LION Youth UCSD FieldtripYoung Refugees on the Road to Becoming Community Leaders  -  Voice of San Diego
School wasn’t easy for Amina Goth, who came to Lemon Grove from Ethiopia as a teenager in 2006 with her mother and 11 siblings. She learned English while watching cartoons as she took care of her younger brothers, and she didn’t enjoy taking classes. Read more



Demystifying Autism - Najla Ibrahim, SFS Health & Wellness Director
During the month of February, SFS held an autism information forum led by Najla Ibrahim, Health & Wellness Program Coordinator of Somali Family Service. The goal of this session was to begin the process of educating the Somali community on various aspects of autism, and the ways in which families could work to navigate and better deal with their children affected by autism. Read more on the current TAXAN Newsletter

Ocealeaf Awards: Save the Date! A Reminisce of the last ONE

Oceanleaf Awards

OceanLeaf is an annual celebration of East African culture and its residents organized by Somali Family Service of San Diego.

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Health & Wellness

sfs health fair 2010SFS has been a champion in addressing gaps in healthcare in the San Diego East African refugee community, Read more...


Economic Development

sfs youthEconomic development program was created to address the economic needs of Somali and other East African families  Read more...

Family Strengthening

family strengtheningSFS bolsters the East African refugee community with its Family Strengthening program. We advocate on issues such as access to quality healthcare, Read more...

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