Nobody should have to live in fear and threat of domestic violence. Survivors of domestic violence have the right to be safe and to regain control of their lives. That is why ASHA is committed to supporting women and their families to achieve safety; empowering our community to become stronger; and advocating for broader social change.
Mission and Vision
We create a safe place with a full range of culturally-sensitive, language-specific information, support, services, and advocacy for South Asian women facing abuse in their lives; and, we work to inform, actively engage, and mobilize the South Asian community in the movement to end violence against women.
Who We Serve
We embrace diversity and provide culturally sensitive services delivered with compassion and respect. Supporting South Asian women and their families to achieve safety; empowering our community to become stronger; and advocating for broader social change.
ASHA Ray of Hope was established by members of the South Asian community from many different backgrounds: physicians, educators, entrepreneurs, that became cognizant of how vulnerable South Asian women in the United States are to domestic violence. Cultural socialization, recent immigration, loss of traditional family support, lack of proficiency in English, as well as unfamiliarity with the laws and services of the United States keep many women confined in abusive situations.
Asha Ray of Hope’s objective is to reach out to these women and provide information and support during their crises. To this end, Asha has introduced innovative intervention methods that combine advocacy practices of this country with culturally appropriate traditional techniques in a manner that offers South Asian women acceptable alternatives to living with violence. Asha Ray of Hope continues to centralize women’s needs and interests in all its organizational decisions and service provision.
If you are in crisis and need immediate help:
- Call 9-1-1
- Visit the emergency room
- Call the Columbus Suicide Hotline (614) 294-3300 or (614) 221-5445
- Call the toll-free National Suicide Hotline (800) 273-TALK or (800) 273-8255