AFSSA's hotline number: (877) 281-8371 toll free / (512) 651-3743 local

Safety Alert

CAUTION: Please be aware that the computer you use can be monitored. Contact (877) 281-8371 for more information on computer safety tips.

Click HERE or on the "EXIT SITE" link at the top of each page to quickly exit this site.

Mission

Asian Family Support Services of Austin, or AFSSA (formerly SAHELI) is a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas, that provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.

Our mission is to promote abuse-free Asian communities through advocacy, support, awareness and access to social services.

AFSSA envisions healthy, abuse-free Asian communities.


AFSSA specifically addresses the cultural and language needs of Asian and other immigrant families affected by domestic violence.  Our values and mission are reflected in our programs, which integrate culture and language specific direct services, educational programs, and community-based initiatives and advocacy.

Job Opening - Sexual Assault Community Educator (Full Time)

Asian Family Support Services of Austin, or AFSSA (formerly Saheli) is seeking a full time Sexual Assault Community Educator, Program Associate who will educate community members and build community capacity to respond to and identify various forms of sexual violence. The program associate will provide and support trainings to community-based organizations in cultural competency, addressing the needs of Asian survivors of sexual violence and other areas as requested. The program associate will also design, implement, and assess comprehensive workshops around various issues including but not limited to prevention, bystander intervention, cultural definitions, community responses, and risk reduction.
The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and be knowledgeable of Asian cultures, resect for all cultures, and have the ability to interact with diverse groups.  This position is full time (40 hours a week), $30,000 - $32,000 a year, plus health benefits and PTO. A valid U.S. work permit is required.
 
Please see attached detailed job description. Please send resumes to AFSSA at info@afssaustin.org or to P.O. Box 14234, Austin, TX 78761. No phone inquiries.

Job Opening - Community Outreach Program Associate (Full Time)

Asian Family Support Services of Austin, or AFSSA (formerly Saheli) is seeking a full time Community Outreach Program Associate who will increase awareness of issues related to domestic violence, educate the Asian communities about available intervention and prevention services, and collaborate with traditional service providers with the vision and attitude that would lead to ending domestic violence and other forms of oppression. The ideal candidate would be an empathetic individual with excellent listening and communication skills, with a strong understanding of Asian family and community dynamics. They should also have an understanding of domestic violence and of immigrant issues.
The candidate must be have a bachelor’s degree and be bilingual in English and another Asian language, among the following: Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic, Hindi, Gujarati, or Bangla. This position is full time (40 hours a week), $30,000 - $32,000 a year, plus health benefits and PTO. A valid U.S. work permit is required.
Please see attached detailed job description.
 
Please send resumes to AFSSA at info@afssaustin.org or to P.O. Box 14234, Austin, TX 78761. No phone inquiries.

Job Opening - Development Associate (Part Time)

Asian Family Support Services of Austin, or AFSSA (formerly Saheli) is seeking a Part time Development Associate. The Development Associate reports directly to and works closely with the Executive Director (ED) in implementing a successful development plan.  The Development Associate will work with the ED and provide administrative and strategic support for AFSSA’s fundraising program.  The job includes donor database management, developing correspondence to donors, grant research, and assistance with special events.
The preferred qualifications include but noted limited to: a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and/or 2 years of experience in development, especially in individual campaigns, donor cultivation, and event coordination, a strong understanding and commitment to social justice issues and nonprofit development/capacity building. This position is part time (20 hours a week), $15,000 - $18,000 a year, plus health benefits and PTO. Some night and weekend work is expected. A valid U.S. work permit is required.
Please see attached detailed job description.
 
Please send resumes to AFSSA at info@afssaustin.org or to P.O. Box 14234, Austin, TX 78761. No phone inquiries.

Amplify Austin

This year, we are again partnering with Amplify Austin to launch our 1000 Cranes for Peace project! With your gift, not only will you kickstart the coolest origami project in town, you'll get to participate in the largest community fundraising event of the year! For every $10 you donate or raise through through Amplify Austin, a personalized crane with the donor or honoree's name will be added to the installation. For maximum impact, start a Flock of Cranes! When you create your own fundraising page, your friends and family can help grow your Flock.2015 is shaping up to be another exciting year for AFSSA. Our holistic approach to building peaceful communities requires us to work on many fronts simultaneously. Here's a snapshot of some of the activities we have lined up for the year:Expanding Therapeutic Counseling ServicesOur direct service programs continue to see a steady flow of survivors who are in need of crisis intervention and healing. Our counseling services are robust, and currently have a waiting list for appointments. We are looking forward to expanding the program with an additional counselor as well as the build-out of the Lola Wright Counseling Room, a designated healing space for adult and child survivors of abuse.Helping Sexual Assault SurvivorsThis is now the second year of operations for our culturally-grounded Sexual Assault program. There has been significant growth in the demand for these services and we are responding in kind. The program now has two full-time advocates providing support to survivors and a full-time community educator conducting outreach and prevention services for our diverse communities.Community EducationWe're excited to announce that we will be expanding our primary prevention work through girl empowerment activities, as well as our senior outreach work at the City of Austin Asian American Resource Center.Thank you for being a part of the AFSSA family! We are all part of a network of support that brings hope to families in need every day.

You can set up a donation through Amplify Austin HERE.

Time: 
03/06/2015 - 8:40am - 03/07/2015 - 8:40am

Abuse is Wrong in Any Language (Hindi)

Abuse is Wrong in Any Language Hindi Translation to End Domestic Violence



Abuse is wrong in any language.

If you or someone you know is in a dangerous situation, please call our toll free helpline at any time, in any language, and in complete confidentiality: 1-877-281-8371.

Asian Family Support Services of Austin, or AFSSA (formerly Saheli) specializes in providing services such as counseling and referrals to Asian families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking. Call us. We can help.

Have you seen our new posters around town?

Have you seen our new posters around town? Our Community Education team worked hard to create five different posters to share with different Asian communities. If you know any organization or have any friends who would like to help us distribute the posters where they can do the most good, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator Kim at kkim@afssaustin.org.

Poster for Asian Families Domestic Violence Korean Vietnamese Chinese Mandarin

 


Domestic Violence in the Chinese Community

18% of Chinese Americans said that a woman experiencing abuse should not tell anyone. We disagree.

Syndicate content