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Sikh Family Center’s non-emergency helpline is the first of its kind for the Sikh American community.
Sikh Family Center’s helpline provides culturally specific peer-counseling and non-emergency support for community members in Punjabi and English. The phone line is staffed by volunteers committed to supporting community members facing or fearing any threats to their health, safety, and/or security. We connect members of our community with resources they may not otherwise access. When you call, please leave a message on our voicemail. We try our best to return your call within 48 hours.
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.
Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services (DVAS) is an agency that was officially established in 2000. They are an advocacy agency culturally and linguistically designed to meet specific needs of Deaf, Deaf/Blind and Hard of Hearing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. DVAS provides direct services to victims, gives support to survivors, offers training to professionals, educates the Deaf and hearing community and works on collaborating with local agencies.