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Based on the concept of Hindu families, Sewa has developed and organised the Family Services program across chapters with three main areas of focus.
The last two decades has seen an unprecedented influx of Indian immigrants to the US paralleling the growth of the hi-tech industry. Sewa International has recognized the typical as well as culturally specific unmet sociological service needs that have risen among the fast growing Asian Indian community.
The Family Services Program leverages existing local community resources, while bringing complementary services to effectively serve the beneficiary.
Awareness and access to existing public or private social and humanitarian services is severely lacking for immigrants and those on non-immigrant work visas. Further, studies have shown that many immigrants, despite being in poverty or abusive situations, do not seek help. Services needed include physical, mental, and home health services, death and bereavement, counseling, aid during distress, Medicare/Medicaid or Social Security benefits restoration, legal services, senior services, child services, domestic violence, and poverty.
Sewa has adapted important aspects of this program from India Circle of Caring, Boston, MA, with whom we have a collaborative relationship.
Family Services Projects
SDM is a 20-hour yoga program designed to help diabetics to control and manage active diabetes. All the yoga practices are safe and proven by research to be helpful in management of diabetes.
One important dimension of family services program are the educational workshops useful for the families. These workshops are focused on sharing with the families about the opportunities and resources available for the families in their neighborhood.
Family Case Management Service is one of the premier projects of Sewa International. The program is aimed at assisting community members seeking immediate help and guidance in situations such as sickness, health care guidance, family emergencies and death and bereavement process.