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Multi-Ethnic Help Agencies

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute On Domestic Violence
Links To Asian Help Groups. 

First Call For Help (United Way Help Line) (404) 614-1000
This comprehensive referral service is open 24 hours a day and can direct you to over 2000 help agencies in The Atlanta Metro Area. Live People To Help in Spanish.

AT&T Language Link (800) 528-5888  
Provides interpreters in 100 languages.  

The International Women's House (404) 299-1550 or (404) 298-9960
This shelter provides services to battered women in the   following languages: Russian. Bosnian, Polish, Vietnamese, Indian (Several Dialects), Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Arabic and French.

Raksha (404) 842-0725  
Provides free and confidential support and referral services to South Asians in distress. South Asians include (but are not limited to) people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan. 

Catholic Charities-Immigration Legal Services (678-222-3920)
CCA’s Immigration Legal Services provides assistance to immigrants, refugees and those seeking asylum in the United States. They help individuals and families obtain legal status, assist clients with the naturalization process and provide legal representation during deportation proceedings. They also specialize in assisting survivors of domestic violence, abandoned or neglected foreign children, detained clients and victims of trafficking and crimes.

Circle of Hope (706-776-3406) (Offically Serves Habersham, Stephens and White counties)
Provides domestic violence victims with free services designed to ensure barriers are identified, needs are met, and safety and stability are achieved.  
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egal Services: Their Trained legal advocates provide information about accessing the legal system and assist victims obtain Temporary Protective Orders (TPO). The advocate also accompanies the victim to court hearings and helps the victim navigate the judicial system. Advocates also help eligible victims apply for Victim's Compensation and pursue criminal warrants through magistrate court.
Spanish speaking victims are provided with the resources, information, and assistance to apply for waivers and visas applicable to their circumstance.
Transitional Housing Program: They have two Transitional Housing Programs that serve as stepping stone programs designed to assist women transition from emergency shelter to violent-free permanent housing.
Emergency Shelter and Permanent Housing: The former is for all DV victims.  The latter is for women with disabilities or substance abuse issues. Support services are offered and permanent housing residents contribute a percentage of their income into a savings account that is returned to them upon exiting the program.

National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233   TDD: (800) 787-3224   
Helps victim of domestic violence and their families. They discuss options, safety planning, give legal help, and provide counseling and referrals.  Non-English speaking people should wait on the line till an operator identifies the language and connects them to a translator.  

Center For Pan Asian Community Services (770) 936-0969  
Their staff speaks Chinese, Korean and Japanese but your problem can also be referred to other affiliated groups that translate and interpret in Laotian, Cambodian, Vietnamese, and Russian.  In addition to serving Asians, the Center also serves Russians and Hispanic populations.  The Center also has a free legal clinic open from 12 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. 

Jewish Family Career Services (770) 677-9346  
This social service agency is not just for Jews. They help   provide immigrants and refugees with employment, financial support, individual and family counseling and other vital   services. Translating and interpreting can be provided in  Russian, Ukrainian and Slavic languages.

Georgia Mutual Assistance Association (404) 763-4240/4241
They provide free translators and interpreters for the following languages: Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, Afghanistan (Farsi, Pashtw,) Somalian, Ethiopian, Iraqis,
and Arabic. Contact Person: Mr. Khiem Pham. They also offer family counseling.

Newcomers' Network, Inc. (404) 299-6217 FAX (404) 299-6218  
Call for assistance with domestic violence issues.  Their staff can translate and interpret in the following languages: Somalian, Russian, Polish, Arabic, Kurdish And Vietnamese.

Lutheran Ministry Of Georgia (404) 875-0201  
Securing employment/translation and other help. Their staff speaks Bosnian/Serbo-Croatian, Farsi, Vietnamese
and Some Arabic.  

Directory Of Refugee Services In Metro Atlanta

Bridging The Gap Project, Inc. The (Btg) (404) 872-9400 (404) 872-1444     
T
his directory lists groups and agencies relevant to the refugee community in metro Atlanta, including voluntary    resettlement agencies, youth services, mental health services, employment training services, law enforcement contacts, legal aid services, local associations, human relations commissions, etc.  

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Legal Help

Victim Assistance & Compensation In Georgia

Justice Center Of Atlanta (404) 523-8236
Offers free mediation for civil matters that have or could have been filed in Fulton or Dekalb counties. They can help resolve civil disputes involving divorce and family conflicts, landlord-tenant conflicts, business matters, employment disputes, educational disputes, personal injury claims, neighborhood disputes, juvenile disputes and disputes involving churches and congregations.

Atlanta Legal Aid (404) 524-5811  

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (404) 521-0790  

Dekalb County Volunteer Lawyer Association (404) 373-0865  

Fulton County Victim's Assistance Domestic Violence Program (404) 730-6883
Handles civil responses to domestic violence, crises intervention, individual and family counseling, legal advocacy, information and assistance on criminal and civil temporary protective orders and teach about anti-stalking laws.

