Immigrants and refugees face a lot of cultural and linguistic challenges in their new countries. It’s not any different here in the United States. Immigrants have to work extra hard to fit in – and there are never enough individuals or organizations to assist in this complex process. The Mother Africa Organization was established to help with this process. It assists Africans who come to the United States by supporting their various needs – cultural, linguistic, employment, mental health, and their desire to fit in.
The Organization achieves this mission through multicultural group and individual counseling, survival skills training, African cultural awareness education, cultural competence training for care givers and the African population itself, referrals and consultation. Contributions from our diverse Board of Directors, donors, staff, the immigrants and refugees themselves, and collaboration with the surrounding community provide us with the shoulders on which we stand.
Our staff possess a combination of rich experience. The skills represented in our organization include psychology, multicultural counseling, communications, advocacy, law, financial education and training, and mentoring, to name a few, and we are constantly seeking passionate individuals to join us in making a difference. Mother Africa has also forged relationships with other local organizations that have similar missions, so that there can be a mutual sharing of resources whenever necessary.