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1:52 p.m. / JUNE 29, 2015

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.

more about Strong Field Project

The Strong Field Project, a four-year effort started in 2010, aims to build a strong, coordinated network of domestic violence service providers by developing individual leadership skills, stronger organizations, and expanded networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities that strengthen the entire field. Learn about its individual and organizational participants – and highlights – at: http://strongfieldproject.org/

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.

more about BSAV Core Support Initiative

Since 2002, Blue Shield Against Violence has awarded $10.8 million in core support to more than 100 California domestic violence organizations. In 2010, BSCF granted over $3 million through the 2010 − 2012 BSAV Core Support Initiative.