Culturally Specific Services
There are domestic violence agencies throughout New Jersey that offer culturally specific domestic violence services. These culturally specific programs offer women a comprehensive, integrated system of support provided by women who share common ancestry, experiences, culture and spiritual practices.
Culturally Specific Services In New Jersey
Manavi, Middlesex County
Manavi is an organization dedicated to ending all forms of violence against South Asian women. Manavi offers flexible, culturally appropriate, and linguistically accessible services to victims of violence. Manavi believes that services that centralize women’s needs would break the isolation that the majority of victims of intimate abuse experience and empower them to move toward living violence-free and productive lives. In the many years of its existence and service provision, Manavi has gathered a diverse set of experiences of working with women across class, sexuality, caste, educational level, abilities, and various other social markers.
Manavi offers, crisis intervention and Advocacy, culture specific counseling, court and medical accompaniment, women’s support group, legal clinic and referrals, Immigration relief and gender asylum, interpreter services, and economic empowerment.
To speak with a domestic violence advocate at Manavi, call their helpline at 732-435-1414
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Project S.A.R.A.H., Passiac County
Project S.A.R.A.H. (Stop Abusive Relationships At Home) is a program that works to overcome cultural, legal and religious barriers confronting victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. While Project S.A.R.A.H. has served the New Jersey Orthodox Jewish community for the past 18 years, no one is turned away due to race, gender or financial difficulties.
Project S.A.R.A.H. operates within an environment that is sensitive to victims cultural and religious needs, serving as a bridge between victims of abuse in the Orthodox community and the support systems and resources available to them. Project S.A.R.A.H. works closely with rabbis and rebbetzins, kallah teachers and mikvah attendants, camp directors and school administrators, parents and the general public to keep our community safe for everyone.
To speak with a domestic violence advocate at Project S.A.R.A.H., call their helpline at 1-888-883-2323.
Learn more about Project S.A.R.A.H.
The Rachel Coalition, Essex County
Rachel Coalition is a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, and a partnership of nine northern New Jersey organizations working together to provide services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris County.
Services include: individual domestic violence counseling provided by licensed clinical social workers, domestic violence support groups, children’s individual & group counseling, 24-hour crisis response line, legal assistance in obtaining restraining orders, access to shelter (w/kosher provisions) and vocational services and consultation to local clergy, community organizations and hospitals.
To speak with a domestic violence advocate at the Rachel Coalition, call their helpline at 973-740-1233.
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Wafa House, Passaic County
Wafa House is a domestic violence organization that was started to address the serious need services among the Muslim community.
Services include community resource referrals including, workshops on self-improvement and education, encouragement and assistance towards continuing education, counseling for victims, play therapy counseling, court appearance accompaniment, interpreter & translator assistance, and crises intervention and prevention.
To speak with a domestic violence advocate at Wafa House, call their toll free helpline at 1-800-930-9232.
Learn more about Wafa House.