Our organization is offering support to individuals and families from Afghanistan that have received humanitarian parole due to the crisis in their country. Our supportive case managers and employees have been trained to identify and deal with the impact of trauma and high-stress situations that our clients are experiencing as they arrive at our communities. Our employees are also familiar with separation and a sense of loss and provide meaningful case management to support them throughout the resettlement and acclimatization process. The Somali-American United Council team welcomes our brothers and sisters from Afghanistan to help them establish a sense of safety by communicating with them in their language through our interpreters and by building trust. We listen to their fears, their needs, and their dreams. We utilize the HELP tool for communication:
- Language and Loyalty
- Permission, Partnership, Plan
The Somali-American United Council is a place of gathering for the Afghan community. In our center they find the human connection, communication in their language, they can see other people from their country, and they find support to develop their English language skills, find kind-hearted case managers that help them with their most urgent needs such as school enrollment, driver license education, permit test preparation, law enforcement, personal and family finances, budgeting, nutrition, employment support, parenting, housing, civic engagement, health, and mental health referrals. They can also participate in our Women Empowerment Program, Youth Enrichment and Development, Cultural Adaptation seminars, and mentoring program.
To provide better services we are partnering with the ALL AMERICAN COALITION.