Domestic Violence Support

SAFETY ALERT FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS!

Computer and phone use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your Internet and/or computer usage might be monitored or your phone might be monitored, please use a safer computer or a different phone line, and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hot-line immediately for assistance and advice at (800) 799-SAFE (7233).

​If you feel your life is in danger call 911

 


​Afghan women and men often suffer silently from sexual assault and domestic violence. They are often made to feel trapped and told that resources do not exist to assist them. Common information that is communicated to them in the Afghan culture from their perpetrators is that they will have no where to live, have little to no financial support, they will be sent back to Afghanistan, no one will believe them or that the court will think they are crazy and take away their children.

Individuals in domestically violent situations or survivors of sexual assault are afraid to leave their current circumstances or seek assistance. The Afghan Coalition is here to help. The Afghan Coalition provides a one-stop shop for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

​Our trained domestic violence advocates work with survivors to:

  • Find shelter

  • Locate legal assistance to obtain restraining orders, file for divorce, re-obtain green cards and other legal documentation lost during their transition

  • Enroll in support groups

  • Seek medical attention

  • Provide court accompaniment

  • Provide translation and interpretation services

  • Career planning

  • Application support for financial aid

  • English classes

  • Computer classes

  • Case Management and Follow-up

  • Transportation (Only as available)


​The Afghan Coalition works closely with multiple shelters such as the Emergency Shelter Program in Hayward, Non-Profit Islamic Shelter, etc. and other providers such as Narika, Asian Pacific Island Legal Outreach, etc. to provide overall services.

Remember, domestic violence is abuse that happens in a personal relationship between past and current partners, spouses, or boyfriends and girlfriends. Types of abuses included are physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and economic comntrol.
​Afghan women and men often suffer silently from sexual assault and domestic violence. They are often made to feel trapped and told that resources do not exist to assist them. Common information that is communicated to them in the Afghan culture from their perpetrators is that they will have no where to live, have little to no financial support, they will be sent back to Afghanistan, no one will believe them or that the court will think they are crazy and take away their children.

Individuals in domestically violent situations or survivors of sexual assault are afraid to leave their current circumstances or seek assistance. The Afghan Coalition is here to help. The Afghan Coalition provides a one-stop shop for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

​Our trained domestic violence advocates work with survivors to:

  • Find shelter

  • Locate legal assistance to obtain restraining orders, file for divorce, re-obtain green cards and other legal documentation lost during their transition

  • Enroll in support groups

  • Seek medical attention

  • Provide court accompaniment

  • Provide translation and interpretation services

  • Career planning

  • Application support for financial aid

  • English classes

  • Computer classes

  • Case Management and Follow-up

  • Transportation (Only as available)


​The Afghan Coalition works closely with multiple shelters such as the Emergency Shelter Program in Hayward, Non-Profit Islamic Shelter, etc. and other providers such as Narika, Asian Pacific Island Legal Outreach, etc. to provide overall services.

Remember, domestic violence is abuse that happens in a personal relationship between past and current partners, spouses, or boyfriends and girlfriends. Types of abuses included are physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and economical. The
​Afghan women and men often suffer silently from sexual assault and domestic violence. They are often made to feel trapped and told that resources do not exist to assist them. Common information that is communicated to them in the Afghan culture from their perpetrators is that they will have no where to live, have little to no financial support, they will be sent back to Afghanistan, no one will believe them or that the court will think they are crazy and take away their children.

Individuals in domestically violent situations or survivors of sexual assault are afraid to leave their current circumstances or seek assistance. The Afghan Coalition is here to help. The Afghan Coalition provides a one-stop shop for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

​Our trained domestic violence advocates work with survivors to:

  • Find shelter

  • Locate legal assistance to obtain restraining orders, file for divorce, re-obtain green cards and other legal documentation lost during their transition

  • Enroll in support groups

  • Seek medical attention

  • Provide court accompaniment

  • Provide translation and interpretation services

  • Career planning

  • Application support for financial aid

  • English classes

  • Computer classes

  • Case Management and Follow-up

  • Transportation (Only as available)


​The Afghan Coalition works closely with multiple shelters such as the Emergency Shelter Program in Hayward, Non-Profit Islamic Shelter, etc. and other providers such as Narika, Asian Pacific Island Legal Outreach, etc. to provide overall services.

Remember, domestic violence is abuse that happens in a personal relationship between past and current partners, spouses, or boyfriends and girlfriends. Types of abuses included are physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and economical. This also means any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or would someone. Domestic Violence is not acceptable.

is also means any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or would someone. Domestic Violence is not acceptable.

 This also means any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or would someone. Domestic Violence is not acceptable.

 

Signs of Domestic violence:

Do you…

  • Feel afraid of your partner much of the time?

  • Avoid certain topics out of fear or angering your partner?

  • Feel that you can’t do anything right for your partner?

  • Believe that you deserve to be hurt or mistreated?

  • Wonder if you’re the one who is crazy?

  • Feel emotionally numb or helpless?


​Does your partner…

  • Humiliate or yell at you?

  • Criticize you and put you down?

  • Treat you so badly that you’re embarrassed for your friends and family to see?

  • Blame you for their own abusive behavior?

  • See you as property or a sex object, rather than as a person?


​Does your partner…

  • Have a bad and unpredictable temper?

  • Hurt you, or threaten to hurt or kill you?

  • Threaten to take your children away or harm them?

  • Threaten to commit suicide if you leave?

  • Force you to have sex?

  • Destroy your belongings?


​Does your partner…

  • Limit your access to money, the phone, or the car?

  • Constantly check up on you?

  • Act excessively jealous and possessive?

  • Control where you go or what you do?

  • Keep you from seeing your friends and family?


​Agencies with Farsi/Dari Speaking Trained Domestic Violence Advocates:
Afghan Coalition
39155 Liberty Street, Suite D-460
Fremont, CA
(510) 745-1682

​East Bay Agency for Children (Fremont Healthy Start Program)
Grimmer School
43040 Newport Drive
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 574-2000

​NARIKA
P.O. Box 14014
Berkeley, CA 94712
(800) 215-7308

​IF YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER CALL 911!
The police will not hurt you, they will assist you!
Or
You can call the Domestic Violence Hot-line at (800) 799-SAFE (7233).