Catholic Charities-Immigration Legal Servicess (678-222-3920)
They specialize in assisting survivors of domestic violence, abandoned or neglected foreign children, detained clients and victims of trafficking and crimes.

Circle of Hope (706-776-3406) (Offically Serves Habersham, Stephens and White counties)
Their Trained legal advocates provide information about accessing the legal system and assist victims obtain Temporary Protective Orders (TPO). The advocate also accompanies the victim to court hearings and helps the victim navigate the judicial system. Advocates also help eligible victims apply for Victim's Compensation and pursue criminal warrants through magistrate court.
Spanish speaking victims are provided with the resources, information, and assistance to apply for waivers and visas applicable to their circumstance.

Clayton County Pro-Bono Project
(404) 366-0586  
Part of Legal Aid.

Cobb County Pro-Bono (770) 528-2565  
Part of Legal Aid.

Gwinnett County Pro Bono (770) 822-8599
Part of Legal Aid. Deals exclusively with civil matters.

Legal Clinic For The Homeless (404) 681-0680  
Intake for civil matters only.

Raksha (404) 842-0725  
For those of South-Asian origins.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) (888) 227-2393 CASA’s goal is to interrupt the cycle of abuse and neglect and to quickly provide the child with a safe and permanent home.

CASA volunteers undergo FBI screening, and substantial training  (40 hours of pre-service training, then 12 hours of annual training) to speak as an independent voice in juvenile court deprivation proceedings for a child. 

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Dental Help & Plastic Surgery For Victims

Atlanta Women’s Foundation (404) 577-5000  
Foundation supporting charitable giving to women and girls that distributes grants to organizations dealing with domestic violence and economic injustice against women.  They can direct domestic violence victims to sympathetic doctors who provide low cost reconstructive surgery.  

PADV Hotline (For Dental or Other Assistance) 404-873-1766 or 770-963-9799
Anyone needing assistance, who wears the scars of domestic violence may call PADV's crisis/information line.

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Safe Houses/Shelters And Permanent Housing
Most shelters house victims from other counties and provide services such as shelter, support groups and counseling, legal advocacy, food and clothing, at no fee.

Share House Family Violence Crisis Center
Provides services and shelter for battered and homeless women and is located in Douglas County, Georgia with a satellite office in Paulding County. They have a 30 bed shelter available with 24 hour intake for battered  and homeless women and children, a 24 hour crisis line, and five transitional housing for up to ten women and their children.

Help For The Homeless (or Soon To Be Homeless) Georgia Assistance Directory (Georgia)
Are you about to be homeless? This site lists homeless assistance resources by Georgia county, including Homeless Prevention and/or Rapid Re-Housing resources.

Association On Battered Women Clayton County (770) 961-7233  
Staff also speaks Spanish.  

Cherokee Family Violence Center (770) 479-1703  
Staff also speaks Spanish.

Cobb Street Ministries (770) 424-9154  
Provides a safe residence for up to 27 women and children dealing with physical abuse, addiction and abandonment.

Fairhaven Inn (770) 457-4673  

Gwinnett Battered Women (770) 963-9799  
Staff speaks limited Spanish.

The International Women's House (404)299-1550 or(404)298-9960  
This shelter provides services to battered women in the following languages: Russian. Bosnian, Polish, Vietnamese, Indian (Several Dialects), Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Arabic and French.  

Circle of Hope (706-776-3406) (Offically Serves Habersham, Stephens and White counties)
Transitional Housing Program: They have two Transitional Housing Programs that serve as stepping stone programs designed to assist women transition from emergency shelter to violent-free permanent housing.
Emergency Shelter and Permanent Housing: The former is for all DV victims.  The latter is for women with disabilities or substance abuse issues. Support services are offered and permanent housing residents contribute a percentage of their income into a savings account that is returned to them upon exiting the program.

Partnership Against Domestic Violence (404) 873-1766  

Securus House (770) 961-7233  

Travelers Aid Of Metropolitan Atlanta (404) 817-7070  
Offers free resettlement services for battered women with children who have been in metro Atlanta 30 days or less.

Women's Crisis Center (770) 969-6423  
They provide emergency shelter and can help with emergency food, household goods and legal advocacy.

Women's Resource Center At Dekalb (404) 688-9436  
Staff speaks Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese.

YWCA-Cobb County Women's Program (770) 427-3390  

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Help Throughout Georgia

Victim Assistance & Compensation In Georgia

Family Crisis Center of Walker, Dade, Catoosa, & Chattooga Counties, Inc. (706-375-7180)
The Family Crisis Center is a non profit organization that is dedicated to serving victims of Domestic Violence and their families. We provided shelter to 201 individuals in 2012 and 145 in 2013. This means we provided food, clothing, household items, paper towels, toilet paper, baby diapers, baby formula, personal care items, and cleaning supplies to each of these individuals during their stay at the shelter. 24 hour Emergency Hotline 706-375-7630
 

Paulding County Community Service Directory (GA)
Children, disability, seniors, housing, health & medical, crisis hotlines, and other social services.

