Family Advocacy and Resource Program

Program Description

Our Family Advocacy and Resource Program offers ESL classes for youth’s family members who want to improve their skills in speaking, reading and writing English. We also offer workforce training opportunities that help our community’s immigrants and refugees better understand some of the cultural differences they might encounter in a U.S. work environment. We help introduce individuals who are ready to work to the local business community so that they can become active, responsible contributors to their families and to our economy.

Through a partnership with Cargill, every month we distribute boxes of quality meat to Omaha-area families who need it most. Together, we help feed an average of 640 families each month. Additionally, we collaborate with Heart Ministry Center and No More Empty Pots Food Banks to provide bags of perishable and non-perishable groceries and basic household items for our program participants and their families.

Every year, we organize a clothing drive that provides hundreds of clothing/coats to refugee/immigrant and underserved youth. Our goal with each drive is to provide warm clothing, coats, hats and gloves to all our program participants, clients and families who need them. In the past five years, we have been able to fully meet our participants’ needs for these wintertime essentials.