The staff at Asha Ray of Hope work to unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as we work together to create strong and healthy communities. We use an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, advocacy, and policy initiatives.

Our advocates are trained to work with survivors by providing trauma informed care, culturally specific interventions, empathy, and a vast knowledge of the criminal and domestic court and immigration systems. ASHA advocates provide emotional support, assist survivors in applying for county benefits, refer and connect to other community agencies, as well as legal advocacy and accompaniment to legal proceedings.

Navigating the legal system can be difficult for anyone, regardless of immigration status and English proficiency. ASHA advocates take the time and effort to ensure survivors understand the processes of legal cases they are apart of, including; immigration, divorce proceedings, child custody cases, Civil Protection Orders, and criminal cases, usually involving their abuser. Advocates work to make sure survivors understand the process and their involvement in the legal system so they can make their own decisions regarding their cases.

Call our helpline 614-565-2918 if you or someone you know is experiencing abuse.