Providing Patient- Centered Health Care to Somali Patients: Cultural Sensitivity Training for Healthcare and Social Service providers

Somali Family Service 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.  On Thursday, May 21, 2015 we will hosting our 2nd Annual Health Summit.

Read more: Upcoming Cultural Sensitivity Training

Somali Family Service (SFS) will be hosting a farming project on May16th in honor of the 11th Annual National Arab American Service Day (NAASD).

NAASD’s motto of “Serving Communities, Connecting People,” expresses its goal of bringing together Arab Americans in collaboration with SFS, and in service to diverse communities. Volunteers will learn more about farming and how this contributes to the well being and lives of refugees and new Americans.

Read more: SFS is Honoring the 11th Annual NAASD

Pathways Re-Engagement

San Diego Youth Opportunity Pathways Initiative (PATHWAYS) provides personalized support for students and youth to increase their engagement and persistence in completing an educational program and receive job readiness training, exposure to post-secondary education, training and employment options.

Read more: Pathways Re-Engagement

Youth Summit 2015



Somali Family Service (SFS) will host the fourth Annual Youth Summit on Sunday, March 29th, 2015. The summit will take place at the Jacobs Center from 11 AM to 6 PM. Community members ages 12 and up are invited.

Read more: Youth Summit 2015

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Health & Wellness

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