Since 1997, Tahirih has served at the forefront of the fight to end gender-based violence and has pioneered efforts in the United States to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.Read our 2019 Impact Report
With a staff of 100 dedicated team members across offices in five cities and thousands of supporters and pro bono partners, Tahirih has assisted nearly 29,000 individuals seeking access to justice.
We support survivors of violence through free legal and social services, from direct representation to emergency shelter, food, and healthcare. Access to these basic needs have allowed Tahirih clients to build lives of safety and comfort in a new and unfamiliar place.
We engage in non-partisan public policy advocacy by amplifying the voices of immigrant survivors in communities, courts, and Congress, to ensure that laws and policies protect them from violence and exploitation and to foster systemic, lasting change.
We enable communities to meet the needs of survivors through outreach programs that provide thousands of front-line professionals — including attorneys, judges, police officers, healthcare staff, and social service providers – with an understanding of unique obstacles that immigrant survivors face in the wake of violence, giving communities the essential tools they need to help survivors in crisis.
In 2019 alone, we:
- Provided free legal services to 2,018 immigrant survivors and 1,582 of their family members
- Connected 530 clients and their family members with vital social services, including emergency shelter, food and clothing, and healthcare
- Mobilized 2,750 attorneys from 473 top law firms in our Pro Bono Network to leverage donated resources and maximize our capacity