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  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RELATED DEATHS IN GEORGIA ARE AT AN ALL TIME HIGH
  • THE STRESS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MAKES WOMEN WANT TO END THEIR LIFE
  • DEATH BY SUICIDE IS MORE COMMON THAN HOMICIDE IN GEORGIA
  • ABUSED AND SUICIDAL WOMEN NEED OUR HELP!

The Nia Project’s mission is to empower abused, suicidal women to access behavioral health services, find a new sense of purpose, lead more meaningful lives, and affirm their commitment to living a violence-free life.  Nia provides a safe, compassionate community that supports women in healing and becoming active in society.  The program offers free individual and family therapy, 20 weekly groups, and a 24-hour crisis system. It assists women in accessing community resources and educational/vocational training.

Since the early 1990s, this nationally recognized empowerment program has helped over 2000 women who have felt so helpless and hopeless after being abused by their partner that they attempted suicide. Most of the women are poor and have few resources, and many are homeless. An evaluation of the program demonstrates that Nia helps women feel less depressed and suicidal, empowers them to feel more capable and hopeful, and enables them to cope better with stress (Read more >>).

Founded by Nadine Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Vice Chair, Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Chief Psychologist, Grady Health System; and 2014 President, American Psychological Association, Nia has an active Community Advisory Board.

We Need Your Support

In the past, Nia has been funded by research grants and winning a national suicide prevention app competition for ReliefLink. Financial support from individuals and organizations is key to sustain and grow Nia and the services we provide. 

Donating to the Nia Project is now easier than ever! You can donate to the Nia Project by using our Department Wish List on Amazon.com, where you can browse the items that have been hand-picked by our team. You can purchase these items through Amazon.com and have them delivered directly to our office.

We always welcome monetary donations, which can be used to support the infrastructure of the program and program development.  Monetary donations to the Nia Project can be made through the  Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciencese.  All donations made to the Emory University School of Medicine are tax-deductible, as we are a 501-C3 organization (Tax ID # 58-0566256).

For more information, please feel free to contact Dr. Nadine Kaslow, nkaslow@emory.edu or the Nia Project Office at (404) 616-2897.