Outreach and Community Development

English language skills form the basis of all activities leading to self-sufficiency. Translation and Interpretation services will be provided in 2 Somali Languages, Kizigua and Mai Mai. Approximately 20% of services will fall in this category.

Vocational Training/Employment Services
Assistance with registration in vocational training (computer literacy and other courses) or employment training and placement services are also crucial to developing self-sufficiency. Approximately 20% of services provided will fall into this category.

Housing Assistance
The organization will assist clients with securing appropriate housing working with local housing providers and government housing program agencies. Approximately 20% of services provided will fall into this category.

Consumer Advocacy
Newly arrived refugees and immigrants are vulnerable to unfair business practices, and often need assistance in understanding their rights with regard to housing, utilities, the legal system, medical care system, etc. Approximately 20% of services provided will fall into this category.

Supportive Services
Services in this category would include enabling services that help clients move towards self-sufficiency. They might include transportation assistance, assistance with child care or parenting classes, or other services. Approximately 20% of services provided will fall into this category.