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Raksha Inc

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews 1,063

Nonprofit Issues:

Mental Health, Human Services, Immigration, Crime & Law

Address:

PO Box 12337 Atlanta GA 30355 USA

Mission:

To promote a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education and advocacy.

Results:

Raksha is the only social service agency providing services for the South Asian community. Raksha has been doing this since 1995. 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.

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

Geographic areas served:

Georgia

Programs:

Multi-Cultural- Multilingual Counseling (Individual and Group) Advocacy (Individual and Systemic) Supportive Services 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

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Reviews for Raksha Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

Raksha does amazing work in Atlanta. In this economic climate, small nonprofits like Raksha need all the support that they can receive to sustain the valuable services provided to the South Asian communities. Raksha's leadership and staff are truly committed to the women they serve.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Raksha is an extraordinary organization that achieves amazing results with a small budget and staff. Their staff are passionate, knowledgeable, and effective. They have brought so much visibility to the issue of gender-based violence in the South Asian community. In addition to serving individuals in crisis, they also have great collaborative relationships, they serve the community as a whole, and they are national leaders in this arena. Incredibly well-regarded with a well-deserved reputation for excellence.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my professional life. Their staff is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the expertise, compassion, and skill of their staff and leadership.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

informed, passionate, and effective.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Raksha is one of the best organizations who are actively helping women in and around Atlanta, Georgia. They will listen patiently to your issues and concerns and suggest ways of help. I have seen if this is not in their boundary of work then, they will also refer you to the right person and follow up to see that the issue has been taken care of.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Counseling and legal matters.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Everyone is extremely considerate and helpful. They will give you the time and have been concerned about my situation. If I did not report for an appointment they would call and find out if I am ok. This personal touch I have not see anywhere else.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely nice, helpful and kind peop isle.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

definitely do things in a much better way. They can have a better infrastructure with more help so it will enable them to better organize their services.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Raksha is an amazing non profit in Georgia that promotes a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, advocacy,and education. Raksha has been recognized by Anti- Defamation League for closing the book on hate, the Gandhi Foundation, IACA, and received the Creating the Voice Award. Raksha address family violence in Georgia's South Asian community and parnters with many mainstream partners- for example working to ensure an immigrant section in the domestic violence bench book, training law enforcement on barriers facing immigrant communities. Raksha played a key role in creation of International Women's House and Tapestri. Raksha was the first social service agency geared to the South Asian community in the Southeast United States. We get call from all over the Southeast, United States and World. Raksha fulfils a great need in our community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

there role in addressing issues that are commonly pushed under the rug or kept silent.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

is being a part of making a difference in my community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

like family to me. Dedicated and give so much of themselves to help with the work this organization does.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Really thrive and address some key issue in our community that again are pushed under the rug.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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