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Mission Statement

MISSION : Changing Lives for the Better through Culturally Competent Services and Resources. SomaliCAN provides culture-specific behavioral health and community support services to the Somali community to maximize the potential of each individual. Our services are designed to help each individual client realize his/her fullest potential and reduce barriers to active community participation and self-sufficiency.

  • Service: To continually improve quality of life for underserved communities.
  • Respect for diversity: SomaliCAN respects the ideals, values and cultures of each individual and provide equal opportunity for all.
  • Responsiveness: SomaliCAN responds to clients and partners' needs in a timely manner.
  • Quality: We exceed industry standards and client expectations in designing and providing culturally competent services.


Somali Community Access Network- SomaliCAN - is a 501 (c) (3) community-based non-profit organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, which has the second largest Somali population in the United States. SomaliCAN provides culturally and linguistically competent behavioral health and community support services to bridge the gap in access and utilization of services and eliminate barriers to self-sufficiency. Our target population is the Somali community in Central Ohio. The members of this community are very hardworking and determined to continually improve the quality of their lives. All of them are optimistic about the future and what it holds for them. However, most of them have had traumatic experiences in Somalia during the civil war. They lost family members and friends, land and property and were forced to run for their lives. They also face adjustment issues in America due to language barriers, cultural differences, parental-child conflicts, isolation, and overall poverty. SomaliCAN provides family-focused treatment, prevention and community support services to people with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and other barriers. We help clients to become self-sufficient by facilitating their active participation in community life and economic production. Client satisfaction and service to the community are our top priorities.



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Would you recommend Somali Community Access Network?

by Jibril H. from Columbus, OH (Administrator for this Organization) (2009-07-31 20:15:24.0)
This note is from a SomaliCAN customer: We use SomaliCAN translation services to translate English documents into Somali. We also had several staff and students volunteer at Somali Community Access Network. The SomaliCAN team is organized, friendly, responsive and reliable. I recommend them very highly.