Narika’s toll-free Helpline (1-800-215-7308) enables any individual who has been a victim of domestic violence to call in and speak to any one of our sensitive and knowledgeable advocates.
Narika’s Self Empowerment and Economic Development programs aim to empower women in the community with financial literacy, career training, computer literacy and self-reliance skills. The program is offered through two tracks: Intervention SEED for survivors of domestic violence and Community SEED for the community at large. LEARN MORE
Our support groups in Fremont and Pleasanton offer confidential, culturally specific support for women survivors of domestic violence. To enroll, please call us at 1-510-444-6048.
Narika was founded in 1992 by a group of enlightened immigrant women, who identified the need for domestic violence services in the local communities of the Bay Area. These women opened the doors of Narika by use of an informal familial model of service, engaging victims as sisters rather than clients, and providing assistance in several different languages. Their initiative duly evolved into the organized non-profit that today proudly serves the Bay Area as Narika
Narika’s mission is to promote women’s independence and economic empowerment by helping domestic violence survivors with advocacy, support, information, referrals, and education. A 2011 study reveals that 64% of Indian and Pakistani women have experienced abuse by an intimate partner. According to the DOJ, more than three women are murdered by husbands or boyfriends every day in the United States. Studies suggest that between 3.3 and 8 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.
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Although we do respond to all emails, they come into us on a rolling basis and therefore, we cannot promise immediate responses. Emails are not checked outside business hours and not monitored over the weekend. For immediate requests, peer counseling, referrals and safety planning, we ask that you call our Helpline at 800-215-7308
If you are interested in requesting presentations, tabling opportunities or have any other outreach inquiries, please complete & submit our online form. We ask that you give us at least 48 hours to get back to you.
Emma. / Volunteer
I volunteer at NARIKA by watching the kids in childcare. I volunteer mainly because I love to play with the kids, but also because all the different cultures there make it such an interesting place full of experiences, and the members and staff make the community there so great.
Farhana Sobhan / Volunteer Coordinator
I am passionate about the work that Narika does, and believe that the cycle of violence towards women must end by educating ourselves and our communities, and through leading by example for our future generations. I believe Narika’s mission can only be carried out by the countless hours and effort put in by our amazing volunteers! So, thank you for your enthusiasm, your support, and commitment to Narika.
Emmy. J. / Client Served
Kanika Helpline support line offers support via peer counseling, safety planning, and referrals for needed resources. Very often our support line is used as a safe space for survivors to openly share details of their lives including the abuse they survive.
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