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If you are an Indian citizen in need of support due to domestic violence, contact the Consulate General of India, Chicago for assistance.Click here to send email

If this is an emergency situation and your safety or the safety of any family members are in danger, please call the police immediately.

Indian Spouses and Parents:

Government of India remains concerned about the security and well-being of Indians living overseas and of particular concern is the welfare of Indian spouses who are victims of domestic violence. The Consulate has a panel of NGOs to provide relief to such spouses. Persons requiring help may like to check the following links:

** These are private organization rendering services to victims of Domestic Violence in the jurisdiction of CGI,Chicago. Consulate is not associated with them in any ways.

Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007

Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs-website:

Legal and financial assistance is provided to deserted Indian women on merit-cum-need basis by Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA). Further details i.e. scheme guidelines, application proforma for applying for financial assistance, etc. are available on MOIA’s website

Find the details below regarding the objective and scheme. Find full details and information regarding scope, eligibility and other details at the links provided.

Assistance Scheme for Deserted Indian Women Link :


The objective of the scheme is to provide some financial assistance to needy women in distress who have been deserted by their overseas Indian spouses for obtaining counseling and legal services. The term “Overseas Indian” would include NRIs and foreign citizens of Indian origin. The counseling and legal services would be provided through credible Indian Women’s Organizations/ Indian Community Associations/NGOs identified for providing such services and empanelled with the Indian Missions in the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Gulf. The scheme is a welfare measure to support women of Indian origin in distress, through the mobilization of the local Indian community in the endeavor and with some financial assistance from the Government.