Narika




Website: narika.org


Narika’s mission is to promote women’s independence, economic empowerment, and well-being by helping domestic violence survivors with advocacy, support, and education. Narika’s programs include our Helpline, SEED programs, and HEAL programs. The confidential toll-free helpline is a one-of-a-kind access and forum for people, particularly immigrants from the South Asian communities, to connect with advocates who not only speak their language but also provide immediate assistance in a culturally sensitive and non-judgmental manner. Narika’s advocates not only help with legal, housing, counseling, benefits and job referrals, but also provide interpretation and accompaniments for our clients. The Self-Empowerment & Economic Development (SEED) Program is designed to foster economic self-reliance among survivors of domestic violence, and new immigrant that are particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Classes cover financial/computer literacy, job readiness, communication, ect to encourage participants towards economic independence. The Health, Enrichment, & Access to Life Skills (HEAL) Program is designed to create a platform that make it possible for immigrant women, specifically from South Asia to interact, exchange, and support each other. The program encourages Health, Wellness, and Self-Care through workshops on dance, art, meditation, ect and opens and encourages discussion and dialogue on domestic violence between participants.