Since 1997, Tahirih has served at the forefront of the fight to end violence against women and girls and has pioneered efforts in the United States to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.
With a staff of 100 dedicated women and men across offices in five cities and thousands of supporters and pro bono partners, Tahirih has answered more than 27,000 pleas for help by women and girls rebuilding their lives in the wake of violence.
We EMPOWER survivors of violence by providing free legal services that they need to achieve the immigration status they are entitled to under U.S. law, as well as many vital social services that they need to rebuild their lives, including emergency shelter, food and clothing, and healthcare.
We ENGAGE in non-partisan public policy advocacy by elevating the voices of immigrant women and girls in communities, courts, and Congress to transform laws and policies to foster systemic, lasting change.
We ENABLE communities to meet the needs of survivors through outreach programs that provide thousands of frontline professionals — including attorneys, judges, police officers, healthcare staff, and social service providers – with an understanding of unique obstacles that immigrant women and girls face in the wake of violence, giving communities the essential tools they need to help survivors in crisis.
In 2018 alone, we:
- Provided free legal services to 3,492 immigrant women and girls and their family members
- Connected 633 clients and their family members with vital social services, including emergency shelter, food and clothing, and healthcare
- Marshaled an army of 2,569 professionals from 474 top law firms and fortune 500 companies in our Pro Bono Network to leverage donated resources and maximize our capacity