Domestic Violence Support

AC developed and has implemented a Domestic Violence Prevention program for over twenty years to Afghan and other women experiencing emotional and/or physical abuse in the home or in the community.

 AC conducts outreach, public information dissemination, intake/assessment, case management including referrals to victim assistance programs and other domestic violence resources, as well as ongoing support groups for victims of domestic violence. With the influx of new Afghan arrivals from the evacuation of Afghanistan, Afghan Coalition has increased the education and awareness related to domestic violence and U.S. laws. AC has developed and published curriculum focusing on working with Afghan women and their families experiencing domestic violence.

Our trained domestic violence advocates work with survivors to:
  • Find shelter

  • Refer to partner agencies who provide legal assistance to obtain restraining orders, file for divorce, re-obtain green cards and other legal documentation lost during their transition, provide court accompaniment

  • Enroll in support groups

  • Seek medical attention

  • English classes

  • Computer classes

  • Case Management and follow-up

  • English classes

  • Computer classes

  • Case Management and Follow-up

  • Transportation (Only as available)

  • Provide translation and interpretation services

​If you feel your life is in danger call 911


Computer and phone use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your Internet and/or computer usage might be monitored or your phone might be monitored, please use a safer computer or a different phone line, and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hot-line immediately for assistance and advice at (800) 799-SAFE (7233).
Signs of Domestic violence:

Do you…

  • Feel afraid of your partner much of the time?

  • Avoid certain topics out of fear or angering your partner?

  • Feel that you can’t do anything right for your partner?

  • Believe that you deserve to be hurt or mistreated?

  • Wonder if you’re the one who is crazy?

  • Feel emotionally numb or helpless?

Does your partner…

  • Humiliate or yell at you?

  • Criticize you and put you down?

  • Treat you so badly that you’re embarrassed for your friends and family to see?

  • Blame you for their own abusive behavior?

  • See you as property or a sex object, rather than as a person?

Does your partner…

  • Have a bad and unpredictable temper?

  • Hurt you, or threaten to hurt or kill you?

  • Threaten to take your children away or harm them?

  • Threaten to commit suicide if you leave?

  • Force you to have sex?

  • Destroy your belongings?

​Does your partner…

  • Limit your access to money, the phone, or the car?

  • Constantly check up on you?

  • Act excessively jealous and possessive?

  • Control where you go or what you do?

  • Keep you from seeing your friends and family?

Agencies providing Domestic Violence services:
Afghan Coalition
39155 Liberty Street, Suite D-460
Fremont, CA
(510) 745-1682

P.O. Box 14014
Berkeley, CA 94712
(800) 215-7308

The police will not hurt you, they will assist you!
You can call the Domestic Violence Hot-line at (800) 799-SAFE (7233)