PROGRAMS & SERVICES
According to a report released by the Asian Pacific Islander on Gender-Based Violence in 2005, Hmoob people make up 1.4% of the overall Asian population; however, from 2000 to 2005, they accounted for more than 10% of domestic homicides and suicides in the Asian community. In 2016, the Hmoob continue to be the poorest community ethnically and racially with only 60% of Hmoob youth graduated from High School.
Our programs were created with the aim to (re)build a vibrant, healthy Hmoob community through the investment of time and resources into young people through the teaching reteaching and reclaiming healthy traditional family/kinship and relationships with Elders as a framework to enact change. The projects had many layers that focuses on traditional healthy Hmoob relationships/community, always by using the lens of power, privilege, race, patriarchy, and colonization.
We provide culturally specific services and programming. Culturally specific services are designed to work with and/or for a target population, such as people of color, immigrants, people of different religious/spiritual belief, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, Deaf/deaf people and many others. This is important to us as service providers because culturally specific services help to engage with children and families in the context of their culture, making their culture matter and ensuring that victims feel heard and understood. The culturally specific provider has a better understanding of the different social and emotional presentation of victims by understanding their culture and history, with a greater chance of not misunderstanding their situation.