A nonprofit organization

$2,750 raised by 26 donors

2% complete

$150,000 Goal

Narika has seen a 3x increase in crisis calls to our helpline. Consider making a donation to support our survivors in lockdown with their abusers.

About Narika:

Narika was founded in 1992 to address family and intimate partner abuse and violence in the global South Asian community and diasporas. Embracing the notion of safety, empowerment and wellness, Narika addresses the unmet needs of survivors of abuse by providing advocacy, support, information, and referrals within a culturally sensitive and linguistically diverse model. Narika has helped over thousands of individuals by providing a Domestic Violence Helpline, safety planning, support and community resources, such as emergency shelters, pro bono legal and mental health services, jobs, and transitional housing to all victims of intimate partner violence. Read more at


Narika's Programs:

  • Our Helpline and Domestic Violence Advocacy Services offer wraparound support services to any crisis caller such as safety planning, counseling, crisis response, emergency housing support, legal referrals and more. All services are free, confidential, and offered in over 14 languages. 
  • Narika’s community-based Support Groups offer South Asian and all survivors of abuse a welcoming space to nurture a sense of community, foster self-care and mutual support, and receive grounding and self-care techniques. 
  • Narika also offers survivors an opportunity to take steps toward economic independence through Survivor SEED (Self Empowerment and Economic Development) Program. Trauma-informed instructors pair these core lessons in financial literacy and employment readiness with soft skill instruction in areas such assertiveness, basic employee rights, self-defense, etc.
  • The Community SEED Program supports recent immigrant women and emphasizes economic self-sufficiency. Community SEED enables vulnerable women to establish the self-sufficiency and financial security they need to avoid or escape the cycle of power and abuse. 
  • Narika also offers HEAL Programs (Health, Enrichment and Access to Life Skills) for our communities to explore creative ways of self-inquiry, mindfulness and expression with an underlying theme of safety and self-sufficiency. These workshops are facilitated by experts that lead and encourage discussion, debate and dialogue about empowerment, domestic violence and the role of community in overall prevention efforts. These workshops provide opportunities to be agents of change in the community and support women who might be actively experiencing challenges, abuse or domestic violence. 
  • Our Food Justice Program offers free, weekly food and essentials to survivors of domestic violence and women-in-need. Survivors can practice empowerment and autonomy by choosing exactly which items they want for themselves and their children.

Populations Served:
We serve all victims of intimate partner violence and abuse, with an emphasis on Asian immigrant and non English speaking immigrants, as well as low-income populations.

Indian : Bangladeshi : Bhutanese : Burmese : Pacific Islander : Pakistani : Nepalese : Thai : Vietnamese

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Children & Family Economic Development Humanitarian Aid


PO BOX 1708


(510) 444-6068