- Confidential Helpline
- Confidential Referrals
- Cultural Education
- Community Outreach
AWAAZ is the voice of South Asians affected by family violence.
Awaaz is a grassroots non-profit organization for South Asians affected by domestic violence. Wee focus not only on helping and empowering those affected by domestic violence, but we also educate the general public about it and its far-reaching ramifications. Our aim is to have a community free of violence and to promote peaceful, healthy relationships.
Awaaz offers the following free services:
Awaaz offers confidential peer support via our helpline.
All calls not directly answered are linked to a confidential voicemail.
Messages are returned by Awaaz advocates within 24 hours.
Awaaz advocates currently speak English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Urdu, and Oriya.
For emergencies, call 911.
Awaaz provides clients with referrals to appropriate agencies and professionals for assistance with legal matters, medical services, emergency shelter, as well as marriage, family, and group counseling.
Awaaz advocates work with multiple local agencies in San Antonio to better serve the unique needs of South Asian families affected by family violence. By providing culture-specific education, we aid in advocating for more comprehensive care for South Asians.
Listen. Offer Support. Educate. Break the Silence.
Awaaz is an all-volunteer based community service organization. We cannot be effective without the wholehearted effort of every community member. Help us help your community.Volunteers are essential for nonprofits. In a sector where we usually have more work to do than we have staff to do it, volunteers boost our power, lighten the load, and exponentially increase our impact. Best of all, they do it because they believe in the cause and want to help.
Many Ways to Volunteer with AWAAZ:
Volunteer professional services:
- Survivors of domestic violence are in need of multiple support systems. They need support from professional services like Medical, Legal, Financial and Economic. Professionals in the above areas are always in need, and we will welcome your services - pro bono or for a small fee.
- If you are interested in our mission, you can help us spread the word about AWAAZ and its mission to the South Asian community as well as other organizations in Bexar County.
- If you have special organizational skills, are good at motivating people, and can commit to contained bursts of activity - help us in our upcoming events, webinars. And if you would like create your own event supporting Avaaz’s mission
Become a fundraiser:
- You can work with our Board members to help with fund raising. You can also create your own methodology to reach organizations, corporations, philanthropic organizations to support our mission and request Funds - one time or on a recurring basis. Alternatively, you can also help our committee for donations and fund raising at our events.
- You can build relationships, do presentations and build awareness in small community gatherings, Universities, colleges and schools, at events in the South Asian community, as well as mainstream communities
- If you are a technical person and interested in social media – you can help spread awareness of Awaaz through social media - Facebook, Instagram, twitter etc.
- If you are an IT person and interested in managing Data and Data analysis - you can help with creating and manage confidential databases and statistical reports.
- If you are good in writing and research, you can help our Grant Director research for Grants and write Grant proposals
There are myriad ways of volunteering with us. If you want to just volunteer with us in any area, and have the passion and energy to fulfill our mission, please email us here with the following information:
- Contact Information:
- Your BIO:
- Interested area to volunteer:
- Any additional comments:
Awaaz advocates provide educational materials, conduct workshops, and participate in panel discussions to promote healthy relationships and awareness of family violence within the local community.
- To educate and empower South Asians in crisis so that they confront their problems and feel comfortable accessing existing services.
- To provide peer support, information, and advocacy to our clients to help them make an informed choice of the lives they lead.
- To reduce the incidence of family violence in the South Asian community by providing education to all on issues of family violence in community forums and discussions.