Sikh Family Center

Sikh Family Center
San Carlos, California, US
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Sikh Family Center promotes community health and well-being with a special focus on gender justice. We provide trauma-centered interventions for victim-survivors of violence  while working to change the social and cultural conditions that allow gendered violence to occur in the first place. Our training, outreach, and advocacy are grounded in cultural tradition, grassroots power, and intergenerational healing.

What We Do

  • Provide intervention services with our nationwide, private Helpline
  • Develop and facilitate violence prevention and education programs
  • Conduct outreach, training and technical assistance to Sikh & non-Sikh organizations

Intervention. Through our Nationwide Helpline 866.SFC.SEWA(732.7392) sangat members can receive (in Punjabi & English) accurate information, support options to help meet their needs, and referrals to local resources.

Examples of recent 2020-21 calls where we provided support:

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

*A young sexual assault survivor navigating the legal system and working through her emotions and feelings of isolation after she shared her story publicly online.

*A friend seeking help to support a loved one  who was struggling with severe undiagnosed depression and anxiety, worsened due to isolation during the COVID pandemic.

We work to change the social and cultural conditions that allow gendered violence to occur in the first place...

Violence Prevention Education. (some highlights)

*On Vaisakhi 2021, we launched a much-needed and long-overdue Family Violence Resource Guide specially tailored for our Gurdwaras. By Oct 2021, we have disseminated this Guide to 52 gurdwaras.

*Recognizing that family violence is heightened during the pandemic, SFC has created and disseminated Video Shorts about family violence & safety. 

*We continue to conduct our "Sehj Series," consent & safety workshops with young adults and college students. In 2020 we tailored and held the workshops over zoom, and in 2021 we transitioned to a hybrid in-person/zoom model--whatever different groups needed!

Outreach, Training and Technical Assistance (some highlights)

*We've created resources about Child Abuse & Body Autonomy to help encourage Sikh parents to have essential conversations with their children

*We've trained Gurdwaras across the U.S. about recognizing dynamics of abuse and referring victim-survivors to appropriate resources.

*We joined various expert groups (e.g. California Coalition Against Sexual Assault; the National Conference on Domestic Violence; White House Listening Circles) in leading and co-leading trainings and discussions about faith, domestic violence, and community-based solutions.

*We timely developed & translated fact-based information related to COVID19. 

*We've created, translated and disseminated materials on mental health in the wake of various tragedies in 2021, including the Indiana shootings.

Accelerated Recent Growth

We believe in the power of community organizing and we do not wish to ‘professionalize’ services to the detriment of our grassroots base. At the same time, we recognized that in order to sustain the quality of the hard work that SFC demands, we must provide fair remuneration for kiratt. 

Our Guiding Values

•Serving the Whole Community.
•Building Grassroots Power.
•Centering Intergenerational Trauma & Healing.
•Striving for Racial and Gender Justice.
•Wellness for All. Sarbat da Bhalaa.

Our Donors, Our Strenght!

The ongoing contributions of generous and justice-minded sangat like you make this seva possible! We are grateful for your support and partnership, 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
  • Disseminating resources to Gurdwaras across the United States
  • Prepaid phones for victims of violence fleeing to safety
  • Training for volunteers to sustain our National HelpLine
  • Salaries for our two part-time staff members who, on top of their duties, keep a large group of volunteers inspired and engaged, enabling our wide scope of work! 

contact@sikhfamilycenter.org

  • 03/17/2021

    Announcing our Acting Executive Director & More!

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa! Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!    

    With great appreciation, the Sikh Family Center (SFC), is excited to share how your contribution is making our difference.

    Appointing our Acting Executive Director. We are pleased and humbled to announce that we have appointed SFC’s first acting Executive Director, Mallika Kaur! Mallika is a co-founder of SFC and, until just recently, served as Chair on the Board of Directors. She brings with her nineteen years of experience working directly with victim-survivors of gender-based violence in various roles, including as an emergency room crisis counselor, attorney, expert witness, prolific writer, and educator. As Executive Director, Mallika Kaur will work to immediately increase our network of trained crisis counselors and peer educators, while building our capacity and managing our growing staff. She will build on the strengths within our community, through outreach, trainings and engagement with Gurdwaras, Sikh organizations, and racial justice and gender justice coalitions.

