History

Established in 2006 and headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, AshaKiran, which translates to "a ray of hope," is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving individuals of South Asian and other foreign origins dealing with crises, such as domestic violence and sexual assault, by providing specific culturally sensitive services within our emergency shelter, our 24HR Crisis AshaLine "Hope-Line," as well as our training workshops and presentations for other shelters, community organizations, health and legal professionals and first responders.

AshaKiran volunteers come from many countries and backgrounds, catering to more than 36+ languages and 100 dialects to overcome barriers individuals with foreign origins are faced with such as cultural religious and language stigmas.

 

AshaKiran is a Member Of:  

Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV)
National Coalition of South Asian Organizaitons (SAALT)
North Alabama Coalition Against Homelessness (NACH)
Madison County Coordinated Community Response: Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Human Trafficking

 

AshaKiran is Endorsed By: 

Hispanic Latino Advisory Council to the Mayor of Huntsville
Alabama Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
Philippine American Association of Alabama
Gujarati Association of Huntsville
Bengali Association of Huntsville
Huntsville India Association
Islamic Association of TN Valley
Hindu Cultural Center of North Alabama
Orissa Association of Southern Chapter
Nepali Association of North Alabama
North Alabama Telugu Association

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