Sikh Family Center

Sikh Family Center
San Carlos, California, US
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Sikh Family Center is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of Sikhs across the U.S., with a special focus on ending gender-based violence. Through grassroots activism and community-based solutions we provide intervention, prevention, and education services while paying particular attention to the cultural tradition and immigration experience of the people we serve.

Furthering Our Mission While Responding to COVID

Sikh Family Center continues to stand with families and communities facing threats to their health and wellbeing. Since March, our work has involved also responding to the new challenges during the Covid-19 public health crisis: including scarcity of resources, imposed isolation, fear of the unknown, and concern for the health and safety of loved ones.
 
Intervention. SFC remains present as a virtual, but vital resource for those feeling alone or isolated; has always conducted mobile advocacy, with a special eye to community-based, culturally-appropriate, and trauma-centered responses. Through our Nationwide Helpline (408-800-SEVA) sangat members can receive services in Punjabi & English; advocacy for options to meet the needs of individuals and families; referrals to resources.
For Example:  

  • A family of five planned to shift to India permanently, but had to apply for an extension of stay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unemployment due to visa issues led to new hardships and they needed assistance around healthcare and groceries.

  • A friend calls about someone struggling with severe undiagnosed depression and anxiety, worsened due to isolation; and deepening depressive thoughts and feelings of worthlessness. 

  • A survivor of domestic violence was abandoned by estranged husband, who claimed he never considered the Anand Karaj a ‘marriage’ because it was never registered.

 

Violence Prevention & Outreach. Recognizing how family violence is heightened during this health crisis, SFC has created and disseminated SFC Video Shorts on information about Family Violence & Safety. The purpose of the video series is to raise awareness, reassure folks of avenues of support, and to provide an opportunity to step back and consider what WE all can do to put an end to gender-based violence.

**We are continuing our "Sehj Series," consent & safety workshops with young adults, especially those in college. We've transitioned to entirely Zoom-based trainings and workshops this Fall!

Education & Action Against Child Abuse. Our experience at Sikh Family Center proves that child abuse is widespread–across lines of immigration, income, education, perceived religiosity or leadership status–even if not widely documented or discussed. Details of SFC cases always remain confidential and private, but our experiences mirror the general global statistics. SFC's own needs assessment survey indicates that 1 in 5 Sikhs in the US have experienced child abuse. 

**We've created resources about Child Abuse, as well as are in the process of sharing inspiring & educational videos: "Sikh Parents Respond to SFC’s Call: Speaking to Kids about Safety"
 
Health & Wellness Education. SFC immediately developed and translated fact-based information related to Covid-19 and health in Punjabi. We prioritize healthy physical distancing and social connectivity by creating community-focused educational resources for sangat and prevention recommendations for Gurdwaras.
 
**Links to Covid-19 resources can be found here.
 
The ongoing support of generous and justice-minded sangat like you makes this seva possible! Thank you for supporting Sikh Family Center so that we can proactively provide services for those most in need.

Your donations help cover:

  • Motel vouchers for a woman having to leave an abusive situation
  • Emergency aid to a family facing homelessness
  • Translation costs for critical health and safety resources
  • Emergency medical aid
  • Prepaid phones for victims of violence fleeing to safety
  • Training for volunteers to sustain our National HelpLine
  • Salaries for our 2 Part-time staff who on top of their duties, keep a large group of volunteers inspired, enabling our wide scope of work! 

