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1-877-NC-KIRAN | 24 hour confidential assistance

450+

cases managed last year

2039

crisis/client calls last year

40+

training events with 1500+ attendees

OUR MISSION

Kiran's mission is to end the cycle of abuse and to serve and empower South Asian victims of domestic violence in North Carolina by providing culturally specific services and comprehensive economic, social and community resources.


Kiran means 'ray of light' in Hindi. We aim to illuminate, guide and instill hope in the lives of South Asian domestic violence victims all across North Carolina.

We want to bring a change in the way South Asian Community views and responds to domestic and sexual violence by educating the community on understanding diversity, violence prevention, empowerment, promoting healthy and non-violent relationships, commitment to social change, professionalism and equity.

NEED HELP?

Kiran is a non-profit organization in the State of North Carolina that serves south Asian families facing domestic violence and sexual assault. Our services are free and confidential.

Since 2008, Kiran has empowered victims/survivors by providing access to information, education, and other necessary social and economic support that best reflects each person's interests and needs.

Our non-profit serves and empowers individuals with backgrounds from the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Knowing that there is someone to reach out to in times of crisis is like seeing a ‘ray’ of hope. Kiran has been very supportive in my fight against domestic violence. The organization has helped me become fearless, bold, and capable in taking action towards injustice.

— Kiran Client

I can’t thank Kiran enough for helping me with rent , travelling expenses, driving school and other financial and moral support. They are always ready to listen and resolve my problems. I would have not survived without your support. After meeting your team, I don’t feel like I am alone in this country. Thank you so much!

— Kiran Client

OUR SERVICES

24 HOUR CRISIS LINE

Call 1-877-NC KIRAN / 1-877-625-4726 for 24-hour confidential assistance seven days a week from one of our trained crisis management volunteers or a staff member. Your safety is our priority and everything you share with us stays confidential.

SAFETY PLANNING

Personalized and practical planning that can help a client understand what are some of the possible situations that could put him/her through elevated risk to personal safety and ways to avoid them or get out of them. We will go through a checklist along with specific concerns and solutions based to each individual client’s situation.

INTERPRETATION ASSISTANCE

We have a robust volunteer base comprised of professionals from various fields who are proficient in various South Asian languages. We maintain a database of volunteers and their proficient languages who are available when clients express that they feel more comfortable talking in their language.

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Leaving an abusive relationship is often the most dangerous time for victims. We offer shelter referrals to secure and confidential shelter locations. We also help our clients to secure temporary, transitional or permanent affordable housing based upon what the needs are.

RESOURCE REFERRALS

After a thorough intake, we make appropriate referrals to family law attorneys, immigration attorneys, mental health therapists, tax professionals, depending on each individual case.

SECONDARY FAMILY SERVICES

Our case managers assist in arranging child care and transportation services for clients.

LEGAL ADVOCACY

  • Court accompaniment
  • Referrals to family and immigration attorneys
  • Advocacy with law enforcement
  • Assistance with filling out legal forms
  • Cultural sensitivity training program for Law Enforcement and partner agencies

RESOURCES BY STATE

UPCOMING EVENTS

Teen Outreach Event: Learn Bhangra

Raleigh, NC |
11:00 a.m. - 05 Dec '21

Teens! Join Kiran for a dance lesson followed by refreshments and an interactive discussion. 11:00AM-1:00PM