Local Resources

The resources listed below offer a wide range of resources relating to violence against women to a diverse group of people within the Atlanta area or throughout Georgia. The summaries provide a brief outline of the work the organizations offer, so make sure to click on the organization titles to understand the full scope of the organization’s services.

Ahimsa House

Ahimsa House is dedicated to addressing the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty. Their direct services program includes a 24-hour statewide crisis line, a network of foster homes throughout Georgia for domestic violence victims’ pets, as well as veterinary care.  Ahimsa House also provides training and education to the community about the link between domestic violence and animal abuse.

Caminar Latino

Caminar Latino is Georgia’s only domestic violence intervention program for Latino families. They provide a parenting, and youth program as well as a woman’s program, which offers legal advocacy, in addition to counseling and support groups. Caminar Latino also offers a 24-session men’s program that has been certified by the state of Georgia.

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The GCADV serves as an administrator for ensuring quality services are provided by domestic violence programs throughout the state. They manage the Georgia domestic violence toll-free hotline, in addition to three transitional housing projects. GCADV also ensures that healthcare providers are meeting the needs of domestic violence survivors.

Georgia Commission on Family Violence 

GCFV works with communities and systems across the state to provide leadership in strengthening Georgia’s families by ending family violence. GCFV’s services include community task forces to address domestic violence, an annual conference, and legislative advocacy among others. Their website also offers a list of Family Violence Intervention Programs (FVIP’s) throughout Georgia.

Partnership Against Domestic Violence

PADV offers a wide range of services, including two 24-hour emergency shelters in Fulton and Gwinnett counties, legal advocacy, and community support groups. They also provide education within the Atlanta area to schools, businesses, the media, clergy, and hospitals among others.

Raksha, Inc 

Raksha — meaning “protection” in several South Asian languages — is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization for the South Asian Community. Raksha’s mission is to promote a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education, and advocacy. They provide services to men and women regarding issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, immigration, and assimilation.

Tapestri 

Tapestri Inc. is dedicated to ending violence and oppression in refugee and immigrant communities, using culturally competent and appropriate methods. They have 60 trained interpreters who speak a multitude of languages, including (but not limited to) Arabic, French, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese who help with crises such as human trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Additionally, they offer a 24-week, Family Violence Intervention Program for immigrant and refugee men.

Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence

The WRC provides services to domestic violence survivors in the metro Atlanta area. They provide temporary housing to women and children, a 24-hour crisis line, and legal advocacy to women experiencing abuse.