Organizations supporting women and working to stop gender based violence in Japan

Note #1: for privacy & safety reasons not all have websites or will disclose thier locations.
Note #2: not all have English speakers available all the time.

Resilience
Holds 100+ talks a year to promote understanding of domestic violence issues and its effects, provide direct support to women who have been victimized by offering our Women’s Program, and offer a Facilitator Training Program to service providers to enable them to start their own Women’s Program in their communities.
Phone: 03-3408-4616 Fax: 03-3408-4616
E-mail: info@resilience.jp URL: www.resilience.jp
(English and Japanese)

HELP (HOUSE OF EMERGENCY LOVE AND PEACE) ASIAN WOMEN'S SHELTER
Provides emergency shelter (up to 15 women at a time) and hotline service in Japanese, English, Thai,Tagalog and Spanish. Along with the lobbying activity for the anti-trafficking law, HELP continues assisting the victims in contacting embassies/consulates to expedite immigration and legal processes.
Phone: (03) 3368-8855 Fax: (03) 3368-9791
English and Japanese Monday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thai Monday & Thursday 10:00 AM - 5: 00 PM
Tagalog Tuesday - Friday 10:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Spanish Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10:00AM - 2:00PM
URL http://www18.ocn.ne.jp/~kyofukai/04fahelp.htm

HOUSE FOR WOMEN “SAALAA”
Provide shelter and referrals for medical and legal assistance to women facing trafficking, domestic violence and other problems. Provides both telephone and in-person consultation to women concerning marriage, pregnancy and immigration issues.
Phone: 045-901-3527 Fax: 045-902-4045
(English, Spanish and Japanese)

TOKYO RAPE CRISIS CENTER
Provides telephone counseling, referrals for legal and medical assistance, advocacy work, crisis counseling, support for victims during trials, Women Support Women Fund to financially support women who in the rape trial process.
Phone: (03) 3207-3692 Fax: (03) 3207-4587
E-mail: wsw@tokyo-rcc.org URL: www.tokyo-rcc.org/
(English and Japanese)

MICAELA RYO (WOMEN'S SHELTER)
To provide emergency shelter to any woman in need.
Phone: (045) 251-4023 Fax: (045) 251-4963
(only Japanese; Spanish on Thursdays)

Kalakasan Migrant Women's Empowerment Center.
KALAKASAN, through its programs and support systems for migrant women and their children, aims to facilitate their empowerment so that they might reclaim their inner strength. KALAKASAN responds comprehensively to women and children in crisis, particularly those bearing complex problems. Besides crisis intervention services, they provide follow-up programs focusing on healing and self-reliance.
Tel; 044−580−4675 Fax:044−580−4676
e-mail:kalakasan@inada-noborito.com URL: www.k5.dion.ne.jp/~kalakasan
(English, some Japanese and Tagalog speakers)

STEP HOUSE
During difficult times KYOFUKAI STEP HOUSE introduces professionals who can help with medical, legal and mental health support. KYOFUKAI STEP HOUSE also provides women with a place to stay. Clients are females from 15 to 65 years old and to date about 300 have used the center.
Tel: 03-3364-3133 (in Japanese) FAX 03-3364-1866
E-mail: kstep@k5.dion.ne.jp URL: http://www18.ocn.ne.jp/~kyofukai/04fastep.htm
(some English, mostly Japanese)

POLARIS PROJECT JAPAN
Serves Victims of human trafficking and victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
Victim support, Victim outreach, Hotlines, Public awareness raising,
Tel: (050) 3496-7615 Fax: (020) 4669-6933
E-mail: info@PolarisProject.jp URL: http://www.polarisproject.jp/
(English and Japanese)

HELPLINES

TOKYO ENGLISH LIFE LINE (TELL, in English) 03-5774-0992
http://www.telljp.com/
Centro de Consultas para Mujeres (CCM) Horario: de Lunes a Sábado, de 10:00 a 17:00 (ESPAÑOL y PORTUGUES) TEL: 090-8001-4695
Inochi no denwa (Japan Life Line)
Tokyo: 03-3264-4343(in Japanese)
Kanagawa 045-335-4343 24 (in Japanese)
Kanagawa 045-336-2477 (in Spanish)
Kanagawa 045-336-2488 (in Portuguese)
Saitama 048-645-4343 (in Japanese)
Chiba 043-227-3900http://www.chiba-inochi.jp/
Full listing of all call centers throughout Japan (in Japanese)
http://www.find-j.jp/zenkoku.html

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