Healing for Survivors: Give for Healthcare
Raksha — meaning “protection” in several South Asian languages — is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization serving the South Asian community since 1995. Raksha’s mission is to promote a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education, and advocacy. Raksha works towards healing, empowerment, and justice for survivors of violence. Guided by values of community collaboration, diversity in leadership, and the dignity and worth of every individual, Raksha strives to empower and serve the South Asian community.
Raksha clients, who are immigrant and refugee survivors of domestic violence need help with access to legal services, specifically with family law, immigration, divorce & mitigation, child custody/support.
Though we primarily serve the South Asian community, we provide services to all those who face similar barriers to justice, regardless of ability, country of origin, race, religion, caste, socioeconomic status, gender identity, age, immigration status, or sexual orientation.
Raksha’s general direct services include crisis intervention, information and referrals, interpretation and translation, legal and general advocacy, individual and family counseling with children and adults encompassing a variety of issues facing the South Asian community. In addition to these services, we host and participate in a variety of community building and economic empowerment initiatives and facilitate educational/training workshops for local universities, local faith/culturally-based organizations and other community organizations.