RAKSHA INC Overview
Target demographics: provide the South Asian community with tools for a stronger, healthier, and safer South Asian Community!!
Direct beneficiaries per year: 220 adult and children survivors of family and sexual violence, 125 agencies, 80 community members seeking supportive services, trained over 130 law enforcement officers and criminal justice professionals
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Sort Raksha donations, put up Raksha posters/brochures in South Asian shopping areas, set up a table at an outreach/community event
Geographic areas served: Georgia
Programs: Multi-Cultural- Multilingual Counseling (Individual and Group)
Advocacy (Individual and Systemic)
Education and Outreach
Training of service providers and criminal justice professionals
Referrals for Pro-bono and Sliding Scale Legal help (Family law, Immigration Law, Criminal law)
Referrals to other social, medical and economic supports
Providing culturally specific clothing and food to our clients
Over 20,000 calls and 3,000 individuals have been helped.
Since we turned on our phones and opened our doors, Raksha has touched the lives of thousands of South Asians within Atlanta with counseling services, advocacy, and education.
Raksha’s staff has been recognized nationally and locally. Most recently, the Executive Director was named a White House Champion of Change and Georgia’s Asian’s Times Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia. Raksha staff and volunteers have participated in over 350 Local, State, and National training programs. Raksha has some of the most skilled professionals in the Country.