rising above violence, together.
For 36 years, Womankind, formerly the New York Asian Women's Center, has worked with survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence of all ages to rise above trauma and build a path to healing. We bring critical resources and deep cultural competency to help Asian communities find refuge, recovery, and renewal.
Womankind grew from a single helpline in 1982 to six sites across New York City today. In addition to our headquartersin Lower Manhattan, we have 2 confidential shelters for survivors of domestic violence, and 3 community offices in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Here, anyone and everyone who is in need of support in overcoming violence can walk in to learn more about services or to receive immediate assistance.
Our team of dedicated advocates provides life-changing services in English, 18+ Asian languages, and Spanish, including a 24-hour multilingual helpline, emergency housing, counseling, wellness activities, art therapy, legal services, economic empowerment and so much more.
Womankind is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
We started out very small, but our dreams were anything but. The founders envisioned helping women rise above violence and move beyond trauma. And we have been working to make those dreams a reality. Collectively, Womankind strives towards reducing inequality and inequity in our society—the underpinnings of violence. But, there is still a ways to go.
OUR 2017 IMPACT
survivors helped to road of recovery
FIRST time callers on our helpline
asian languages & dialects spoken
- Asian Youth Program
- Transitional Housing
- Peer Educator Program
- Community Education & Outreach
- 24-hour multilingual helpline
- Emergency Housing (Shelter)
- Immigration Legal Services
- Economic Empowerment Program
- Wellness Groups
- Mentoring Program for Teens