Frequently Asked Questions
What are some signs of domestic violence?
Physical signs of injury
Signs of anxiety and fear
Change in appearance/self-esteem
Denial of harassment and injuries
Restricted transportation/outside activities
Manipulation by partner
Anything that causes distress
Where can I seek help?
If you are in immediate danger, CALL 911 NOW.
Otherwise, call the Narika helpline 1-800-215-7308
What is the purpose of Narika’s helpline?
The purpose of Narika’s helpline is to deliver a responsive and effective empowering conversation to women who need support in regards to domestic violence.
Can I speak to someone in a different language since I have difficulty conversating in English?
Narika’s advocates have a command in multiple languages and we also have volunteers who speak multiple languages directed towards the South Asian community.
How can a domestic violence advocate help?
Provide advocacy and create a safety plan.
Get information and referrals for local resources.
Advocate for the client through the judicial system and locate law enforcement.
Initiate and arrange for a shelter, low income housing and help with job necessities.
How can I support a friend or family member who is experiencing domestic violence?
Please provide the emotional support that they need and immediately refer them to Narika’s helpline number 1.800.215.7308