The One Stop Hub

Community Organization
Asian Women Asian Women United of Minnesota
Cambodian Cambodian Students Association of Minnesota
United Cambodian Association of Minnesota
Hmong
Center for Hmong Arts & Talent
Hmong American Mutual Assistance Association
Hmong American Partnership
Hmong Cultural Center
Hmong Minnesota Student Association
Hmong Museum
Karen & Burmese Karen Organization of Minnesota (Karen & Burmese Refugees)
Lao Lao Advancement Organization of America
Lao Assistance Center
Lao Student Association
Southeast Asian Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association
Wilder Foundation
Vietnamese Vietnamese Culture & Science Association (MN Chapter)
Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota
Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota
National
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center

Asian Woman United of Minnesota

Asian Women United of Minnesota (AWUM) is a safe place for all women and their children dealing with domestic violence, including physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. AWUM offers:

  • A domestic violence shelter
  • Support and care for victims of domestic violence
  • Legal and financial advocacy
  • A 24-hour multilingual help line
  • Employment assistance
  • Community advocacy and awareness raising about domestic violence

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Cambodian Students Association of Minnesota

The Cambodian Student Association of Minnesota (CSAM) serves Cambodian University of Minnesota students and the Cambodian community, as well as establishing awareness of the Cambodian culture while adding diversity to the University student body.

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United Cambodian Association of Minnesota

The United Cambodian Association of Minnesota (UCAM) promotes health, social, economic, and educational opportunities for Cambodians and new Americans in Minnesota. UCAM programs/services include:

  • Refugee/Immigration (translation, transportation, English language classes, financial literacy classes, immigration services, medical appointments, applying for housing and public benefits)
  • Elderly Independent Living
  • Adult Day Care
  • Youth Development (after school tutoring, culture specific lessons, games, summer enrichment programs, health/wellness programs, parent support groups)
  • Health Education (community gardening, food banks, nutrition education)

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Center for Hmong Arts & Talent

The Center for Hmong Arts & Talent (CHAT) envisions a vibrant community where Hmong American artists are inspired to share their perspectives, valued for their creative contributions, and empowered to challenge life’s boundaries. CHAT addresses social injustices through Hmong American artists and youth that express their inner truths through contemporary arts by 1) raising awareness 2) initiating action and 3) building community.

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Hmong American Mutual Assistance Association

Hmong American Mutual Assistance Association, Inc. (HAMAA) is a non-profit community center that serves the Minneapolis Hmong community. HAMAA programs are designed as a wheel to revolve around our families and our community. Constantly in rotation, always at hand, they assist our families to move forward – to make progress – every day no matter what the challenge is. HAMAA programs include:

  • Employment
  • Customized Job Skills Training
  • Youth Programs
  • Senior Programs

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Hmong American Partnership

Hmong American Partnership (HAP) is a non-profit organization focused on empowering the refugee and immigrant community by moving our clients out of poverty and towards social and financial prosperity. HAP programs include:

  • Children and Family Services (Youth Enrichment, Youth Job Skills, Family Crisis Intervention)
  • Economic and Community Development (Agriculture, Economic Development and Asset Building, Housing)
  • Education and Training (Adult Basic Education, Hmong Karen (ni) Youthpride, Hmoob Toj Siab)
  • Employment services (Workforce Investment, Custom Job Skills Training)
  • Health and Wellness (Community Health, Chemical Health)

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Hmong Cultural Center

The Hmong Cultural Center (HCC) provides community outreach activities related to multicultural education for the purposes of promoting positive race relations in the Twin Cities community. HCC programs include:

  • Hmong 101 Program
  • Cultural Customs Program
  • Adult Education Programs (ESL and Citizenship classes)
  • Qeej Program (Music)
  • Dance Program

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Hmong Minnesota Student Association

The Hmong Minnesota Student Association (HMSA) promotes diversity on the University of Minnesota campus, and more specifically to promote the Hmong culture. Additionally, the student organization is a support and resource group for all who are interested in the Hmong culture.

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Hmong Museum

The Hmong Museum exists to recognize and acknowledge the intersections of all things Hmong.