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C. S. $50.00 October 2020
P. S. $100.00 October 2020
C. S. $50.00 September 2020
P. S. $50.00 September 2020
C. S. $50.00 August 2020
P. S. $50.00 August 2020
Anonymous $50.00 August 2020
C. S. $50.00 July 2020
P. S. $50.00 July 2020
H. K. $10.00 July 2020
C. S. $50.00 June 2020
P. S. $50.00 June 2020
H. K. $10.00 June 2020
Anonymous $500.00 May 2020
C. S. $50.00 May 2020
P. S. $50.00 May 2020
L. K. $1,000.00 May 2020
P. S. $1,000.00 May 2020
Arvinderpal Wander $100.00 May 2020
H. K. $10.00 May 2020
C. S. $50.00 April 2020
P. S. $50.00 April 2020
Sehej Singh $25.00 April 2020
H. K. $10.00 April 2020
C. S. $50.00 March 2020
P. S. $50.00 March 2020
H. K. $10.00 March 2020
C. S. $50.00 February 2020
P. S. $10.00 February 2020
Bhavanjot Singh $150.00 February 2020
P. S. $50.00 February 2020
H. K. $10.00 February 2020
C. S. $50.00 January 2020
P. S. $10.00 January 2020
P. S. $50.00 January 2020
H. K. $10.00 January 2020
DVN Matching $202.00 January 2020
Satjeet Kaur $202.00 December 2019
C. S. $50.00 December 2019
P. S. $10.00 December 2019
P. S. $50.00 December 2019
H. G. $50.00 December 2019
Anonymous $200.00 December 2019
Harpreet Singh $1,000.00 December 2019
H. K. $10.00 December 2019
C. S. $50.00 November 2019
P. S. $10.00 November 2019
P. S. $50.00 November 2019
prabhdeep kehal $50.00 November 2019
Anonymous $50.00 November 2019
Anonymous $100.00 November 2019
Vikram Singh $100.00 November 2019
Baljit Sidhu $100.00 November 2019
Anonymous $250.00 November 2019
Anonymous $250.00 November 2019
Anonymous $250.00 November 2019
Simrat Kaur $500.00 November 2019
Anonymous $250.00 November 2019
K. C. $250.00 November 2019
Anonymous $10.00 November 2019
Anonymous $10.00 November 2019
Anonymous $100.00 November 2019
harjit singh $100.00 November 2019
Administrator Dasvandh Network $500.00 October 2019
C. S. $50.00 October 2019
P. S. $10.00 October 2019
P. S. $50.00 October 2019
Amarjit Pannu $250.00 October 2019
C. S. $50.00 September 2019
P. S. $10.00 September 2019
P. S. $50.00 September 2019
C. S. $50.00 August 2019
P. S. $10.00 August 2019
P. S. $50.00 August 2019
C. S. $50.00 July 2019
P. S. $10.00 July 2019
P. S. $50.00 July 2019
P. S. $50.00 July 2019
P. S. $50.00 July 2019
C. S. $50.00 June 2019
P. S. $10.00 June 2019
D. J. $10.00 June 2019
P. S. $50.00 June 2019
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P. S. $50.00 June 2019
C. S. $50.00 May 2019
P. S. $10.00 May 2019
D. J. $10.00 May 2019
P. S. $50.00 May 2019
P. S. $50.00 May 2019
P. S. $50.00 May 2019
S. K. $8.33 April 2019
C. S. $50.00 April 2019
P. S. $10.00 April 2019
S. K. $20.83 April 2019
S. K. $20.83 April 2019
D. J. $10.00 April 2019
P. S. $50.00 April 2019
P. S. $50.00 April 2019
P. S. $50.00 April 2019
I. S. $50.00 April 2019
S. K. $8.33 March 2019
C. S. $50.00 March 2019
P. S. $10.00 March 2019
S. K. $20.83 March 2019
S. K. $20.83 March 2019
D. J. $10.00 March 2019
P. S. $50.00 March 2019
P. S. $50.00 March 2019
P. S. $50.00 March 2019
I. S. $50.00 March 2019
Bavleen Kaur $100.00 March 2019
S. K. $8.33 February 2019
P. S. $10.00 February 2019
C. S. $50.00 February 2019
S. K. $20.83 February 2019
S. K. $20.83 February 2019
D. J. $10.00 February 2019
P. S. $50.00 February 2019
P. S. $50.00 February 2019
P. S. $50.00 February 2019
I. S. $50.00 February 2019
S. K. $8.33 January 2019
P. S. $10.00 January 2019
C. S. $25.00 January 2019
S. K. $20.83 January 2019
S. K. $20.83 January 2019
D. J. $10.00 January 2019
P. S. $50.00 January 2019
P. S. $50.00 January 2019
P. S. $50.00 January 2019
I. S. $50.00 January 2019
Nancy Lemon $100.00 December 2018
B. K. $2,000.00 December 2018
S. K. $8.33 December 2018
P. S. $10.00 December 2018
C. S. $25.00 December 2018
S. K. $20.83 December 2018
S. K. $20.83 December 2018
D. J. $10.00 December 2018
P. S. $50.00 December 2018
P. S. $50.00 December 2018
P. S. $50.00 December 2018
I. S. $50.00 December 2018
Amarjit Pannu $250.00 November 2018
S. K. $8.33 November 2018
D. J. $10.00 November 2018
C. S. $25.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
Preet Singh $10.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
Sujot Kaur $85.00 November 2018
P. S. $50.00 November 2018
P. S. $50.00 November 2018
Jaspreet Singh Sethi $300.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
I. S. $50.00 November 2018
mohanpal dulai $1,000.00 November 2018
Anonymous $25.00 November 2018
H. N. $25.00 November 2018
Anonymous $250.00 November 2018
Bhajneet Singh $250.00 November 2018
Navdeep Kaur $25.00 November 2018
Anonymous $250.00 November 2018
