AshaKiran, which translates to A Ray of Hope, is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) volunteer organization headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama.  Established in 2006, AshaKiran is dedicated to serving South Asians and other foreign born individuals dealing with crises, such as domestic violence/abuse, by providing specific culturally-sensitive support services within our emergency shelter, our 24 HR crisis AshaLine "Hope-Line" as well as our training workshops and presentations for other shelters and first responders throughout Alabama.


In 2007 four educational seminars were conducted:

  1. Adolescents and Young Adults .
  2. Middle School age Adolescents.
  3. Parents of School and College Age Young Adults.
  4. Health Seminar
  • Established Resource Library
  • Collecting House hold Items


24/7 AshaLine is available (256)-509-1882                                   or TOLL FREE 800 - 793 - 3010


Two Endowments named (1) Empowering Light and (2) Guiding Light were set up to assist in "reestablishing" lives: such as reeducating, retraining people of South Asian and other foreign born origin that have experienced crisis situations.



AshaKiran is Endorsed By:

Alabama Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
Gujarati Association of TN Valley
Bengali Association of Huntsville
Huntsville India Association
Islamic Center of TN Valley
Hindu Cultural Center of North AL
Orissa Association of Southern Chapter
Nepali Association of North Alabama

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