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Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: Sewa-aifw provides services to the vulnerable and underserved south asian population living in minnesota. There are over 80,000 south asians living in minnesota. 42000 asian indians alone. Aifw is the only social services agency serving this population of immigrants and refugees in a culturally specific way.

Target demographics: Our community around, safety, health initiatives and senior programming.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3000 families.

Geographic areas served: Immigrant and refugees that are vulnerable and underserved in culturally specific way

Programs: Community health initiatives include free monthly health clinic, health programs/conferences, and advocacy. These programs are provided by volunteer physicians, dentists, and nurse practitioners. Sewa provided direct services to over 1,500 people in 2017. 2000 people in the area of education on heart disease, diabetes and nutrition education. Collaborated with other agencies on women domestic violence in exploited asian women and children. The publication is on minnesota 's department of health website. The report out in 2017. Over 100 women participated in the survey in 2017. Worked closely with community members to complete this survey.

crime victims grant: directly served 341 women who were victim of domestic violence by direct services as we'll as providing resources, consulting and education for safety - coordinated cultural events to remove isolation and helped seniors with winter clothing, career counseling, and community engagement. Served over 60 bhutanese youth and adults in 2017 in leadership training so they are kept off the streets by providing resources for sports activities such as soccer for boys and girls 6-18yrs old.

community health outreach and senior engagement with various outdoor activities including holiday lunch, visit to the temple, nutrition education and summer picnics. Served over 60 seniors in the community in 2017.

crisis line and women's programs provide support and education as it related to domestic violence, immigration issues, and educating them on assimilating into this country in a culturally specific way. Served over 2,000 hours spent in consulting and counseling serving women in 2017 and received over 360 crisis line calls 70% were domestic violence.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Am I prejudiced? You better believe it. The Team at Sewa-Aifw along with volunteers, board and staff are working beyond their capacity,

Volunteer

Rating: 4

SEWA is doing a GREAT job of offering social/emotional, legal and medical support to Asian-Indian community. They also have a wonderful network of volunteers that are their biggest strength. Me and my husband is one the volunteers and we see how much this needed in our Minneapolis community!!

Kamala P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am impressed with how much SEWA is able to accomplish with very limited resources. SEWA serves the vulnerable and under served population from South Asian descent. I have met many people who have benefited from the SEWA and they all appreciate the fact that SEWA is sensitive their cultural needs. They all felt that without SEWA services they would have been lost and completely confused as to what their rights and options are. SEWA bridges the gap between the government services and the new immigrant population who is new to this culture and system. I am glad that I have had the opportunity to serve this population through SEWA programs.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SEWA is providing a great support for Asian Indian Communty with their various programs like Healh Fair, Senior Program. There help with legal, health and other issues for immigrants is commendable. I really appreciate their work and support them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They hold health clinics; hold social events whereby the seniors meet other seniors of same ethicinity. Many of the seniors are home bound since they are immigrants. SEWA-AIFW also provides transportation. They are always looking for ways to help and support the community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am really pleased with the performance of SEWA_AIFW INC; I really command their volunteerism and service to others, and especially to older adults and for the women’s development. We had an experience to participate in older adults Holiday Lunch last year and program was exceptionally good. Short, nice, educational and well entertaining and organized. I happened to be the volunteer for this event and now I committed my self to be there for every program. I am also impressed how this organization offers health care service to the community. I sincerely wish them a great success in their mission......Thanks

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

SEWA-AIFW is providing a much needed service for people who are not used to being heard, and might not be aware that there is hope and help for them. When you are in trouble, it is such a relief to know that someone cares and wants to listen to and help you. SEWA-AIFW not only provides direct help, but also works as liaison to legal and health assistance for those that are not that familiar with the American environment, their rights, ... Truly a remarkable organization in what it is trying to do and what it does with what funding we have.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

SEWA is doing a GREAT job of offering social/emotional, legal and medical support to Asian-Indian community. They also have a wonderful network of volunteers that are their biggest strength.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Congratulations to all the SEWA volunteers and especially Ms. Raj for her exemplary leadership. You have indeed been a real advocate for women and a voice for minority concerns and solutions. Zehra Ansari Licensed Psychologist zehra_sali@hotmail.com

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

SEWA is doing a wonderful job helping the community. Kudos to all who work very hard to make this happen..

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very proactive non profits. Helps everyone in need. Organises various enlightening and informative events and programs. Various initiatives include women and senior empowerment, health initiatives, helping newly relocated refugee/asylee etc.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Sewa is doing a wonderful job serving the community in need and has a very well organized and devoted volunteer base.