Somali American Parent Association
Advocacy - Children
1821 University Ave, Ste 147, St. Paul, MN, 55104
Distance: 1036 Miles
Program that works on behalf of individuals and/or groups to make sure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible
Advocates for Somali youth, their parents and East African communities in Minnesota.
* Parent Engagement - helps Somali parents new to the U.S. understand the education system and how they can support their children's education
* Cultural Training - provides training for schools to help teachers and other staff better serve Somali students and their families
* Community Health - arranges discussions between the Somali community and the Minnesota Department of Health, focusing on accessing services and the cultural appropriateness of current provider models
- Assistance with community resources
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington Counties
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.
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FT-8000School System Advocacy Definition
Programs that assist families in their interactions with the school system which may include help with school registration, enrollment of children in special programs, intervention on behalf of students facing disciplinary action or expulsion and other activities which facilitate communication between families and school staff.
PH-1450Cultural Transition Facilitation Definition
Programs that help arriving refugees, immigrants and repatriated persons settle and make an adjustment to the traditions, values and lifestyles of their adopted country.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
Individuals from other countries who have come to the United States to live permanently.
Individuals who have fled their native country and have been given official permission by the government to settle permanently in another country. In the United States, refugee status is given to people who are outside their country of nationality and who are unwilling to return to that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on the individuals' race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. Entrant status allows the individual to remain in the U.S., but does not confer true "refugee" status. Asylees are refugees who apply for this status while already in the U.S. (on student or tourist visas, for example).
YH-0300.8150Somali Community Definition
Individuals who identify themselves as part of the Somali community. Somalia is a country in east Africa, although without any effective national government due to lengthy civil war. Breakaway governments operate in Somaliland and Puntland. The official language is Somali.