Narika Announces Launch of Innovative Community Program H.E.A.L.
H.E.A.L stands for Health, Enrichment and Access to Life Skills. Under the H.E.A.L initiative, Narika aims to create community circles at the grass root level, offer support groups for crisis survivors and also spearhead health and wellness workshops to foster holistic self-care and well-rounded growth among women. The vision is to galvanize community leaders as well as community members into being advocates of self-empowerment, health and healing.
The first of the H.E.A.L pilots was launched in Dublin, CA on May 17th, 2015- with the advent of women’s yoga and wellness classes offered for free every Sunday. The yoga class also caters to survivors attending NARIKA support groups that have been ongoing in Pleasanton since the beginning of 2015.
On June 4th NARIKA will also be hosting an exploratory meeting with local thought leaders and health providers in the San Ramon/Tri Valley area, in an attempt to better understand women’s issues at the grass root level.
For more information on H.E.A.L, Narika’’s classes and/or support groups, please write to: [email protected] or call 510-444-6068
Emma. / Volunteer
I volunteer at NARIKA by watching the kids in childcare. I volunteer mainly because I love to play with the kids, but also because all the different cultures there make it such an interesting place full of experiences, and the members and staff make the community there so great.
Farhana Sobhan / Volunteer Coordinator
I am passionate about the work that Narika does, and believe that the cycle of violence towards women must end by educating ourselves and our communities, and through leading by example for our future generations. I believe Narika’s mission can only be carried out by the countless hours and effort put in by our amazing volunteers! So, thank you for your enthusiasm, your support, and commitment to Narika.
Emmy. J. / Client Served
Kanika Helpline support line offers support via peer counseling, safety planning, and referrals for needed resources. Very often our support line is used as a safe space for survivors to openly share details of their lives including the abuse they survive.