Transitional Housing : Harmony House
Transitional housing is a primary and crucial need for women and children experiencing domestic abuse. Daya established its transitional home - Harmony House in October 2007, for South Asian women and children who are victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault in the Greater Houston area. Daya's transitional home is a place where survivors can initially live safely and have access to shelter, food, advocacy, and other resources to assist them in rebuilding violence-free and independent lives for themselves and their children.
Daya’s experience with South Asian clients strongly suggests that the South Asian community under-utilizes mainstream services relating to domestic and sexual violence, and mental health services in general. South Asian clients have culture-specific needs including language, understanding of family systems, religion and food preparation that Daya is uniquely prepared to address. In addition, most mainstream emergency shelters in Houston, allow victims of abuse to reside in the shelter for up to a period of one month. Our work with survivors of violence over the past 10 years have reflected that after emerging from a situation of abuse, women often need more time to garner their resources to rebuild their lives.
Based on these compeling needs, Daya established its culture-specific transitional house- Harmony Home for South Asian survivors of domestic abuse in October 2007. Clients in Harmony House are able to receive a comprehensive range of services to help meet their goals and empower them to lead an independent life.
At Daya, we believe that every human being has the right to live a life free of violence. We have geared our services towards achieving that goal and aim at making a positive impact on the lives we touch. By providing an alternative to remaining in an abusive situation, we aim to better realize Daya’s goal of empowering women to live abuse-free lives.
You deserve a life free of abuse...You have the right to be safe in your own home...