Happy Holidays! This has been a very busy year for Daya. We have helped over 150 new clients, started our transitional home, conducted outreach seminars and talks, and brought awareness of domestic violence in the South Asian community to a few thousand people.
Daya has continued to make a positive impact in the South Asian community, while providing support services to our clients. Daya's work is the result of dedicated staff, board members, supporters, and committed volunteers.
We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you at our Mystery Dinner Theater on March 8th.
Wishing you the best in 2008,
The Daya Board of Directors and Staff
2007 Daya Highlights
Daya arranged a legal seminar, Know your Rights, at the Houston
Community College. The event, attended by over fifty people, addressed family law & immigration issues.
Daya held its11th Anniversary Gala, featuring Moodafaruka. In addition, Daya held presentations for social workers at the Montgomery County Women's Center and for women at the Synott Masjid. Daya also co-sponsored the screening of Mira Nair's film Namesakeat the Angelika Theatre.
Daya held a presentation focusing on working with the immigrant community for the employees of the Alliance for Multicultural Community Services. Daya also held a three day volunteer training for 27 new and old volunteers.
Daya made two presentations in Katy to over one hundred men, women, and teenagers. We spoke to over two hundred members of the Houston refugee community at a health fair arranged by the Alliance for Multicultural Community Services. We also arranged a social services benefits workshop for the Alliance clients.
Daya arranged a presentation by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. Daya participated in the YMCA Domestic Violence Exhibit at the Multiethnic Center.
Daya arranged an Awareness through Dance workshop for its clients. A presentation was made in Katy geared towards teens and the issues they face as second generation South Asians growing up in America. The Sikh Centerof Houston invited Daya to present on DV issues to an audience of over 300 people.
Daya held a seminar titled, Hidden Nightmare: Drug and Alcohol Abuse in South Asian Youth, in collaboration with the University of Houston and Memorial Hermann Drug and Recovery Center. The all day workshop was attended by over 150 individuals. Daya also presented Dynamics, History, Varied Cultures of Your South Asian Community to over 30 police officers at the Missouri City Police Department.
Daya was on the radio show Border Crossings on KPFT as a follow up to the drug and alcohol seminar.
Daya presented Domestic Violence: Dynamics in your South Asian Community to more than 350 individuals from law enforcement state agencies at the Fort Bend County DV training event. Daya, in collaboration with the Houston Police Department, organized the One Voice event, a peaceful human chain along the Hillcroft area of 250 individuals standing together against family violence. In addition, Daya arranged a volunteer appreciation luncheon.