Welcome to API Chaya
API Chaya seeks to end systemic violence in our communities. We have served thousands of people and worked with dozens of community groups for community organizing and education regarding prevention of sexual and domestic violence, exploitation, and human trafficking. We understand the cultural norms and stigmas associated with such violence and believe in the inherent strength and potential of each person and our communities to address situations in which there has been systematic emotional and/or physical violence. Our services are free, confidential, and available to any person in need.
Our programs include the following:
SURVIVOR SERVICES - Advocacy and support services for Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and human trafficking survivors from all communities. See below for our support services.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZING - Mobilizing and training communities to support survivors and their families and to change the social norms and conditions that allow violence to occur.
NATURAL HELPERS - Leadership development and volunteer program that nurtures natural community leaders to address gender-based violence in our communities and to work towards long-term social change.
API Chaya’s Support Services for Survivors
API Chaya provides support to people who have experienced domestic, sexual assault, forced marriage, human trafficking, and exploitation. Learn more about our services for survivors here.
Our services include:
Resources and Referrals
API Chaya Advocates connect survivors and their families with the resources that meet their unique needs. Advocates provide resources and referrals for housing, legal assistance, mental health, food and financial assistance programs and help survivors navigate these complex systems. More information here
We recognize each survivor’s worth and right to make decisions for themselves. We create a supportive space to talk about the dynamics of abuse or exploitation, to heal from trauma, decrease isolation, and increase skills that will help survivors build the lives and relationships they desire. More information here
We offer support groups multiple times a year for survivors of sexual abuse/assault and human trafficking. Support groups offer opportunities to share experiences, focus on healing, connect with others and build skills in a supportive, engaging environment. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about our next scheduled support group. More information here
Safety and Support Planning
We know that a survivor is the best expert in their own experience. Advocates offer ongoing support to build skills, choices and strategies to reduce harm and isolation. More information here
Basic Legal Advocacy
Advocates can help you think through options and support you in navigating complex legal systems. We work to connect survivors to appropriate legal resources. More information here