Help For The Homeless (or Soon To Be Homeless) Georgia Assistance Directory (Georgia)
Are you about to be homeless? This site lists homeless assistance resources by Georgia county, including Homeless Prevention and/or Rapid Re-Housing resources.

United Way Help Line  ( All 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of. 
Just type in the words "Domestic violence" or "Battered Women" or "Children and Abuse", etc.

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute On Domestic Violence
Links To Asian Help Groups. 

Catholic Charities-Immigration Legal Servicess (678-222-3920)
CCA’s Immigration Legal Services provides assistance to immigrants, refugees and those seeking asylum in the United States. They help individuals and families obtain legal status, assist clients with the naturalization process and provide legal representation during deportation proceedings. They also specialize in assisting survivors of domestic violence, abandoned or neglected foreign children, detained clients and victims of trafficking and crimes.

Circle of Hope (706-776-3406) (Offically Serves Habersham, Stephens and White counties)
Provides domestic violence victims with free services designed to ensure barriers are identified, needs are met, and safety and stability are achieved.  
L
egal Services: Their Trained legal advocates provide information about accessing the legal system and assist victims obtain Temporary Protective Orders (TPO). The advocate also accompanies the victim to court hearings and helps the victim navigate the judicial system. Advocates also help eligible victims apply for Victim's Compensation and pursue criminal warrants through magistrate court.
Spanish speaking victims are provided with the resources, information, and assistance to apply for waivers and visas applicable to their circumstance.
Transitional Housing Program: They have two Transitional Housing Programs that serve as stepping stone programs designed to assist women transition from emergency shelter to violent-free permanent housing.
Emergency Shelter and Permanent Housing: The former is for all DV victims.  The latter is for women with disabilities or substance abuse issues. Support services are offered and permanent housing residents contribute a percentage of their income into a savings account that is returned to them upon exiting the program.

Criminal Justice Divisions/ Attorney General's (All 50 States)

Share House Family Violence Crisis Center
Provides services and shelter for battered and homeless women and is located in Douglas County, Georgia with a satellite office in Paulding County. They have a 30 bed shelter available with 24 hour intake for battered  and homeless women and children, a 24 hour crisis line, and five transitional housing for up to ten women and their children.

GA Coalition on Family Violence   1-800-334-2836
24 hour hotline that can be called from anywhere in Georgia.  They will connect you to nearest shelter.

Governor's Victim Assistance Helpline (800) 338-6745 
Available community-based victim service programs throughout Georgia.

Task Force For The Homeless (800) 448-0636  

Georgia Legal Services Program  (404) 206-5175  (800) 498-9469  
Residents outside of Metropolitan Atlanta should call the central office to find the legal aid program nearest them.  Migrant and seasonal farm workers should call (800) 537-7496.  

Paulding County Community Service Directory (GA)
Children, disability, seniors, housing, health & medical, crisis hotlines, and other social services.

Ms. Peterson
(through the Barrow County DAs office) (770) 307-3040 or (home) (770) 867-5440
Assists victims with getting temporary protective orders against batterers and provides information and referrals.  She is also gathering funds to create a shelter for battered women.  

Association Of Battered Women Of Clayton County (770) 961-7233  
Shelter for battered women and their children.  Services include legal advocacy, outreach and a 24 hour crisis line.

Perspectives Inc. (612) 926-2600 or (612) 926-9847
Domestic violence agency helps with shelter, counseling, prevention/intervention and recovery programs for alcohol and drug abuse. They publish a 50 page booklet called Striving To Be Violence Free...A Guidebook for Creating A Safety Plan. This book contains several checklists that help battered women who still live with their abusers explore options and make sound choices.  To order the guidebook, send $4.00 to Perspectives Inc., 3381 Gorham Ave., St. Louis Park, Minn. 55426 (Attn. Guidebook).  Include your name and address clearly printed on the address label, 3 by 5 card or sheet of paper.  Allow four to five weeks for delivery.  Note: You may want it send to a friends house to avoid a confrontation with the abuser.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) (888) 227-2393
CASA’s goal is to interrupt the cycle of abuse and neglect and to quickly provide the child with a safe and permanent home.

CASA volunteers undergo FBI screening, and substantial training  (40 hours of pre-service training, then 12 hours of annual training) to speak as an independent voice in juvenile court deprivation proceedings for a child.

Emergency Shelters

ATHENS-Project Safe            (706) 543-3331

HABERSHAM-Circle Of Hope   (706) 776-3406

GAINSVILLE-Gateway House   (770) 536-5860

RABUN COUNTY-Faith Shelter (706) 782-1338

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[i] Brought to you in part by Tim Madison, District Attorney, Piedmont Ga. Judicial Circuit and The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.