Domestic Harmony Foundation is a community-based organization committed to promoting peace, safety, and harmony in families by providing support and guidance. DHF aims to fill the immense void in concrete services for South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Muslim women and children who are seeking relief from domestic violence and other human rights violations. read more…
The Domestic Harmony Foundation (DHF) has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award. The Nassau County Bar Association presents this award each year to a non-lawyer individual or group that has distinguished itself in increasing awareness and adherence to the American system of laws.
Dear DHF Supporter,
Greetings of Peace! As we usher in the holy month of Ramadan and with the recent celebrations of Easter, Passover and harvest festivals Baisakhi and Vishu, we know that you may be coping with a great deal of challenges with The COVID-19 pandemic affecting all of us on so many levels – including some of our most vulnerable neighbors: the client families we serve at Domestic Harmony Foundation (DHF).
As a unique non-profit community based organization, DHF provides direct service support to South Asian and Middle Eastern survivors of Domestic Violence on Long Island through our helpline, support groups and individual mental health counseling. On a community level, DHF hosts educational, outreach and prevention programs aimed at creating awareness, eliminating the stigma and breaking the intergenerational cycle of abuse.
As we continue social distancing to save lives, we see the effect of the pandemic causing our client families to suffer in a deeper and urgent way: single mother head-of-households who don’t have/LOST their jobs, benefits, means of transportation, social and emotional support; navigating homeschooling, without internet/computers/TV – some with special needs children; inability to pay rent and facing threats of eviction; food shortages and limited access to resources, on top of experiencing the trauma of abuse.
DHF is assisting our client families to get FOOD DONATIONS, with thanks to partner community groups.
“It was a relief to receive cooking oil, wheat four, rice, lentils, condiments, milk, cereal, bread and kids’ snacks and activities delivered to my home! I have the basics to create cultural meals for my kids that bring us happiness and comfort during these uncertain times, when I don’t always have the ability to buy these things. I know that I am not alone in this pandemic and I am grateful to DHF for such support.”
~ J. M. (DHF Client with 4 children) ~
Globally and in the United States, domestic violence is on the rise during this public health crisis when home is deemed the ‘safest’ place; the reality is that many are facing various forms of abuse- living in fear, isolation and not knowing how or where to get help. Being an essential service, DHF staff and support services are needed more than ever for survivors to access mental health counseling and to fulfill their basic needs.
With the cancelation of our annual fundraiser luncheon due to the pandemic, your generous contribution during this challenging time is critical. As DHF does not receive county, state or federal funding, providing crucial services will not be possible without the support of compassionate and caring individuals like you.
Kindly choose your individual or family DONATION today; any amount is appreciated, including Zakat/Sadaqa/Fitra. Your tax-deductible contribution will make an immediate difference as well in our efforts to promote healthy relationships in families based on mutual respect, understanding and love.
Please make your checks payable to: -OR- Please make your ON-LINE
Domestic Harmony Foundation donation at: www.dhfny.org
Mail to: DHF, P.O. Box 35, Syosset, NY 11791 and click on ‘Donate to DHF’
From our DHF family to yours, we wish you all health and safety with resilience and reflection.
Helpline: 516-385-8292 | www.dhfny.org | firstname.lastname@example.org
In response to the containment efforts underway to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), on Wednesday of this week, Domestic Harmony Foundation (DHF) transitioned its direct client services involving in-person advocacy and individual counseling meetings, to phone contact and online digital methods ONLY. Our part-time staff is also transitioning to work remotely. *As always, calling the DHF HELPLINE (516-385-8292) remains the point of entry for anyone seeking support services for abuse and violence.
In adherence to county, NYC and federal State-of-Emergency declarations to combat this pandemic, DHF is POSTPONING its Fundraising Gala event that was scheduled for Sunday, April 5, 2020.
This is an effort to prioritize the health and well-being of our client families, staff and board members, volunteers, supporters and the community at large.
*DHF is faced with many challenges at this time and we need your help to assist our client families. With the unpredicted cancellation of our annual fundraising event last year in 2019 (emergency relocation of our office due to fire on the premises), and the postponement of this year’s 2020 event, it is for 2 consecutive years that we are not generating the critical donations and funds from community supporters such as yourselves, to sustain and expand current operations.
We appreciate your generosity and partnership during these challenging times. We hope we can count on you to send DHF your donation, however big or small, via our website’s ‘ Donate Now’
Thank you to everyone for doing your part to pro-actively stay healthy & calm. From our DHF family to yours, we wish you well.
DHF members at a TV discussion panel