Our Services

NISA works to empower victims of domestic violence by providing information, support services, advocacy, counseling and shelter with the utmost confidentiality. We handle a broad range of issues including family disputes between spouses, parents and children, plus elder abuse, premarital counseling and spiritual counseling. It is important to realize that while NISA handles issues of domestic violence, it also focuses on prevention of conflict and the promotion family harmony. All of our advocates are state certified, and we are the first Bay Area domestic violence program and shelter, sensitive to the needs of Muslim families.

Help Line

Toll-free and confidential telephone line: 1-888- ASK-NISA (1-888- 275-6472)

Referral Services

Legal assistance (refer to private attorneys or Bay Area Legal Aid. NISA will not cover costs) Anger management & parenting classes (by referral)

Support Services

NISA Home – emergency and short-term housing Translation services (languages: Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, Farsi, Pushtu, etc.) Financial assistance Social Services (assistance with: public assistance, section 8 housing, cal-works, medical etc.) Transportation services Career Development


Counseling (individual, family, premarital, marriage, career) Religious guidance/counseling through Islamic principles

Additional Resources & Links

ABA: The Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence

Our mission is to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by mobilizing the legal profession.

Men Stopping Violence

To organize men to end male violence against women and girls through innovative trainings, programs and advocacy.

Foundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help (FAITH)

FAITH is a grassroots organization that is committed to empowering all members of the community. FAITH’s mission is to provide humanitarian aid to needy individuals and families living in the Northern Virginia area.

Apna Ghar

Apna Ghar provides holistic services and conducts outreach and advocacy across immigrant communities to end gender violence.

Muslim Women’s League

The Muslim Women’s League is a non-profit Muslim American organization working to implement the values of Islam and thereby reclaim the status of women as free, equal and vital contributors to society.

The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund

We secure equality and opportunity for women and girls with targeted litigation, innovative policy advocacy, and education in these five areas:

Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP)

Together, we can end gender violence in Asian/Pacific Islander communities
Since 1996, the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) has provided services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Help us continue this work by supporting us through a donation or by getting involved.


The vision of NCADV is to create a culture where domestic violence is not tolerated; and where society empowers victims and survivors, and holds abusers accountable.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.


AYUDA’s mission is to serve the foreign-born, low-income community by providing high-quality legal services in the areas of immigra-tion and domestic violence; advocating for and defending their legal and human rights; and empowering through education.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.


We are a free, confidential, nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, that primarily helps families from South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka among others) facing domestic violence, emotional abuse, cultural alienation, human trafficking or family conflict.


KARAMAH is founded on the fundamental principle that education, dialogue, and diligent action are the best tools to eradicate the dangerous and destructive effects of ignorance, silence and prejudice.

National Network to End Domestic Violence

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.