Family Services organize Health and Wellness Programs, Educational and Awareness Workshops, and Family Case Management Services. Given the fact that the last two decades saw an unprecedented influx of Indian immigrants to the US, paralleling the growth of the hi-tech industry, and understanding the culture-specific and unmet sociological service needs of these new immigrants, Sewa International began offering a variety of services in response.
The Family Services Program leverages existing local community resources while bringing complementary services to serve the beneficiaries effectively. Awareness and access to existing public or private social and humanitarian assistance are severely lacking for immigrants and those on non-immigrant work visas. Further, studies have shown that many immigrants, despite 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 citizen services, child services, domestic violence response, and poverty services.
Sewa has adapted essential aspects of this program from India Circle of Caring, Boston, MA, with whom we have a collaborative relationship.