Welcome to CafeGive. We invite you to be a part of our cause and empower South Asian women and children who are experiencing domestic violence. Together, we can break the silence. Thank you for your support.—Anita Ramachandran, Board Member, SAWERA
SAWERA, the South Asian Women’s Empowerment and Resource Alliance, was founded in 1997 by members of the community to help South Asian women who were experiencing domestic violence. They found that language barriers, cultural misconceptions and immigration concerns prevented these women from seeking help. Pronounced “sah-way-reh,” our name also translates to “morning” in at least two South Asian languages. Morning symbolizes a new beginning and the dawn of a new era for South Asian women.
SAWERA is dedicated to serving women and children in abusive relationships and offers culturally sensitive services to remove the stigma around domestic violence. Additionally, we join women’s groups around the country as catalysts for social change. At SAWERA, we provide advocacy, empowerment and solidarity in a safe environment.
Some of our services include:
- Assisting Clients with Understanding Their Rights
- Safety Planning
- Temporary Safe Housing
- Family Court Assistance
- Court Advocacy
- Group Counseling
- Referrals for Individual Counseling
- Culturally Sensitive Case Management
- Referrals for Legal and Immigration Issues
- Kids’ Club
“In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. And that human being in my life was SAWERA.” - SAWERA Client
“SAWERA did so much for me when I had nobody else. The staff and volunteers were wonderful and very passionate about what they do. Thank you, SAWERA, for everything you have done for me and my kids.” – SAWERA Client
For more information on SAWERA, please visit: www.sawera.org.