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Training Community Advocates Nationwide

A project of Sikh Family Center
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San Carlos, California, US
$36,746pledged of $45,000 goal
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DONATIONS TO THIS EFFORT ARE BEING MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR!

Sikh Family Center's mission is to promote community health and well-being with a special focused on gender justice. We are the only organization focusing on these issues within the Sikh community. In seeking to build grassroots power, Sikh Family Center's model remains:

Lean Staffing + Strengthening the Power of Grassroots Volunteers.

To this end, we are launching a training program calling Sikhs from each state (training cohorts of at least 1 per state, and up to 3 per state) to apply for our Community Advocate Training Program.

Community Advocate Training Program

Over two days, for a total of 6 hours, Community Advocates will learn about how Sikh Family Center triages cases; what we provide as a national resource center as well as the only Sikh organization focused on gendered justice; the basics of trauma-centered and community-centered responses.

As a result of the training, Advocates will be able to better connect their local sangats with Sikh Family Center; will be able to ethically share bilingual resources while being an accessible point of contact for someone who seeks to be connected with resources; will feel confident in answering basic questions on “sensitive” issues.

The training will include 101/basic information about domestic violence; mental health; substance use; child abuse and safety. It will cover:

  • What should we say and not say to someone in a crisis?
  • How do you help a friend/community member in distress?
  • What is emotional/ physical/ mental/ spiritual safety planning and how can we support it?
  • What resources can we connect people with quickly and reliably?
  • What should someone expect when they reach out for assistance: what are their range of options and why/how do we respect their choices?

Timeline

  • July 2022-January 2023: aim to train cohorts from 15 states and 3 existing Sikh organizations/collective.  
  • January 2023-August 2023: aim for train cohorts from remaining 35 states.

Your dasvandh will help fund

  • the trainers, subject-matter experts in topics that require nuanced understanding
  • offset costs for future Community Advocates who will travel for the training
  • costs for Sikh Family Center team traveling to provide trainings to the advocates as a mutually conveninent location
  • Training materials--copying and mailing--for participants who desire a remote training due to COVID.

Apply for the training

Complete the application for our Community Advocate Training Program!

 

  • 10/05/2022

    We are dotting the map with change agents!

     

    Sikh Family Center is excited to share the following project about our ongoing project.

    Since opening applications for our Community Advocate Training Program, we have reviewed over 27 applications from sangats across the United States. As part of the application process, we conducted individual interviews to get to know our applicants better, answered their questions about the training, and set appropriate expectations. As of October 1, 14 of these applicants have completed the first of three modules of Community Advocate training.

    These trainings and one-on-one conversations have left us feeling inspired and ready to grow a collaborative network committed to wellness and safety of all Sikh families.

    We are also working with 5 Sikh community organizations who we will be training as a group. Our training helps them:

    • Build shared understanding and norms
    • Develop internal procedures and protocols to respond to gender-based violence
    • Recommit, collectively, to a spirit of Fear None, Frighten None

    Note: Organizational trainings are open for Board members, staff and volunteers, ranging from 5-10 people based on organization size. 

    Apply & Help Spread the Word!! 

    Know a Sikh in the U.S. who would make a great sevadaar and liaison for the Family Center, that is, a Community Advocate? 

    We are training at least 2 Advocates from each state.

Name Donation Date
A. M. $34.00 November 2022
Match Fund $10.00 November 2022
Laura Hale $10.00 November 2022
Match Fund $50.00 November 2022
Steven Weiss $50.00 November 2022
I. S. $45.00 November 2022
Anonymous $50.00 November 2022
Match Fund $150.00 November 2022
S. S. $250.00 November 2022
M. D. $12.50 November 2022
S. K. $50.00 November 2022
Match Fund $500.00 November 2022
Arjun Singh $500.00 November 2022
B. S. $11.20 November 2022
Match Fund $400.00 November 2022
Match Fund $1,000.00 November 2022
Gurpreet Kaur and Satinder Malhi $1,000.00 November 2022
Match Fund $400.00 November 2022
M. J. $400.00 November 2022
Match Fund $20.00 November 2022
Match Fund $20.00 November 2022
Anonymous $20.00 November 2022
Match Fund $400.00 November 2022
Match Fund $1,000.00 November 2022
Manny Singh $1,000.00 November 2022
Match Fund $400.00 November 2022
Match Fund $2,500.00 November 2022
P Singh $2,500.00 November 2022
Match Fund $10.00 November 2022
Navdeep B $10.00 November 2022
Match Fund $30.00 November 2022
Komalpreet Toor $30.00 November 2022
W. S. $20.00 November 2022
Match Fund $250.00 November 2022
S. S. $250.00 November 2022
J. B. $10.00 October 2022
Amarpreet Singh Malik $34.00 October 2022
Amarpreet Singh Malik $33.00 October 2022
Inderpal Singh $45.00 October 2022
Manpreet Singh $250.00 October 2022
Anonymous $50.00 October 2022
Anonymous $11.25 October 2022
W. S. $20.00 October 2022
Match Fund $101.00 October 2022
S. S. $101.00 October 2022
J. B. $10.00 September 2022
Match Fund $20.00 September 2022
Minu Mammen $20.00 September 2022
Match Fund $100.00 September 2022
Jasvir Singh $100.00 September 2022
Gurpreet Kaur and Satinder Malhi $1,000.00 September 2022
W. S. $20.00 September 2022
Match Fund $101.00 September 2022
Sukhmeet Singh $101.00 September 2022
J. B. $10.00 August 2022
Match Fund $200.00 August 2022
Harbir Kaur Bhatia $200.00 August 2022
K. C. $1,000.00 August 2022
Match Fund $101.00 August 2022
Sukhmeet Singh $101.00 August 2022
Match Fund $20.00 August 2022
Winty Singh $20.00 August 2022
Match Fund $110.00 August 2022
Jaskiret Rai $110.00 August 2022
Match Fund $200.00 August 2022
Gurbir Singh $200.00 August 2022
J. B. $10.00 July 2022
Match Fund $500.00 July 2022
Gurpal Bhuller $500.00 July 2022
Match Fund $1,100.00 July 2022
Anonymous $1,100.00 July 2022
Match Fund $2,500.00 July 2022
P. S. $2,500.00 July 2022
Match Fund $2,500.00 July 2022
S. A. $2,500.00 July 2022
Match Fund $1,000.00 July 2022
Anonymous $1,000.00 July 2022
Match Fund $51.00 July 2022
Anonymous $51.00 July 2022
Match Fund $1,000.00 July 2022
Anonymous $1,000.00 July 2022
Match Fund $250.00 July 2022
Anonymous $250.00 July 2022
Match Fund $200.00 July 2022
Anonymous $200.00 July 2022
Match Fund $100.00 June 2022
Arvinder Singh $100.00 June 2022
Match Fund $100.00 June 2022
Anonymous $100.00 June 2022
Match Fund $10.00 June 2022
Jugroop Brar $10.00 June 2022
Match Fund $15.00 June 2022
Jaskaran Singh $15.00 June 2022
Match Fund $100.00 June 2022
Anonymous $100.00 June 2022
Match Fund $51.00 June 2022
Harfateh Grewal $51.00 June 2022