/

New Jersey Resources

  • Manavi Women’s rights organization that offers individual counseling, legal clinics & referrals, support groups, court & medical accompaniments, and a transitional home. www.manavi.org
  • Islamic Circle of North America-NJ A grass roots organization that provides social services for the Muslim community especially for those who suffer from poverty and injustice. www.icnanj.org
  • Islamic Relief Northeast Regional Office Provides relief to communities in the event of man made or natural disaster. Tel: 973-890-1030 www.irw.org
  • Jam-e Masjid Islamic Center Provides counseling, social events and activities, educational gatherings, and financial aid for the Muslim community. www.jmicnj.org
  • Sadaqa House Inc. Provides emergency support, case management, referrals and temporary housing assistance to single Muslim women in East Orange, New Jersey. Tel: 973 678 1365 Email: sadaqahouseinc@aol.com
  • Wafa House Provides services to victims of domestic violence including, counseling, referrals, housing assistance, legal representation, financial aid, medical coverage, employment. www.wafahouse.org

Pennsylvania Resources

  • Sista2Sista Assist victims of Domestic and Family Violence with resources, referrals and advocacy services for Muslim women. www.sista2sista.org

Texas Resources

  • Daya (Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas) Promotes healthy family relationships in the South Asian community by providing counseling, referrals, legal advocacy, and financial support to women and children affected by family violence and sexual assault. www.dayahouston.org
  • Muslim Community Center for Human Services (MCCHS) Addresses the social and medical needs of the Muslim community through eye clinic, dental clinic and a domestic violence program. The domestic violence program (Roshni) provides professional and peer counseling, client advocacy, information on rights and legal referrals. www.mcc-hs.org
  • Saheli Austin, Texas Provides assistance to Asian families dealing with domestic violence and abuse. www.saheli-austin.org

Washington, D.C. Resources

  • ASHA–Asian Women’s Self Help Association Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland Providing culturally specific, multi-lingual support and referral services to women of South Asian descent. www.ashaforwomen.org
  • Karamah Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights Focuses on the domestic and global issues of human rights for Muslims. Karamah is committed to research, education, and advocacy work in matters pertaining to Muslim women and human rights in Islam, as well as civil rights and other related rights under the Constitution of the United States. www.karamah.org
  • Peaceful Families Project Advocates for domestic violence awareness by facilitating workshops for Muslim leadership and communities across America. www.peacefulfamilies.org
  • South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) A national organization with individual member base and partnership with community based organizations in the U.S. that advocates around issues affecting South Asian communities through the use of a social justice framework. www.saalt.org

Washington (State) Resources

  • Chaya Raises awareness of domestic violence issues through direct services, referrals and information, community engagement, translation services. www.chayaseattle.org

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