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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Mental Health Centers, Disaster Aid, Human Services, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Personal Social Services

Mission: Edecuating the somali-american community, oh

Programs: Ohio developmental disabilities council funds are used to produce and distibute an outreach newsletter to help educate the somali american comminity in oh

foundations/contributions funds are used for public education/events/advocacy

government grants funds are used to educate the somali american community on ways to increase crime prevention/youth programs/outreach efforts

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Advisor

Rating: 5

SomaliCAN provides advocacy, access, and opportunities to strengthen the Somali American Community in central Ohio. I was particularly impressed with the Somali Graduation & Scholarship Program.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I interacted with the leadership of the Somali community in Ohio for the first time at a recent event hosted by Ohio Governor John Kasich. These were polished people with a huge insight on how Ohio, and by extension America, works.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization helps Somali need in America who are new. I am thank this good and helping organization.

My doughter chased from scholl elementry. I call Somalican and they helped her.

We really greatfull to Somalican and her donors.

12

Donor

Rating: 5

SomaliCAN is a wonderful charity. It is always ahead of the curve in identifying and responding to community needs. In 2009, SomaliCAN focused on safety issues. The organization implemented various initiatives to protect Americans regardless of race. Crime prevention, police training, community outreach, youth summits, and other neighborhood activities were implemented. This was all because the economic downturn has negatively affected the living conditions of many Americans. Crime has gone up as a result. Initiatives like the somalitips.com crime reporting site and law enforcement somali advisory group were great contributors to making Ohio ahead in the fight against all forms of violent crime. In 2010, SomaliCAN focused on community celebrations! As a sign of improving economy, SomaliCAN has initiated the biggest and first ever annual Somali graduation for Somali high school, college and university students. Speakers include Ohio State Superintendent of Education, and Prof. Said Salah, a famous Somali literary scholar. In 2011, SomaliCAN has put in place plans to make Ohio the best place to live, learn and raise a family.