SAHARA serves survivors of all forms of abuse – including physical, mental, sexual, financial and psychological abuse within the South Asian community in Southern California with culturally sensitive and linguistically specific services.
At SAHARA, we firmly believe that every human being regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, deserves to live a life of dignity and respect. The SAHARA family is committed to serving the growing number of South Asians in Southern California by providing them with services, support, skill development, resources, information and culturally sensitive and multilingual assistance that they might need.
Keeping this in mind, we try to reach all community members that might need assistance. As we serve members from many different countries, we hire multilingual staff that can communicate easily with our clients.
Services at SAHARA are provided at our main office a kind of a drop-in center located in the heart of Artesia which is also called “Little India.” Artesia boasts of a large South Asian population and is easily accessible to clients living in the area. Although SAHARA’s services are available to all community members regardless of race and ethnicity, one of the organization’s key strengths is its capacity to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to individuals from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan, collectively referred to as South Asians.
The multilingual and bicultural staff and volunteers enable the organization to offer linguistically appropriate services to speakers of multiple South Asian languages, in addition to English. SAHARA’s clientele is South Asian (95%), Latino (2%), and other ethnicities (3%). The multilingual and bicultural SAHARA staff offers linguistically appropriate services to speakers of Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu in addition to English.
All of SAHARA’s materials and brochures can be found in these languages.
If you or someone you know would like services in any of these languages, please call our office at 562-402-4132 or our 24-hr hotline 1-888-724-2722.
If you would like to know more about SAHARA or help us continue to provide these services, please give us a call at 562-402-4132 or contact us.
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