Unchained At Last offers these programs to help women leave arranged marriages and to prevent them from getting trapped in such marriages:
LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM
Unchained provides women with pro bono legal representation. Unchained’s generous pro bono attorneys handle the women’s matrimonial, immigration, domestic-violence and other legal needs.
SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAM
Unchained helps women identify and obtain the social services they need as they reinvent their lives. Unchained’s generous volunteers offer free psychotherapy, career counseling and financial planning, as well as rides to doctors’ visits, court accompaniment and myriad other services and gestures of kindness. Unchained’s generous donors help clients pay for emergency needs.
Unchained matches women with “mentors” from a similar background who offer emotional support.
ADVOCACY AND AWARENESS PROGRAM
Unchained raises awareness about the problems involved in leaving an arranged marriage, and Unchained works to prevent women from becoming trapped in arranged marriages by advocating for relevant legislation. Unchained’s first piece of legislation has been passed into law in New Jersey and might soon become law in New York.