Returning from the quarterly meeting is Meera Raja, the executive director of a nearby domestic violence shelter. She is working with her staff on how to improve their services for immigrant families. Meera identified cultural competency as a key goal for strengthening her organization following her 2011 participation in the Strong Field Project, BSCF’s effort to build a strong, coordinated network of domestic violence service providers in California. Read more.
Part of Meera’s work to improve cultural competency is beginning community outreach and prevention education in neighborhoods with immigrant families. She was also able to fund interpretation services through a core support grant from BSCF.