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OUR MISSION

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.

ਸਿੱਖ ਫੈਮਿਲੀ ਸੈਂਟਰ ਸਮਾਜ ਦੀ ਚੰਗੀ ਸਿਹਤ ਅਤੇ ਭਲਾਈ ਲਈ ਕੰਮ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ, ਜਿਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਖਾਸ ਧਿਆਨ ਲਿੰਗ-ਇਨਸਾਫ਼ ਨੂੰ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ। ਅਸੀਂ ਹਿੰਸਾ ਦੇ ਸ਼ਿਕਾਰ ਪੀੜਿਤ-ਪਰਬਲ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਲਈ ਸਦਮੇ ਅਨੁਸਾਰ ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ ਪਹੁੰਚਾਉਂਦੇ ਹਾਂ, ਨਾਲ ਹੀ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਸਮਾਜਕ-ਸਭਿਆਚਾਰਕ ਹਾਲਾਤਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਤਬਦੀਲੀ ਲਿਆਉਣ ਦੀ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ਼ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂ ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਕਾਰਣ ਲਿੰਗ-ਅਧਾਰਿਤ ਹਿੰਸਾ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਹੈ। ਸਿੱਖ ਫੈਮਲੀ ਸੈਂਟਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਟ੍ਰੇਨਿੰਗ, ਬਾਹਰਲੀ-ਪਹੁੰਚ ਅਤੇ ਕੰਮ ਕਰਨ ਦੇ ਤਰੀਕੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਿੱਖ ਪਰੰਪਰਾ, ਜ਼ਮੀਨੀ ਪੱਧਰ ਤੇ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਦਾ ਸ਼ਕਤੀਕਰਨ, ਅਤੇ ਪੀੜ੍ਹੀਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਾਂਝ-ਨਿਵਾਰਨ ਨੂੰ ਅਹਿਮੀਅਤ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ।

OUR VISION

A world where each family enjoys physical, emotional, and spiritual health and each individual is supported to achieve their true potential.

OUR VALUES

  • Serving the Whole Community.
  • Building Grassroots Power.
  • Centering Intergenerational Trauma & Healing.
  • Striving for Racial and Gender Justice.
  • Wellness for All. Sarbat da bhalaa (ਸਰਬੱਤ ਦਾ ਭਲਾ).

 

OUR ORIGIN

Since September 11, 2001, as Sikhs increasingly became targets of discrimination and hate due to their unique identities— turbans, long hair, beards—the community created powerful civil rights organizations.  But when we looked around, there were no organizations dedicated to promoting health and safety within the Sikh home—many intra-community challenges proliferated in the shadows.

In 2009, a few motivated members of our community undertook the task of developing and administering the first known bilingual Sikh-specific social needs assessment to better understand the experiences, vulnerabilities, traumas and possibilities for Sikhs living in the U.S.. The results from this first need assessment survey informed the creation of the Sikh Family Center.

(Please note “Sikh” refers to a faith-community, but we are not a “Religious” organization, as understood in western culture. Sikhs are a people, a culture, and Sikh Family Center reflects and serves a very diverse community. Our services never discriminate on the basis of perceived or actual religiosity, or against people of any or no faith.)

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