We serve courageous immigrant women and girls who have rejected violence, but face incredible obstacles to justice, including language barriers, lack of resources, and a complex immigration system. Some are U.S. citizens or have another type of resident status. Some do not. All live in the United States and have a right to protection under existing U.S. laws.
Who We Are
featured success stories
our clients have come to the U.S.
from all over the world
“I have my dignity back. I am looking forward to the future, to greater things and bigger things. I’m not that person that was shrank to nothing. I see a life with a lot of promises.”
survivor of domestic violence from West Africa
“To be abused yourself is one thing. To see your son being abused physically and emotionally is another.”
survivor of domestic violence from Czech Republic
“Here I am living in a free society, but so many other girls are still back there. If I had been sent home, it would be like going into a dark cave forever.”
survivor of forced marriage from Afghanistan
“Both my daughter and I were forced to undergo female genital mutilation as young girls… You are old enough to carry with you the memory of that kind of horror forever. Every day of our lives it affects us, both physically and emotionally.”
survivor of female genital mutilation from Kenya
“I want to thank Tahirih. They made me feel like my life has a purpose. I really can’t put it into words. They’ve been family to me. They opened their arms to me and helped me and pushed me on for my future.”
survivor of child abuse from Nicaragua
“Tahirih helped me with my house, my green card. They help me with everything. Now, I feel like I am flying. You can’t imagine me now. I am so, so, so happy.”
survivor of human trafficking from Angola
“It’s been a long road, but a happy ending. I’m a free bird today! When I received my worker authorization, it felt like a passport to freedom. Finally, I thought, ‘I am free. I’m finally free.'”
survivor of domestic violence from Sri Lanka
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