Other Resources

The following website links have been compiled by African Families Development Network Resources. Our agency is not directly affiliated with these organizations however we have gathered this information as we believe they are all very useful agencies that can provide resources and assistance to you. Please visit their websites for more information on Housing, Legal Assistance and Medical Care.

If you would like our help navigating these websites or understanding the information please call today for an appointment 612.724.0000

Community Resources

American Refugee Committee (ARC) Click Here American Refugee Committee (ARC)

 

Disabled Immigrant Association (DIA) Click Here Disabled Immigrant Association (DIA)

DIA supports disabled immigrants and their career development through the provision of information, referrals, education regarding rights, peer support, and guidance in navigating through complex barriers to receiving supports, services and jobs.

 

International Institute of Minnesota (IIMN) Click Here International Institute of Minnesota (IIMN)

Each year, the International Institute assists over 1,000 refugees, asylees and immigrants to navigate the process of permanent residency, citizenship and other immigration procedures.

 

Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services (MCC) Click Here Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services (MCC)

 

  United Way: Call 211 for various resources

Housing Resources

Housing Link Click Here Housing Link

What is Section 8 Housing? Section 8 is a government-funded program that helps low-income households pay the rent on private, market-rate rental units.

 

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) Click Here Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA)

Minnesota Housing finances and advances affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income Minnesotans to enhance quality of life and foster strong communities.

 

Minnesota Public Housing Authority (MPH) Click Here Minnesota Public Housing Authority (MPH)

“The mission of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) is to promote and deliver quality, well-managed homes to a diverse low income population and, as a valued partner, contribute to the well-being of the individuals, families and community we serve.”

 

St. Paul Public Housing Click Here St. Paul Public Housing

Providing Safe Affordable Housing to Low Income Residents

 

Legal Referrals 

Advocates for Human Rights Click Here Advocates for Human Rights

The Advocates provides access to free legal services in approximately 1000 immigration cases annually.

 

Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis Click Here Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis

Providing direct legal assistance to low income people through a network of local offices and programs.

 

Medical Referrals

CAPI Click Here CAPI

To guide refugees and immigrants in the journey toward self-determination and social equality.

 

Children’s Dental Services Click Here Children’s Dental Services

Dedicated to improving oral health of children and families with low incomes by providing accessible treatment and education to our diverse MN community.

 

Community University Healthcare Center Click Here Community University Healthcare Center

Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) opened its doors in 1966 to provide primary care services to children and low income families in South Minneapolis.

 

Crown Medical Support Services Click Here Crown Medical Support Services

Crown Medical Support Services is a 501(c)(3) organization created as a vehicle to provide adequate medical services to those who are without sufficient resources to pay for them via insurance or otherwise.

 

Minnesota International Health Volunteers Click Here Minnesota International Health Volunteers

International Health Volunteers (IHVO) is an independent, not for profit, humanitarian medical aid organization whose primary purpose is to establish an accessible repository of physicians, dentists and other medical experts who have the requisite skills and interest to assist in domestic and international short term medical relief projects.

 

Translation and Interpreting

Somali Translation & Interpreting Click Here Somali Translation & Interpreting

Professional Somali translations to discerning clients across the world. With proven methods to produce all Somali Transalation and interpreting to the highest possible linguistic standards, we are the only partner you will need to enable you to communicate effectively to your Somali clients.