African Women Council Inc. works to provide a wholistic approach in improving the lives of immigrants by ensuring that they have the information needed to positively affect their lives. Our organization provides Education, Employment, Health,Domestic Violance Prevention, Legal Assistance referrals and Civic Participation programs that support low-income women, and workers become self sufficient economically, and improve their well being.
AWC works to address public health and primary care needs in the community. We provide information about available free or low-cost medical programs, mental health care, access to screening and treatment services
We assist our members with referrals to literacy programs that provide ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes in all levels. Financial Literacy workshops, and courses in basic computer skills, as well as information on how to obtain financial aide for school, and scholarship opportunities. Translation services in French and English.
Employer listings, available vacancies, and referrals given to members looking for work, including resume writing workshops.
Our organization assists members who have problems receiving assistance and benefits by refering them to government and private social service programs which they and their families may be eligible; including emergency shelter and food pantries.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION
AWC offers family counseling and workshops aimed at preventing domestic violence and child abuse caused by conflicts between the African and American culture.
We offer legal consultation, and representation referrals including citizenship classes.
To mobilize African Immigrants by building a strong community base that effects change in their local, state and federal governments through voting, campaign and support of legislations that improve lives of immigrants, and women. Provide a civic programs and activities information board that encourages intercultural dialogue with an aim to share positive experiences that enhance life in the U.S.
Create a network of African service providers and business. Encourage, and promote women business owners in the U.S and promote development projects in the U.S and Africa.
· Legal referrals to provide guidance when considering bringing family to the US
· Opportunity to network/ collaborate with artists, businesses, government agencies and other organizations.
US Immigration Services representative discussed the manner in which legal citizenship should be obtained, obstacles that may arise and how to overcome them.