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All Posts by Mallika Kaur

Towards Healing: Individual and Collective

Our hearts remain heavy and our ardaas remains directed to the victims and survivors of the grotesque mass violence in Indianapolis last week.  Sikh Family Center has immediately circulated collaboratively created resources on mental health responses and recovery. These are being distributed on the ground in Indiana and across the country, wherever community members are feeling triggered

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Acting Executive Director

Announcement We are pleased and humbled to announce that we have appointed Sikh Family Center’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

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Domestic Violence

Sikh Family Center undertakes several efforts to continue building community dialogue about gender-based violence, and appropriate response. SFC is working towards eradicating domestic violence in the Sikh community. See English and Punjabi resources below for violence prevention in the Sikh community. How will you take a stand against domestic violence?

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Donate

MAKE A DONATION – WE ENSURE YOUR CONTRIBUTION GOES FAR Sikh Family Center751 Laurel St. #410San Carlos, CA 94070 SUPPORT US TODAY. DONATE NOW! HERE IS WHAT YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION CAN HELP COVER: Motel vouchers for a woman having to leave an abusive situation Emergency aid to a family facing

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Violence Prevention Resources

Child abuse: National Child Abuse Hotline1.800.4.A.CHILD (422.4453)www.childhelpusa.org Domestic Violence:  The National Domestic Violence Hotline1.800.799.SAFE (7233)thehotline.org Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth: GLBT National Help Center, Youth Talkline1.800.246.PRIDE (7743) Rape/ Sexual Assault:  Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)1.800.656.HOPEwww.rainn.org National Sexual Assault Hotline800-656-HOPE, Option #1 (24 hours) Suicide: National

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Victims Must Not Be Lost in Domestic Violence and Policing Debates

Author: Mallika KaurOriginally published: 10/06/2020 Ms. Magazinehttps://msmagazine.com/2020/10/06/domestic-violence-defund-the-police/ When it comes to policing domestic violence, it’s not all or nothing. Policing is not the answer. “Community” is not the answer either.  California Governor Newsom just signed a bill expanding the legal definition of domestic violence to include “coercive control”: series of behaviors that attempt to deprive another

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Domestic Violence Outreach; Black Lives Matter Solidarity; COVID Resources & More

SFC is the only organization focused on Sikh American survivors of gender-based violence. SFC Video Shorts Our video series continues! Amrita Hanjhra, SFC Advisory Board Member, presents  “Five Ways to Check-In with Kids Impacted by FamilyViolence.” Amrita, a gender-based violence expert,  focuses on how to better interact with children who have been exposed to family violence. We often think

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Mehr Kaur

Sikh Family Center had an opportunity to catch up with Mehr Kaur, teen theatre actress, recent director, and founder of a new theatre company in Massachusetts. Mehr’s recent production ‘Kultar’s Mime’ has received wonderful press and feedback. Here’s what Mehr told SFC about her life and plans: Sikh Family Center: So, tell us,

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