Counselors Helping (South) Asians / Indians

Counselors Helping (South) Asians / Indians

South Asian and Mental Health Resources

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Links to other sites that provide information about Mental Health or the South Asian Community.

National South Asian Mental Health Resources


AshaKiran - a ray of hope


ASAFSF - Arizona South Asians for Safe Families


Aasra - "shelter" in Hindi

Maitri - helping women help themselves

Narika - changing the way we live, violence free

Sahara - South Asian helpline and referral agency

South Asian Network - to raise the visibility of the South Asian LGBT community


Sneha - Service and Education for Women Against Abuse


SAHARA of South Florida - reaching out to Asian women in distress


Raksha - "protection" in several South Asian languages


Apna Ghar - domestic violence center


Saheli - friendship for South Asian women


Michigan Asian Indian Family Center - support system for Asian Indians who are without the extended family assistance that is typically available in India

New Jersey

Manavi - working to end violence against South Asian women

SAMHAJ - mental illness self - help group for South Asians

New York

Islamic Center of Long Island - domestic harmony project

Sakhi for South Asian Women - anti - domestic violence

SAATHI of Rochester - empowering our future, one woman at a time

North Carolina

KIRAN - domestic violence and crisis service


ASHA - ray of hope


SAWERA - South Asian Women's Empowerment and Resources Alliance


SEWAA - service and education for women against abuse


Asians Against Domestic Abuse - free confidential support to Asian American women and their children

CHETNA - preventing domestic violence and helping create safe homes

Daya - serving South Asian families

Saheli - provides assistance to Asian families dealing with domestic violence and abuse


Chaya - serving South Asian women in times of crisis and need

Mental Health Resources in MD/DC/VA

Alliance, Inc. - rehabilitations, treatment, case management, vocational, and employment services

Baltimore Health Care Access, Inc. - promoting access to health care and related services

Baltimore Mental Health Systems - local mental health authority and core service agency for Baltimore City

Baltimore City Health Department - working to improve the health and well - being of Baltimore residents

Chase Brexton Health Services, Inc. - interdisciplinary health care for diverse communities

Crisis Link - crisis intervention and suicide prevention in Northern Virginia

Emerge, Inc. - services for people with disabilities

Family and Children Services - helping families solve problems and prevent issues from becoming disabling

Fairfax County, VA DSS - Department of Social Services

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health - helping children with mental health needs

Howard County DSS - Department of Social Services

Howard County Mental Health Authority - core service agency managing publicly funded mental health services

Humanim, Inc. - mental health, vocational, neuro - rehabilitation, developmental disabilities, and deaf services

Listening To You, LLC. - addresses concerns such as work-life balance, workplace skills enhancement, supervisory skills enhancement, transition management, and retirement planning

Maryland Coalition of Families for Children's Mental Health - services for children with mental health needs

Maryland Psychiatric Society - state medical speciality society

Mental Health Association of Maryland - outreach to people with mental illness

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - 24 hour crisis help, hospitalization, therapy, community - based outpatient mental health services

Mental Disorder Network - services for children, adults, civilian, military, temporary, or permanent residents of DC

Maryland Society for Clinical Social Workers - seminars, resources, and publications for social workers

Montgomery County DSS - Department of Social Services

NAMI Maryland - education, support, and advocacy for persons with mental illness

On Our Own of Maryland - mental health consumer education and advocacy group

Prince Georges County DSS - Department of Social Services

Pro Bono Counseling Project - volunteer licensed mental health professionals

Rehab Info - trusted addiction rehabilitation information and services locator

Sheppard Pratt Health System - behavioral health system

The Mental Health Association of DC - advocacy, education, and research in promoting mental health

The Center for Mental Health Outreach (DC) - delivering mental health services to underserved people

Way Station, Inc. - child and adolescent programs, community employment, day programs, crisis teams

Washington, D.C. DSS - Department of Social Services

South Asian Resources in MD/DC/VA

Baltimore Indian/ South Asian Heritage Meetup Group - community group

KhushDC - LGBT

Asian and Friends - Washington - LGBT

NetSAP - Network of South Asian Professionals

SABA - South Asian Bar Association

SAALT - South Asian Leaders of Tomorrow

Shakti Productions - produces and uses videos to advocate for an end to violence against women

South Asian Psychological Networking Association - connecting scientist-practitioners invested in the psychological concerns of South Asians and South Asian Americans

ASHA - Asian Women's Self Help Association

AAPI - Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative

APALRC - Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

Samhati - funds projects in Bangladesh

AALEAD - Asian American Leadership Empowerment and Development

SAWNET - South Asian Women's Network

DVRP - Asian/ Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project

Samhati - improving the condition of women and children in Bangladesh