We are committed to providing leadership and partnering with others in order to aid refugees and immigrants to strengthen capacity, create self-sufficiency, contribute to the economy, and develop and preserve their culture while integrating into American society.

 

Resettlement

  • We assist with accessing healthcare, legal protection, education, training for income generation skills, and other resettlement services.

 

  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services comes to our office regularly to assist with legal issues and documentation.

 

  • We assist new arrivals with documentation paperwork and in navigating the American system.

 

  • ESL classes are taught in our Faribault location through our partnership with Faribault Adult Basic Education.

 

  • We work with Rice County Social Services to connect transportation and childcare resources.

 

Health issues

  • We are grant-funded through Medica and UCare to provide education regarding diabetes, child and teen check-ups and mental health.

 

  • We partner with Minnesota Care Counseling to provide linguistically-appropriate trauma counseling.

 

Employment

  • We partner with the MN Dept of Human Services – Refugee Assistance Program (through IMAA) to provide assistance developing job skills and finding employment.

 

Youth/Elders

  • Through a partnership with the MN Dept of Human Services we provide leadership, mentoring, soft skills training and assistance with job search to youth.

 

  • Programming for health and socialization is provided for elders in partnership with UCare.