Why do we care?
Although domestic violence is rarely talked about in South Asian communities, it is a rampant and preventable public health problem that deserves our immediate action.
Domestic Violence is more than just physical abuse. It is physical, mental, emotional, financial, and/or sexual abuse that occurs between two people that live together, are dating, are married or related in some way. These forms of abuse have serious and long-lasting impacts on the survivors, their children, and other family members.
What can Kiran do for me?
Kiran staff and volunteers provide FREE, confidential, culture-sensitive services to women, men and children suffering from domestic violence.
24-hour crisis line: Our crisis line is manned by our devoted volunteers and staff members. Each and everyone who would be taking a call has gone through intensive training. Call 1-877-625-4726 for 24-hour, around the clock assistance.
Safety Planning: Personalized, practical planning that can help in avoiding future dangerous situations. If your phone is being monitored, you can obtain a pre-paid cell phone from Kiran free of charge, a service made possible by Verizon Hope Line.
Translation Assistance: Interpretation assistance is available for clients from South Asian communities.
Resource Referrals: Not sure who to trust? We can help with that too. We provide legal referrals to family law, immigration and criminal attorneys; shelter referrals to secure, confidential shelters and other forms of temporary housing; and medical referrals to primary physicians, specialists, and counselors/therapists.
Secondary Family Services: Our case managers assist in arranging childcare, transportation services, and medical referrals for immediate family members.
Client Advocacy: Here at Kiran we prioritize the unique needs of all of our clients. Our trained staff provides intensive case management that encompasses court accompaniment, assistance with Domestic Violence Protective Order filing, Green Card applications, and more.