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AWAZ: Voices Against Violence

AWAZ Voices Against Violence is committed to the empowerment of survivors of violence. We address issues of violence – including domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, child sexual abuse, human trafficking, and elder abuse – within the community through outreach, education, case management, and advocacy.

AWAZ offers the following services:

  • Safety planning for survivors and their children
  • Case management and advocacy including shelter placement, court accompaniment, access to public benefits and financial literacy
  • Counseling and emotional support for survivors and their children
  • Access to legal assistance in the areas of family and immigration law
  • Parenting classes
  • Teen dating violence prevention workshops
  • Children’s art workshops
  • Groups for young women being pressured into marriage
  • Interpretation
  • Community workshops to raise awareness about domestic violence and child abuse and the resources available
  • Prevention workshops and activities in collaboration with religious and community leaders

While we support survivors of all types of violence, the  Awaz Program focuses primarily on three key issues:

For information about domestic violence services, please contact Asha at extension 111.