O.A.B.I.: Organization For Abused And Battered Individuals

Rating: 4.68 stars   50 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture, Mental Health, Human Services, Crime & Law


Mailing Address: #21 St. Augustine Circular Road Tunapuna Port of Spain 99999 Trinidad and Tobago


Mission Statement Working to prevent, reduce and eliminate Child Abuse, Gender-Based violence, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault, through research, the dissemination of preventative education and training, addressing poverty, providing health and family life education and support, promoting effective policy and legislation and Victim Advocacy training. Vision Statement To have a society which is free from Child Abuse, Gender-Based Violence, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. O.A.B.I promotes the empowerment of all individuals (female and male/young and old) to foster gender equality, tolerance, and justice through research, affirmative youth development, alleviation of poverty, victim advocacy training and the dissemination of preventative education, which inspires a commitment to the changing of social and cultural norms, education and training, healthy lives, and effectual use of technology. Value Statement Providing, promoting, and maintaining a client-oriented atmosphere with ethical principles of confidentiality, transparency, resiliency, and accountability in everything we do. Motto “Breaking the silence is not a popular choice; it is the right choice; get educated; get informed; for friends do not let friends harm others.” "Prevention requires a clear vision of what we are working for, not only what we are working against and a commitment to social change."


Training programmes to over 200 individuals at various levels of society. Women's support groups. Training for teachers and parents. Children's treat for underprivileged families and their children over 400 persons. Continues to educate many and facilitate the environment for empowerment to break their silence about their abuse and seek help. Continues to assist many families with the basic needs of food and clothing and assisting children to get to school by providing school supplies, uniforms and food supplies. Provided shelter for families who became homeless.

Target demographics:

Prevent Gender-based violence against women and girls, reduce violence and poverty against women and girls and men and boys.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

250-700 persons

Geographic areas served:

In various communities, groups and with families.


Abuse Prevention Programs Interactive Workshops Family and group sessions. Poverty Alleviation Educational supplies Clothing and Food distribution Newborn items distribution Mentoring Assisting/Referring victims for safe housing Printing materials relevant to the cause to distribute.

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Reviews for O.A.B.I.: Organization For Abused And Battered Individuals

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Two years ago I had no place to stay due to health issues and financial problems, I was also the victim of rape. When I was introduced to this organization they actually went all out to assist my children and myself.
They helped us to get a small apartment and somehow found furnishings for the apartment and stocked it with groceries.
I was also referred to a counselor and the organization continues to assist our family with helping me academically and checking up on the children with school. Once all goes well I will be doing 2 CXC subjects in January of 2016. This organization help changed my life and impacted on my children's life. With their limited resources they do a lot.

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3 people found this review helpful

Being a past client of this organization I must commend them for their ethical stance and their level of professionalism they continually strive for better standards even with the limited amount of resources.
This organization went above and beyond to assist me not only to come away from my abusive environment but helping me get a place to start over, I must say the last 2 and half years has been the best for me, productive and I feel as though I can breathe again, I feel confident and now on a path reclaiming my life. Ever so often they still send me message to see how I am going.
Abuse kills and the shame of it kills, for years I was walking around and everyone saw someone well put together however I was so frail that if someone shook me to hard I would have fallen to pieces, if you are in an abusive relationship please seek help. Thanks to the members of this organization which assisted me.

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3 people found this review helpful

I have been following this organization for a little over a year now and they have been consistent with their work of abuse prevention education, poverty alleviation and support. I have watched them take five loaves and fishes and feed many and do great things. Well done Their transparency in always updating as to the progress of projects is remarkable.

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Rating: 4 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I like how this organization is sharing information to educate persons about domestic violence and abuse using the internet and social media.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

In April of this year I participated in the training sessions which this organization held in collaboration with the National Library Information Systems NALIS. I must say that the training exceeded my expectations and while I had silent issues of abuse of my own and never said a word listening to the Executive Director give a summary of why she was intrigued in learning Emotional Intelligence I had to speak with her at the end of the training.
I must say that that she was welcoming and encouraged me to seek counselling, I may not be able to stand in public and show my face to speak about my abuse but the support of this organization has really helped me, I went to do training in emotional intelligence and Conflict resolution I came out with much more than I thought I would.
I would encourage everyone out there to support this organization as they are doing great work. Maybe one of these days I will be strong enough to place my name and face to this testimony until then I am proud to have known this organization and will support them in all that they do.
Miss. MS

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My name is Alana Mascal, I am the mother of 12, I met this organization in 2012 when they came to the aid of my family, which was in a terrible situation at the time. Accompanied by the Community Police the members of this organization never judged our situation but intervened to assist us not only with the physical things which we were in desperate need off but also with the emotional and medical support.

Since then they have continued to maintain a wonderful relationship with us, they assisted with getting our children into schools, got extra lessons for them and assisted me with getting a job, I must say that while we are working towards getting a home that as a woman I feel more empowered and I will be forever grateful to this organization for the work which they have done in my life and in my family life.

My children continually ask for them especially Miss. Sherna the founder she has a heart and passion for children and people in general, I can safely say this organization truly work hard towards helping victims and families in poverty. Our family still has a long way to go but we are much better off than where we were almost 2 years ago.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Through the rigorous prevention programs I received pertinent information and advice in regards to my situation of abuse, I was able to realize that I was being abused and that for a great part of my life, I also received the support and ability to become empowered to break my silence and seek help. To every person who volunteers or works for this organization Thank you for giving me hope.

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