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Karen Organization of Minnesota (Karen & Burmese Refugees)

The Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM) is the first Karen-led nonprofit organization in the country. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life for Karen and other refugees from Burma in Minnesota. KOM services include:

  • Employment Services (job training, employment counseling, enrollment in English classes)
  • Social Services (health care services, housing, immigration, connecting to community resources)
  • Training and Orientation Services (bus training, community health education, financial literacy, housing orientation, law enforcement, mass orientation)
  • Community Health Services (trainings and workshops, choosing a primary care provider, mental health)
  • Gardening Program
  • Karen Empowering Youth for Success (KEYS) (academic support, mental health services, leadership training, mentorship program)

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Lao Advancement Organization of America

The Lao Advancement Organization of America (LAOA) mission is to advance educational and economic opportunities for Lao people and strengthen their connection to Lao culture and traditional values. LAOA offers culturally competent services to all Lao elders and other senior citizens 60 years old and older. LAOA services include:

  • Escort/Translation/interpreting Services
  • Citizenship/ESL/Elders Wisdom Circle Services
  • Summer Gardening
  • Sinh Na Champa Lao Elders Dance Group

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Lao Assistance Center

The goals of the Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota (LACM) include meeting basic needs, increased self-reliance and youth development, reduced social isolation and promoting cultural equity. Our 5 interconnected programs annually serve Lao families including at-risk low and moderate-income households:

  • Health Education and Preventions & Well-Being Program
  • Youth Advancement (leadership development, health, art, academic support activities)
  • Elder Empowerment (medical assistance, health care, translation, transportation)
  • Employment Counseling (resume assistance, job search, interview preparation training, educational trainings)
  • Civic Engagement (community forums, listening sessions, art performances and exhibits)
  • Housing Counseling
  • Lao Leadership Institute

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Lao Student Association

The University of Minnesota Lao Student Association (LSA) is a group of students organized to promote education, the success of our peers, and community engagement. The organization strives to unite the local community and university community through annual celebrations, social events, and volunteer opportunities.

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Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association

Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA) provides culturally and linguistically appropriate support services that foster the well-being and independence of refugees and immigrants in their new home. These services span the spectrum of need and range from employment to interpreting; health care access to vocational training; social services to victim services. IMAA programs include:

  • Refugee Employment Services (case management, job counseling, job skills training, employment placement and retention services)
  • Refugee Social Services (community connections class, referrals to available resources, immigration legal assistance)
  • Community Health Worker Program (health education, culturally appropriate assistance in obtaining health insurance)
  • Interpreting and Translating (oral interpretation, written translation, interpreter skills training)

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Wilder Foundation

The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation has an extensive history of working with the Southeast Asian community. Wilder’s Southeast Asian (SEA) Services was established in 1984, and is a stand-alone program in our community. Responding to the large and growing population of Hmong, Vietnamese, Cambodian and other Southeast Asian residents, Wilder combines western mental health with traditional healing methods to provide culturally appropriate mental health services.

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Vietnamese Culture & Science Association (MN Chapter)

The Vietnamese Culture & Science Association (VCSA) promotes excellence in education, leadership, and skills development through culture and science. Our organization encourages multi-generational and cross-cultural collaborations. VCSA programs include:

  • Lên Đường Camp (empower young Vietnamese-Americans to become effective leaders in their respective organizations through leadership education and hands-on experience)
  • ACT Program (College entry exam program)

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Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota

The mission of Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota (VSS) is to maintain the identity of the Minnesota Vietnamese community while addressing the basic economic, educational, and health needs of refugees and immigrants statewide. VSS programs and services include:

  • Elder Program (elder circle, adult day care, group gatherings, workshops)
  • Self-Sufficiency Program (job search assistance, job coaching, job clubs)
  • Youth Program (skils-building workshops, tutoring, culture classes, sports, summer camping, community service)
  • Health Program (health education, disease prevention classes, health insurance enrollment assistance, food support, outreach)
  • Cancer Program (community-based education)
  • English Learning Program (English classes)
  • Karen and New Refugee Support Program (assistance to gain stable housing, transportation, access to public assistance benefits)

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Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota

The Vietnamese Student Association of Minnesota (VSAM) organizes a variety of events every year to share and promote Vietnamese culture, history, and traditions, and is primarily known for its Tet Trung Thu Festival and Tet Show. VSAM also strives to form valuable connections with the student populace and local Vietnamese and Asian communities. VSAM frequently collaborates with other student groups and ethnic organizations to help build this sense of community and to allow a sharing of ideas and culture.

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Southeast Asia Resource Action Center

The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) facilitates the relocation of Southeast Asian refugees into American society and to foster the development of nonprofit organizations led by and for Southeast Asian Americans. SEARAC has grown into an organization that strengthens the capacity of community-based organizations led by refugees from around the world. They serve as a coalition builder and leader among diverse refugee communities; carry out action-oriented research projects; foster civic engagement among refugees; and represent refugee communities at the national level in Washington, DC and at the state level in California.

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