Project Update: Sikh Family Center


Volunteers, and New Staff Redoubled Efforts in 2017!

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa! Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa!    

With great appreciation, the Sikh Family Center, is sharing how your contribution has made a difference. It’s only been two months since we filled our first part-time staff position as Community Advocate and Crisis Counselor, and we’ve been very busy!

In light of the many changes we have faced since the presidential election, SFC shifted resources to support the community’s pressing concerns around immigration. We have been fielding a variety of calls on our National Helpline (408) 800-SEVA, and noted that such concerns can be addressed with increased knowledge regarding individual rights.

We are grateful for receiving a Rapid Response Grant from SF Foundation, which motivated us to respond immediately. As a result, we set out to show the community how to assert their rights!

  • Translated “Know Your Rights” informational sheets, Red Cards by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), and an illustrated “How to Respond to ICE Agents” Booklet in English and Punjab.
  • Over the past several weeks, we have been tabling at Bay Area Guru Ghars, and have also mailed additional materials to community members across the US to reach the sangat in their respective areas.
  • Currently, we are producing videos specific to “Know Your Rights” for wide circulation.
  • Over the past several weeks, we have been tabling at Bay Area Guru Ghars, and have also mailed additional materials to community members across the US to reach the sangat in their respective areas.
  • Currently, we are producing videos specific to “Know Your Rights” for wide circulation.

Want to help us bring these materials to your local sangat? It’s Easy, Email us and make it happen! You can also find Immigration Resources on our website: http://www.sikhfamilycenter.org/sfc/Resources.html

 

We would like to thank you for your support thus far. Our success would not have been possible without you. However, there is still work to be done!

 

 

We are still 5K short of our annual goal and are asking for your advocacy to help us reach it. Please share the following link with any family or friends that may be interested in donating to Sikh Family Center – http://bit.ly/SikhFamCtr

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