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GALA

Each year, the GALA brings community members, sponsors, donors, and supporters to celebrate and raise unrestricted funds for SAHARA’s programs and services. This festive evening includes dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and other opportunities to contribute. For additional GALA information, please click here.

For additional information on donations, sponsorship opportunities, news and event information, please contact the Administrative Manager at (562) 402-4132, or email info@saharacares.org.

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1 month ago
5 Victim-Shaming Myths That Harm Abuse and Trauma Survivors and Encourage Spiritual Bypassing

Many people use the terms narcissist, psychopath, and sociopath to describe their abusers, but do we really know what they mean? Learn how to recognize hallmarks of each as well as distinguishing ... See more

As an author and researcher who has communicated with thousands of trauma and abuse survivors, I’ve become all too familiar with the victim-shaming myths which cause retraumatization in those who ... See more

1 month ago
For Abuse Survivors, Custody Remains a Means by Which Their Abusers Can Retain Control

Oftentimes, in cases involving children, some courts overlook signs of abuse and rely on unscientific factors to make decisions that impact the child's life.

Despite growing evidence that abusers often use custody battles to retain control over their former spouses, Congress is still punting on basic protections for survivors.

1 month ago
Photos from South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency's post

The SAHARA Team joined 250 other volunteers this morning to build a park for the kids of Cypress! The project was in partnership with the Tarsadia Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Cypress, and KaBOOM!

1 month ago
Dating a Manipulator - Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence

Manipulation becomes toxic and insidious when it is used as a malicious form of control. In fact, it is a powerful tool in the world of domestic violence and is at the core of an abuser’s game.

By Jenn Rockefeller Manipulation in all its forms is used in everyday life. From lawyers persuading a jury to see their point of view, to kids on a debate team trying to manipulate the audience into ... See more

1 month ago
Bay Area police officer’s death: Experts say batterers escalate violence when victims try to leave

A cop was shot during a domestic violence dispute in Sacramento. Sharing this article which highlights how dangerous it is for women when they are leaving - for all who ask “why didn’t she just ... See more

The most dangerous moment is when trying to leave an abusive relationship, domestic violence experts say.

1 month ago
The Particular Cruelty of Domestic Violence

"Domestic violence is like no other crime. It does not happen in a vacuum. It does not happen because someone is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Homes and families are supposed to be sacred ... See more

America’s broken legal system, combined with cultural beliefs about family, pressures women to stay in violent, dangerous marriages.

2 months ago
MENTAL HEALTH FOCUS GROUP WITH SOUTH ASIAN YOUTH

SAHARA's Executive Director, Marilyn Neece facilitated Showbiz India's Mental Health Focus Group with South Asian Youth! The group discussed the factors that affect the mental health of youth in our ... See more

Showbiz India TV collaborated with the LA County Dpt of Mental Health for a focus group with the South Asian Youth on the subject of Mental Health. The group...

2 months ago
Recovering From Isolation - Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence

Leaving an abusive relationship is empowering, takes strength, and means you are a survivor. You made it out, you are free, and now you can go back to who you were before the abuse. Unfortunately ... See more

By Rebecca Lynn According to Speak Out Loud, isolation is a tactic abusers use to weaken and control their victims. When the victim is isolated from outside influences, their belief and acceptance in ... See more

2 months ago
South Asian Americans Leading Together

We are devastated to learn of the death of Gurupreet Kaur, a 6 year old Indian girl who’s body was found in the Arizona desert.

She died after crossing the U.S - Mexico border.

The range of ... See more

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