What We Do

 

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, childcare resources, and provide job search assistance.
  • We partner with MN humanities center and the Somali Museum to educate youth on Somali culture through story telling videos
  • Through funding received from Islamic Relief USA, we developed orientation videos for new arrivals\
  • We offer emergency support funding through Islamic Relief USA's zakat program.

 

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 CareCounseling to provide linguistically-appropriate trauma counseling.

 

Employment

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

 

Youth & Elders

 
  • Through partnerships with the MN Department of Human Services and the MN Dept of Employment and Economic Development we provide leadership, soft skills training and assistance with job search to youth.
  • Programming for health and socialization is provided for elders in partnership with UCare