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Domestic Violence Resources
| SAWERA is the only support group to be offered in the greater Portland area for battered South Asian women. While attending the group, their children go to an adjacent playroom and enjoy self-esteem building activities with a culturally sensitive childcare provider. Our support group helps the women learn stress management and parenting/life skills.
We understand that South Asian women will not come forward for support in a group whose cultural norms are completely distinct from their own. Their shame at publicly revealing their circumstances, hesitancy to seek help from “outsiders” and the very real fear of deportation are just some of the factors that isolate this silent minority.
Under the umbrella of SAWERA, the SAWERA Kid’s Club focuses on assisting the children of domestic violence victims. Often children are most affected by the turmoil and uncertainty of a troubled home life. The Kid’s Club encompasses various programs including Outreach/Events and childcare.
The Kid’s Club is in need of volunteers to help out in various capacities. Volunteers can get involved with mentoring a child, helping during childcare sessions, conducting presentations on DV and children to the public and helping with administrative details.