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Mission Statement

The mission of AfWiAm is to bring African women in America to form a Body with a Voice, in order to begin dialogues on the human rights issues facing African children and women. The aim of the organization is to establish a forum where ideas, wisdom and community-based services/organizing with and for children and women are shared by AfWiAm members. Also, as a Mother's Mission AfWiAm looks beneath the surface and picks up those tasks which are neglected or overlooked.

Description

In this time of economic crisis, more and more of elders and seniors seem not to be receiving the optimum home-care they need either due to financial hardships on them or their families/friends.

Our studies show that women elders need some extras related to care and companionship than men elders. Right in their homes, we would like to bring them the friendship, presence and availability needed to age more dignifying.

Volunteer Duties to our Friends are purely non-medical. They include:

1. Providing companionship and friendships by our presence and availability

2. Providing services included in the Illinois' Section 240.210 In-Service and Section 240-230 Adult Day Service of Community Care Program from Department on Aging

OUR PROFESSIONALS WILL TRAIN THESE VOLUNTEERS

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http://www.afwiam.org

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Would you recommend African Women in America?

by joy n. (March 4, 2011)
very likely because african americans women MUST do what we have done throughout history. SET A POSITIVE STRONG ROLE MODEL AND POSITIVE SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP AND EXAMPLE FOR ALL OTHERS TO FOLLOW. THAT, WHETHER SOME WANT TO ADMIT IT OR NOT, IS OUR BIRTHRIGHT--ALWAYS HAS BEEN, ALWAYS WILL BE. DO NOT FORGET, THE OLDEST DISCOVERED LIVING HUMAN FOSSIL BY ACCOUNTS OF THE SCIENTISTS, ARCHAELOGISTS THEMSELVES IS LUCY, AN AFRICAN WOMEN!!!
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