Sakhi creates a safe place for South Asian survivors who have experienced violence. We affirmatively support all survivors of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, castes, or any other identity markers. Sakhi’s anti-violence program offers an array of culturally-sensitive, linguistically-appropriate services, including crisis intervention, safety-planning, and ongoing emotional support.
In 2022, Sakhi’s Anti-Violence Program (AVP) Advocates supported over 600 South Asian survivors of gender-based violence and their families with intensive one-on-one support and fielded thousands of calls on our helpline. Once a survivor accesses our helpline, the AVP Advocate will do a needs assessment, where appropriate, make referrals to our internal programs such as our mental health counseling, economic empowerment, youth empowerment and housing programs.
- Crisis intervention and safety planning
- Support navigating law enforcement and legal systems
- Assistance finding access to mental, reproductive, and general healthcare providers
- Ongoing emotional support throughout survivors’ healing journeys
- Case management for those who experienced forced marriage
- Case management for the elderly who experienced violence
- Case management for those who experienced violence while working as domestic workers and/or any other form of employment
- Culturally specific legal clinics
- Community outreach
- Shelter placement assistance