Gurleen Singh $500.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
Vikram Singh $100.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
N. K. $100.00 November 2018
Anonymous $10.00 November 2018
Anonymous $10.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
Mandeep Singh $100.00 November 2018
C. S. $25.00 October 2018
S. K. $10.00 October 2018
D. J. $10.00 October 2018
P. S. $50.00 October 2018
C. S. $25.00 September 2018
S. K. $10.00 September 2018
P. S. $50.00 September 2018
D. J. $10.00 September 2018
S. K. $10.00 August 2018
C. S. $25.00 August 2018
D. J. $10.00 August 2018
P. S. $50.00 August 2018
S. K. $10.00 July 2018
C. S. $25.00 July 2018
D. J. $10.00 July 2018
P. S. $50.00 July 2018
S. K. $10.00 June 2018
C. S. $25.00 June 2018
D. J. $10.00 June 2018
P. S. $50.00 June 2018
S. K. $10.00 May 2018
C. S. $25.00 May 2018
D. J. $10.00 May 2018
P. S. $50.00 May 2018
A. D. $500.00 April 2018
S. K. $10.00 April 2018
C. S. $25.00 April 2018
D. J. $10.00 April 2018
P. S. $50.00 April 2018
S. K. $10.00 March 2018
C. S. $25.00 March 2018
D. J. $10.00 March 2018
P. S. $50.00 March 2018
S. K. $10.00 February 2018
C. S. $25.00 February 2018
D. J. $10.00 February 2018
E. A. $10.00 February 2018
P. S. $50.00 February 2018
S. K. $10.00 January 2018
C. S. $25.00 January 2018
D. J. $10.00 January 2018
E. A. $10.00 January 2018
P. S. $50.00 January 2018
N. S. $500.00 December 2017
M. C. $50.00 December 2017
H. C. $100.00 December 2017
H. B. $100.00 December 2017
A. S. $150.00 December 2017
A. W. $200.00 December 2017
P. S. $592.43 December 2017
K. S. $100.00 December 2017
S. K. $10.00 December 2017
C. S. $25.00 December 2017
E. A. $10.00 December 2017
D. J. $10.00 December 2017
P. S. $50.00 December 2017
D. M. $100.00 November 2017
S. K. $10.00 November 2017
H. B. $50.00 November 2017
H. G. $25.00 November 2017
N. K. $41.00 November 2017
D. M. $100.00 November 2017
C. S. $25.00 November 2017
R. S. $500.00 November 2017
D. J. $10.00 November 2017
E. A. $10.00 November 2017
B. S. $3,695.00 November 2017
P. S. $50.00 November 2017
D. M. $400.00 November 2017
M. S. $200.00 November 2017
P. S. $200.00 November 2017
D. M. $700.00 November 2017
M. S. $500.00 November 2017
I. S. $200.00 November 2017
D. J. $10.00 October 2017
E. A. $10.00 October 2017
P. S. $50.00 October 2017
D. J. $10.00 September 2017
E. A. $10.00 September 2017
P. S. $50.00 September 2017
D. J. $10.00 August 2017
E. A. $10.00 August 2017
P. S. $50.00 August 2017
K. K. $30.00 July 2017
D. J. $10.00 July 2017
E. A. $10.00 July 2017
P. S. $50.00 July 2017
P. S. $100.00 June 2017
E. A. $10.00 June 2017
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E. A. $10.00 May 2017
D. J. $10.00 May 2017
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E. A. $10.00 April 2017
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E. A. $10.00 March 2017
D. J. $10.00 March 2017
P. S. $10.00 March 2017
D. P. $75.00 March 2017
G. D. $50.00 March 2017
A. D. $500.00 February 2017
E. A. $10.00 February 2017
D. J. $10.00 February 2017
P. S. $10.00 February 2017
S. N. $100.00 February 2017
P. S. $500.00 February 2017
H. S. $200.00 February 2017
M. A. $2,500.00 February 2017
N. L. $100.00 February 2017
E. A. $10.00 January 2017
D. J. $10.00 January 2017
P. S. $10.00 January 2017
I. S. $504.00 January 2017
M. C. $100.00 January 2017
R. G. $100.00 December 2016
R. G. $150.00 December 2016
H. G. $100.00 December 2016
K. S. $500.00 December 2016
M. A. $250.00 December 2016
G. S. $100.00 December 2016
G. W. $101.00 December 2016
A. W. $100.00 December 2016
A. S. $150.00 December 2016
A. B. $100.00 December 2016
D. J. $10.00 December 2016
E. A. $10.00 December 2016
P. S. $10.00 December 2016
J. S. $250.00 November 2016
S. K. $100.00 November 2016
D. M. $200.00 November 2016
E. A. $10.00 November 2016
D. J. $10.00 November 2016
P. S. $10.00 November 2016
N. K. $50.00 November 2016
G. K. $100.00 November 2016
P. S. $10.00 October 2016
P. S. $10.00 September 2016
P. S. $10.00 August 2016
P. S. $10.00 July 2016
P. S. $10.00 June 2016
S. F. $100.00 April 2016
G. S. $500.00 December 2015
N. L. $100.00 December 2015
S. D. $2,000.00 December 2015
A. S. $1,000.00 December 2015
M. S. $25.00 November 2015
M. S. $10.00 October 2015
G. S. $1,000.00 October 2015
M. S. $25.00 September 2015
M. S. $10.00 August 2015
M. S. $10.00 June 2015
M. S. $10.00 April 2015
M. S. $25.00 March 2015
M. S. $10.00 February 2015
S. L. $100.00 January 2015
A. W. $100.00 December 2014
S. N. $50.00 December 2014
H. S. $100.00 November 2014
D. M. $10.00 November 2014
M. S. $10.00 November 2014

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