Mission: To prevent violence against women and domestic abuse from countries in asia residing in the greater houston & surrounding counties
Programs: Aada held its gala in september which was attended by more than 200 people
the organization participated in chinese new year celebrations by having booth to hand out brochures and flyers of the organization, participated in the indian independence celebrations and also voices against violence event in october. Also organized booth at harris county fair on domestic violence awareness in october
several women benefited from the efforts of this organization in the form of rent, tuition and legal/ counselling fees. Aada recieved more than 200+ pleas for assistance. They serviced clients during the year
I served on the Board for 6 years. As one of the founders, I have seen this organization grow . While the focus is on aiding battered women in the Asian American community, the goal is also to prevent the violence form taking place. AADA has many trained volunteers who speak many Asian languages. The trained advocates provide peer counseling and helps the women to become independent so she can live a productive life free of abuse. AADA provides interpretation services, cultural sensitivity training and legal advocacy. Out reach programs are conducted in schools and within the Asian American community to promote awareness of domestic abuse. AADA also collaborates with several ethnic organizations . AADA's brochures are available in 11 different Asian languages.