AshaKiran which means “a ray of hope” is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by Bhavani Kakani. AshaKiran offers services in over 50 languages throughout Alabama. It mainly serves foreign-born individuals who are victim/survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault and more. AshaKiran provides various services such as emergency, legal, counseling, housing, support, children’s services and community services.
AshaKiran provides emergency services such as case management, confidential shelter location, crisis intervention services, domestic violence education, emergency cell phones, emergency shelter, safety planning, food and clothing.
AshaKiran takes care of legal services covering assistance with orders of protection, attorney referral for criminal cases, attorney referral for family court, attorney referral for protection orders, court accompaniment/advocacy, expert testimony, financial empowerment training, immigration services, in-shelter financial aid and legal resource planning.
AshaKiran supports community services including domestic violence workshops and speaker’s bureau.
AshaKiran arranges counselling services like non-resident counseling, peer support groups, shelter resident counseling, substance abuse counseling, counseling for friends and family.
AshaKiran caters housing services that involves alternative housing counseling and transportation.
AshaKiran offers support services comprising Goal planning assistance, job skills training, medical accompaniment, resources and referrals.
AshaKiran favors children’s services taking in school liaison and tutoring services.
AshaKiran welcomes women, men, individuals and families.
Monday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Tuesday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Wednesday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, , CLOSED, Sunday, , CLOSED
AshaKiran accepts immigrant and trafficked persons.
AshaKiran serves All Alabama Counties; when AshaKiran started in 2006 it served South Asian community and in 2015 we began to expand our services throughout the state.
English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese ARABIC, FARSI, GUJARATI, HINDI, INDONESIAN, KANNADA, MALAY, MALAYALAM, MANDARIN, NEPALESE, MARATHI, ORIYA, PUNJABI,SINDHI, TAIWANESE, TELUGU, TURKISH, VIETNAMESE