Your Desi Helpline
Raksha – meaning “protection” in several South Asian languages- is a Georgia based nonprofit whose mission is to promote a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education and advocacy. Raksha works towards healing, empowerment and justice for survivors of violence. Guided by values of community collaboration, diversity in leadership, and the dignity and worth of every individual, Raksha strives to empower and serve Georgia’s South Asian community.
Founded in 1995 by a group of local South Asian women, Raksha was the first agency in the South East committed to the support of the South Asian community and has been an integral part of Georgia’s South Asian community ever since. Raksha serves survivors of family violence, child abuse, elder abuse and other violent crimes. And though we primarily serve the South Asian community, we also provide services to all those who face similar barriers to justice irrespective of differences of ability, country of origin, race, religion, caste, socioeconomic status, gender identity, age, immigration status, or sexual orientation.
Raksha services include advocacy, case management, mental health therapy, support group, information, and referral services to a network of shelters, legal clinics, medical services, social services, and other social networking organizations.
If you or someone you know is being abused, reach out to us via the office number or email below. At the time of your initial call, you will be appointed to speak to a case manager or advocate who will ask you a few important questions to assess your situation and plan the most appropriate future steps in your support.
We encourage all potential clients, volunteers and donors to contact us with any questions you have regarding Raksha, Inc.
We can be reached at:
P.O. Box 12337
Atlanta, Georgia 30355
Call Raksha toll free: 1-866-725-7423
Fax: (404) 876-4525
E-mail: [email protected]