The Somali Community Access Network- SomaliCAN is a 501 (c) 3 community based organization that works to improve the health, safety, and productivity of New Americans in Ohio through culturally competent services, information and resources. Somali refugees in Central Ohio and elsewhere in the US bring with them a wealth of knowledge, talent, hard work, enthusiasm and diversity. To use these assets to best benefit themselves, families and communities, these newcomers need to get support in finding services they need and learning to navigate throughout this whole complex new system and completely different setting. SomaliCAN works through a statewide network of partners, non-profits, community based organizations, state and local governments, academic institutions, and private sector enterprises to provide the Somali refugees and immigrants with access and the information pertaining to the available essential services. In addition to services to new Americans, SomaliCAN also provides policy research and analysis on international development and conflict resolution efforts in Somalia and Eastern Africa through the SomaliCAN Institute. For information about the SomaliCAN Institute, the policy, research, consultancy arm of SomaliCAN, please contact us at Institute@somalican.org.
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