Womankind was founded in 1982 as the New York Asian Women’s Center, only 6 years after the first domestic violence shelter opened in New York City.
Through our programs, we offer survivors access to a safe place to live, counseling, legal assistance, wellness activities, and so much more. Though we are an expert in serving Asian communities, our services are valuable and available to all. Because of our specialty, we are contacted for assistance nationwide and even internationally. Whether in our services or in our increasing advocacy and policy work, Womankind first centers the survivor by uplifting them to control their own lives and narratives.