    Read more: https://sikhfamilycenter.org/acting-executive-director/

    Capacity Building for SFC Nationwide Help Line.  We are in the process of finalizing our next peer counselor cohort and will be hosting our training this Summer. The cohort will include a robust group of individuals who have the requisite background, skills, and Gurmat-inspired commitment to support community members facing or fearing any threats to their health, safety, and/or security. We have been actively recruiting facilitators and expert trainers (both Sikh and non-Sikh) and developing culturally appropriate, trauma-centered training materials.

    Community Education & Engagement. SFC undertakes several efforts to continue building community dialogue and appropriate responses to gender-based violence. Often, individuals come to their local gurdwara for assistance, but are not given the support they need due to lack of resources/time/training in the gurdwara (leadership and sevadaar) community.

    In its ultimate form, family violence kills. Every day, 3 women are murdered by their partners in the U.S. In the Sikh American community too, there have been heinous murders of women and children, as well as cases of murder-suicides. 2020’s last known child victim, Gurman Singh, was 12-years-old. He was murdered with his mother, Manpreet.

    Our new Family Violence Resource Guide for Gurdwaras, provides information, ideas, and resources to better equip gurdwaras to respond in a trauma-centered and safe manner to individuals seeking support. The guide will be released (in Punjabi and English) by Vaisakhi 2021.

    The ongoing support of sangat like you makes this seva possible! Thank you for supporting Sikh Family Center so that we can proactively expand our programs and services.

