ACHI has a broad scope of programs and services. Most of our services are formed with a mind of bridging the gap between service providers and clients. To effectively deliver the services, we work jointly with our clients and partner organizations. For our clients’ convenience, some of the programs are provided using native language and utilizing various progressive cultural activities. This has a significant role in developing trust and preparing clients to receive timely needed help and support. It also creates opportunities for clients’ self-development and progress. The following are some of the major programs and services that ACHI continue to provide since its inception in 2005.
- Information and referrals: This is the first step for each of our clients, where we perform a thorough client needs assessment. Based on the client’s specific needs, we provide the necessary information, orientation, and referral or recommendation to other service programs in our organization or other local partnering organizations.
- Social support system: In this program, we attempt to connect clients with similar needs through a social support system. The program uses the group’s native cultures and language with a firm confidentially policy we impose to protect our clients’ privacy. As we know, most refugees and immigrants go through a traumatic journey before entering the USA due to war, abuse, illiteracy, and cultural differences. The support system is crucial for most of our clients to overcome several of their challenges or obstacles and understand how to safely navigate their new environment and become self-sufficient. If need, clients will also be referred to counseling and social work services as needed. We form a social support system as needs arise in various age category seniors, women, parental, professional, and youth.
- Public Health education programs: Health education is any combination of learning experiences designed to help individuals and communities improve their health by increasing their knowledge or influencing their attitudes. Some of the specific regular educational programs include fitness classes, nutrition education, and chronic illness education.
- Family and parenting programs: Connecting parents of young children with resources for educational aids, affordable health coverage information, and family support system
- Immigrant Elderly and Mindful Aging project: Elderly immigrants and refugees, despite their vulnerability to several diseases and other socio-economic issues, are often left out. Our Elderly and Mindful Project entertains various activities pertinent to our elderly immigrants to lead and experience a healthy and independent life. Some of these activities include weekly nutrition and fitness classes, cultural and linguistic appropriate socialization, and free community produce and serenity gardening conducted in partnership with our partner organization.
- Vocational training: Coordinating and sponsoring volunteer-led classes including native language teaching for children, cooking classes, professional meetings, senior programs, computer classes, and others.