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AFRICAN COMMUNITY HEALTH INSTITUTE

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine
  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • Women

Location

304 N 6TH STSAN JOSE, CA 95112 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

ACHI, as a non-profit organization is striving to serve the immigrants and refugees from Africa in the Bay Area in public health with special focus on early intervention and prevention-related services. Its mission is to help individuals become self-sufficient and promote physical, mental, and social well-being so that individuals will develop early coping mechanisms during their resettlement and integration to their new community. ACHI uses a unique approach to integrating linguistically proficient and culturally competent educational programs to better serve the population and effectively bridge the gap.

Description

ACHI was founded in 2005, to provide services for the underserved immigrants especially new incoming immigrants from Africa that integrate linguistic and culturally appropriate activities. ACHI continues to focus on bridging the gap between service providers and the clients by delivering effective services that include new immigrants orientation with intake client needs assessment and goal setting, referrals to appropriate service providing agencies, health and skill development educational programs, peer-to-peer support systems, immigration and citizenship services, cultural activities for socialization, civic engagement and other specific group programs such as women, youth and senior’s programs.

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