Anti-Violence Program

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. 

Key Services:

  • 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

2 out of 5

South Asian immigrant women in the U.S. are survivors of domestic violence*