API Chaya seeks to end systemic violence in our communities. We have served thousands of people and worked with dozens of community groups for community organizing and education regarding prevention of sexual and domestic violence, exploitation, and human trafficking. We understand the cultural norms and stigmas associated with such violence and believe in the inherent strength and potential of each person and our communities to address situations in which there has been systematic emotional and/or physical violence. Our services are free, confidential, and available to any person in need.
Our programs include the following:
SURVIVOR SERVICES – Advocacy and support services for Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and human trafficking survivors from all communities. See below for our support services.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZING – Mobilizing and training communities to support survivors and their families and to change the social norms and conditions that allow violence to occur.
NATURAL HELPERS – Leadership development and volunteer program that nurtures natural community leaders to address gender-based violence in our communities and to work towards long-term social change.