| November 1st, 2013

Resource Guide for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Adhunika Foundation: Updated 11/1/13

Please keep in mind that while Adhunika does not provide direct services to women facing violence, we aspire to create awareness about gender violence in our communities and end all forms of violence against women.

If you are in need of immediate emergency assistance, please call 911.

The purpose of this guide is to provide a list of domestic violence, sexual assault and legal resources to members of the Adhunika community and anyone else seeking help for themselves or someone they know.

The focus of this guide is on domestic violence and sexual assault resources in New York and New Jersey, particularly organizations that work with South Asian and immigrant communities in general. The guide also includes links to directories of South Asian-specific and mainstream organizations nationally and internationally.

This guide was compiled by Anuradha Gurnani for Adhunika Foundation. To report errors or suggestions for resources, please email contact@adhunika.org

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QUICK GLANCE OF RESOURCE GUIDE

This Guide is organized as follows:

  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES IN NEW YORK
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES IN NEW JERSEY
  • SOUTH ASIAN-SPECIFIC DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCES
  • NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCES
  • INTERNATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCES

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WEB LINKS:

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCES IN NEW YORK

800-942-6906 (24 hours/7 days)

In NYC: 800-621-HOPE (4673) or dial 311 (24 hours/7 days)

 

Lists domestic violence organizations in New York by County. Phone: 518-482-5465

 

Lists rape crisis centers in New York by County and Zip Code. Phone: 518-482-4222

 

Provides culturally‐sensitive, language‐specific services to South Asian women facing abuse and works to inform, actively engage, and mobilize the South Asian community to end violence against women. Phone: 212-868-6741

 

Community based, non profit organization in NY addressing the needs of Muslim women and children. Provides free and confidential services in a culturally and religiously sensitive environment focusing on issues related to domestic violence, child safety, immigration, poverty and the aftermath of 9/11. Phone: 718-883-9400

 

Mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. Phone: 800‐621‐4673

 

Provides crisis intervention, emergency and transitional housing, individual and group counseling, job readiness and mentoring programs to victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking and their children. Phone: 212-349–6009

 

Provides support and legal advocacy to immigrant victims of abuse, comprehensive educational and outreach programs for youth groups, community organizations and faith-based groups across the five boroughs. Phone: 212-683-0605

 

Provides multi-lingual support programs and shelter services. Works to raise public awareness about violence against women, advocates for the rights of survivors, and acts as an agent of social change. Phone: 888-888-7702 (24 hours/7 days)

 

Provides free legal assistance to low‐income people in New York. Each borough has its own office and phone number which can be found on their website.

 

Online legal information and aid for New Yorkers who cannot afford an attorney.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCES IN NEW JERSEY

Phone: 800-572-SAFE (7233) (24 hours/7 days)

Calls are routed to the individual’s closest rape care center. Phone: 800-601-7200 (24 hours/7 days)

Lists domestic violence organizations in New Jersey by County. Phone: 609-584-8107

http://www.njcasa.org/sexual-violence-nj/sexual-violence-programs

Connects individuals affected by sexual violence with professionals that provide assistance and referrals. Lists sexual violence programs in New Jersey by County. Phone: 609-631-4450

An organization for South Asian women facing violence in their lives. Provides a variety of supportive services including peer counseling, support groups, legal clinics, immigration advice, interpretation and a transitional home.

Phone: 732-435-1414

Devoted to ending domestic violence in Muslim, Non-Muslim and Immigrant families. Provide referrals, assessments, support, domestic violence intervention, teen dating violence intervention, improving healthcare access and educational forums. Phone: 908-875-5558

Empowers low-income and abused women to build safe and secure futures for themselves and their children by providing equal access to justice via legal assistance in domestic violence and family law matters. Phone: 973-233-0111

Provides free legal assistance to low‐income people in New Jersey. Phone: 888-LSNJ-LAW (888-576-5529)

LSNJ Law

Provides online self-help resources including legal information, manuals and self-help forms and instructions from the NJ state court system.

 

SOUTH ASIAN-SPECIFIC DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

Materials in South Asian languages, demographics, statistics, other resources.

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCES

For crisis intervention, safety planning, information about domestic violence and referrals to local service providers. Assistance available through interpreter services. Phone: 800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 800-787-3224

 

Calls are connected to the caller’s nearest rape crisis center. Phone: 800-656-HOPE

 

Dedicated to meeting the needs of the GLBT community, and those questioning their sexual orientation or identity. Offers peer counseling on a variety of issues, including domestic violence within the GLBT community.

Phone: 888-THE-GLNH (888-843-4564)

 

Not a direct service provider and does not provide crisis support. Represents the U.S. state and territorial coalitions against domestic violence which are listed alphabetically. Phone: 202-543-5566

 

The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Lists rape crisis centers by State or Zip Code.

Phone: 202-544-1034

 

Provides online legal information and resources to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including an Email Hotline to request personalized and anonymous support by email.

 

Nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims. Has a detailed, searchable directory of local organizations that serve crime victims. Phone: 202-467-8700

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE NATIONWIDE

Sites across the nation related to domestic violence.

 

INTERNATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCES

Helps abused American women and children worldwide by providing domestic violence advocacy, safety planning, case management, assistance with relocation, emergency funds for housing and childcare, and funds for payment of legal fees.

Phone: 866-USWOMEN (879-6636)

 

Global list of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and women’s organizations, plus domestic violence information in over 100 languages.

 

 

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