This cultural sensitivity training aims to tackle some of the cultural barriers that contribute to the gap found in health care access and delivery of care. Understanding the cultural health beliefs and experiences of this diverse population of Somali patients is crucial to providing culturally competent care.

We are hoping that through this dialogue and the feedback from the attendees, we can create mutual understanding between providers and their patients. It would be an honor to have your attendance at this upcoming event.


Please RSVP using the link below (RSVP time ended)

If you attended the training, please click here to complete a survey

The 2015 Oceanleaf Awards Celebration Focuses on Communities Woven Together through Hope and Resilience

The Third Annual OceanLeaf Awards Celebration will honor eight outstanding individuals and organizations that have provided exceptional leadership and support to Somali and other East African refugees and immigrants in the San Diego Community.

This year's theme is Honoring Communities Woven Together by Hope and Resilience. We will celebrate the journey of New Americans represented by the symbol of Ocean and the Leaf, the symbol of partnerships woven together through hope and resilience. Read more

Community Resource Fair



Somali Family Service would like to invite YOU, your friends, and family members to join us March 30, 2014 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM at the Jacobs Center for our annual Youth Summit. This year we are “Planting the Seed of Change: Developing the Muslim Individual”. There will be EXCITING giveaways for parents and youth, workshops, panel speakers, anda poetry performance. We look forward to seeing you there! To R.S.V.P or for more details click the link below or click here to contact us. REGISTER HERE


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