ACHI has a wide scope of programs and services to the extent of our funding resources and man power allow. Most of our services are developed with a mind of bridging the gap between service providers and clients. For effectively delivering our services we work closely both with our clients and partner organizations. For the convenience of our clients, of our programs are provided using native language and utilizing various progressive cultural activities, which has a big role in developing trust and preparing clients to receive additional help or open opportunity for self-development. The following are some of the major categories of the programs and services continue to provide since its inception in 2005.
- Cultural competent Information and referrals: This is the first step for each of our clients, where we perform thorough client needs assessment. Based on the specific needs of the client, we provide necessary information, orientation and referral or recommendation to other service programs in our organization or other local partnering organizations. This is the first step also where we initiate new culturally and linguistically sensitive services in order to accommodate some of the client primary needs when competent services are not available within our local sister organizations.
- Social support system: In this program, we attempt to connect clients with similar needs through a social support system that is based on the groups native cultures and language with strong confidentially policy we impose to protect our clients privacy. As most refugee and immigrants goes through a traumatic journey before entering to USA either due to war, abuse, illiteracy and cultural differences, this support system is the most helpful for most of our clients to overcome several of their challenges or obstacles and understand how to safely navigate over the system of their new environment and become self-sufficient. If need clients will also be referred to counseling and/or social work services. We form social support system as needs arise in various age category seniors, women, parental, professional and youth.
- Public Health education programs: fitness classes, nutrition education, and chronic illness education. 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.
- Family and parenting programs: Connecting parents of young children with resources for educational aids, affordable health coverage informations, and family support system
- Immigrant Elderly and Mindful Aging project: Elderly immigrants and refugees are often left out despite their vulnerability to several diseases and other socio-economic issues. 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 outdoor 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 other