Domestic violence and intimate partner violence has been on the rise since the start of the pandemic and shows no signs of abating.
Shelter-in-place orders, fear of disease, the rise of unemployment and drug and alcohol abuse have drastically increased abuse in our homes and these survivors need our help.
Despite these challenges, Narika has continued its fight to end domestic violence by moving all services online, fully staffing our hotline with our culturally responsive advocates, and supporting survivors with safety planning, counseling, case management and legal and housing support. We also launched our Domestic Violence Advocate Training and Tech Abuse Awareness Series to respond to this surge in demand and address the increase in technologically-facilitated abuse in our digital world. Additionally, we have expanded our job training programs to better support our survivors who have lost their jobs.
We expect these challenges to continue even after the pandemic subsides as the economic fallout and repercussion of violence are made clear.
These burden of violence has been hardest of women of color, immigrants, the unhoused and low-income communities — clients that Narika prioritizes in our effort to eradicate domestic violence. This is a public health crisis, just as much as COVID-19. We need your help to ensure we can support as many survivors as possible.
A donation of $2500 sponsors 1 survivor with all of Narika's services for an entire year.
A donation of $1000 sponsors legal consultations for 4 survivors.
A donation of $500 sponsors emergency stay and transportation for 3 survivors.
A donation of $50 sponsors counseling sessions for 3 survivors.
Any amount makes a difference and can help the survivor find hope.
Learn more about our work at www.narika.org. Thank you for your support.