Sikh Family Center was happy to create and launch an overdue resource for our community: Family Violence Resource Guide for Gurdwaras. This Guide is available in Punjabi and English.
Why is this important right now?
We know gurdwaras provide essential inspiration and support. We also know that gurdwaras cannot be expected to do everything. Still, with the danger of family violence ever-present in our sangats, gurdwaras must respond in a deliberate, pre-planned, and consistent manner to support victim-survivors.
This guide provides some information, ideas, and resources within the community to share with your sangat and individuals seeking support (including men, women, children, and elders).
The Guide can be found at: https://sikhfamilycenter.org/gurdwara-guide/
How will your donation help?
In the next three months, we are focusing on disseminating this Guide to guru ghars across the country. Just mailing them is not enough! We will be providing training to guru ghars (as we did this May in NY); dedicating staff and contractor time to individually connect with and engage gurdwara sevadaars and committees.
We look forward to your support: to print & mail hard copies; to train; to follow up (e.g. the NY training we did lead to multiple calls to our non-emergency Helpline).
Please note: we welcome your non-financial dasvandh as well.
Help share the Guide with a gurdwara with which you are connected.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org