    In Chardi Kala,

    Sikh Family Center

Name Donate Amount Date
P. S. $50.00 May 2022
P. S. $100.00 May 2022
S. K. $25.00 May 2022
A. M. $50.00 May 2022
P. S. $50.00 April 2022
P. S. $100.00 April 2022
S. K. $25.00 April 2022
M. S. $10.00 April 2022
A. M. $50.00 April 2022
P. S. $50.00 March 2022
P. S. $100.00 March 2022
S. K. $25.00 March 2022
M. S. $10.00 March 2022
A. M. $50.00 March 2022
P. S. $50.00 February 2022
P. S. $100.00 February 2022
S. K. $25.00 February 2022
M. S. $10.00 February 2022
A. M. $50.00 February 2022
P. S. $50.00 January 2022
P. S. $100.00 January 2022
S. K. $25.00 January 2022
M. S. $10.00 January 2022
A. M. $50.00 January 2022
simranjeet jassal $3,500.00 December 2021
Manjot Jassal $2,500.00 December 2021
Shamsher Kang $101.00 December 2021
P. S. $50.00 December 2021
P. S. $100.00 December 2021
S. K. $25.00 December 2021
M. S. $10.00 December 2021
A. M. $50.00 December 2021
Niven Singh $250.00 December 2021
Sheena Kohli $500.00 December 2021
Sikh Community Fund $4,004.00 December 2021
T. S. $100.00 November 2021
H. C. $100.00 November 2021
Anonymous $25.00 November 2021
Megha Anand $100.00 November 2021
Sudjeev Singh $100.00 November 2021
P. S. $50.00 November 2021
P. S. $100.00 November 2021
Match Fund $100.00 November 2021
Anonymous $25.00 November 2021
Jasmine Kaur $10.00 November 2021
Match Fund $100.00 November 2021
Anonymous $10.00 November 2021
D. S. $1,000.00 November 2021
Match Fund $400.00 November 2021
Sikh Community Fund $600.00 November 2021
A. M. $50.00 November 2021
P. S. $50.00 October 2021
C. S. $50.00 October 2021
P. S. $100.00 October 2021
A. M. $50.00 October 2021
R. K. $50.00 October 2021
R. K. $50.00 October 2021
P. S. $50.00 September 2021
C. S. $50.00 September 2021
P. S. $100.00 September 2021
A. M. $50.00 September 2021
P. S. $50.00 August 2021
C. S. $50.00 August 2021
P. S. $100.00 August 2021
A. M. $50.00 August 2021
P. S. $50.00 July 2021
C. S. $50.00 July 2021
P. S. $100.00 July 2021
A. M. $50.00 July 2021
P. S. $50.00 June 2021
C. S. $50.00 June 2021
P. S. $100.00 June 2021
P. S. $50.00 May 2021
C. S. $50.00 May 2021
P. S. $100.00 May 2021
P. S. $50.00 April 2021
C. S. $50.00 April 2021
P. S. $100.00 April 2021
P. K. $50.00 April 2021
P. S. $50.00 March 2021
C. S. $50.00 March 2021
P. S. $100.00 March 2021
P. K. $50.00 March 2021
P. S. $50.00 February 2021
C. S. $50.00 February 2021
P. S. $100.00 February 2021
P. S. $50.00 January 2021
C. S. $50.00 January 2021
P. S. $100.00 January 2021
Satjeet Kaur $251.00 December 2020
P. S. $50.00 December 2020
C. S. $50.00 December 2020
Manjot Jassal $4,000.00 December 2020
Gurchit Chatha $455.00 December 2020
P. S. $100.00 December 2020
Meeta Kaur Banjot Chanana $2,000.00 December 2020
Roshni Singh $250.00 November 2020
Sheena Kohli $250.00 November 2020
Gagan Panesar $50.00 November 2020
Niven Singh $50.00 November 2020
baljit Sethi $100.00 November 2020
A. S. $100.00 November 2020
Anonymous $50.00 November 2020
Megha Anand $100.00 November 2020
Anonymous $100.00 November 2020
C. S. $50.00 November 2020
Match Fund $100.00 November 2020
Prebhdev Singh $50.00 November 2020
P. S. $100.00 November 2020
Match Fund $100.00 November 2020
Daljeet Dhillon $100.00 November 2020
Match Fund $25.00 November 2020
Tara Gardiner $25.00 November 2020
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
Match Fund $250.00 November 2019
Anonymous $250.00 November 2019
Match Fund $250.00 November 2019
Simrat Kaur $500.00 November 2019
Match Fund $250.00 November 2019
K. C. $250.00 November 2019
Match Fund $10.00 November 2019
Anonymous $10.00 November 2019
Match Fund $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
C. S. $50.00 June 2019
P. S. $10.00 June 2019
D. J. $10.00 June 2019
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
S. K. $8.33 April 2019
C. S. $50.00 April 2019
P. S. $10.00 April 2019
D. J. $10.00 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
D. J. $10.00 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
D. J. $10.00 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
D. J. $10.00 January 2019
P. S. $50.00 January 2019
I. S. $50.00 January 2019
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
D. J. $10.00 December 2018
P. S. $50.00 December 2018
I. S. $50.00 December 2018
S. K. $8.33 November 2018
D. J. $10.00 November 2018
C. S. $25.00 November 2018
Match Fund $100.00 November 2018
Preet Singh $10.00 November 2018
P. S. $50.00 November 2018
Jaspreet Singh $300.00 November 2018
Match Fund $250.00 November 2018
Bhajneet Singh $250.00 November 2018
Match Fund $250.00 November 2018
Gurleen Singh $500.00 November 2018
Match Fund $100.00 November 2018
N. K. $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
P. S. $50.00 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
E. A. $10.00 June 2017
D. J. $10.00 June 2017
P. S. $50.00 June 2017
E. A. $10.00 May 2017
D. J. $10.00 May 2017
P. S. $10.00 May 2017
D. J. $10.00 April 2017
E. A. $10.00 April 2017
P. S. $10.00 April 2017
E. A. $10.00 March 2017
D. J. $10.00 March 2017
P. S. $10.00 March 2017
D. P. $75.00 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
N. L. $100.00 February 2017
E. A. $10.00 January 2017
D. J. $10.00 January 2017
P. S. $10.00 January 2017
R. G. $150.00 December 2016
H. G. $100.00 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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