Global Disaster Relief
Parivar Bay Area co-founded and leads the diverse coalition
of organizations directly supporting local queer and trans folx with rent & housing, food support, medication, and targeted vaccination drives. Our coalition was the largest COVID coalition on the West coast, raising over $220,000 in funds and serving over 3000 beneficiaries across 9 counties, overwhelmingly trans/gender-non-conforming people of color.
SF Bay Area LGBTQ+ COVID Relief Coalition
Nationwide South Asian Connections
Throughout the pandemic, Parivar Bay Area helped facilitate community across geographic boundaries. We supported COVID relief efforts in Houston, Texas, New Jersey, and more places in addition to our active role in the California Bay Area.
SITAL (Save Indian Trans AllINDIA Lives)
The SITAL Initiative was an unprecedented mobilization in support of our Indian trans, hijra, and intersex communities facing unprecedented neglect, isolation, infection, and starvation due to COVID-19. The pan-India effort raised funding from thousands of folks on a grassroots level and numerous organizations to a total of $350,000. In phase 1, we served 55,000 people from over 50 communities in 23 states with food/health kits, medication, vaccines, and more.
Now in Phase 2, Parivar Bay Area is continuing our fight for livelihood, not just survival. We are funding entrepreneurial livelihood projects across the country. Yet, to sustain our 15 livelihood projects and 78 trans/hijrah people relying on us, we direly need additional funds.
To support 12 trans women in the South Asian Diaspora in Guyana who lost their households due to flooding, Paribar Bay Area raised close to $15,000 to replenish their pantries, provide interim shelter, and ensure their medical wellbeing as torrential rain and the coronavirus made it impossible for them too.