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African community senior services(ACSS) is a non profit tax exempt entity community organization helping immigrant communities in Minnesota, mainly those from East Africa. African community senior services is working on many projects that are essential to the communities it serves.
ACSS is in the works to become an essential community provider to bring health care services and other essential supportive and stabilizing services to the communities we serve.
ACSS is now under contract with MNsure the State of MN health insurance marketplace.
We are open all year round to enroll any community member that needs and qualifies for health care insurance,
Can't spend a dime?
Then, spend some time... helping us help those in need.
While you can volunteer with us directly, even traveling to provide needy families with materials and education, there's much you can do on your own. Contact us to learn more about opportunities and ideas for donating, fundraising, hosting events, campaigning, buying gifts, and involving your school or company.
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The African Community Senior Services (ACSS) is a nonprofit charitable
and educational organization with 501© (3) status from the
Internal Revenue Services. This organization is organized pursuant to
Minnesota Statues Chapter 317A, known as the Minnesota Non-Profit
Corporation Act, and registered with the state of Minnesota. The
purpose of this organization is to provide transportation, interpretation, supportive and stabilizing services and outreach to the East African immigrant communities in Minnesota.
service will targeted community in the Twin Cities area and nearby towns. Targeted community means placing emphasis on serving individuals who are
low-income, 60 years of age and older, or are minority, have limited
English speaking ability. All funds and other resources of this
organization will be devoted to this purpose. The overall mission of
African Community Senior Services is to build viable elderly service
by providing transportation and outreach (interpreting, connecting
seniors to local resources, and monitoring well-being of frail
seniors). Available resources are staff and volunteers.
The number of African immigrants in Minnesota, especially in the
Twin-Cities and the surrounding areas, has increased in last decade
and half. Minnesota is now home for the largest Somali Community in
the United States. According to Minnesota Department of Human
Services, there were 2629 Somali seniors over the age of 60 or older
who lived in the twin-cities in 2010. Due to continued resettlement of
the African refugees to Minnesota since 2005, senior population of
this community is considerably more than 2629 now. Most of these
seniors cannot read, write or speak English. As result, they cannot
read transportation instruction such as street names, signs, and
directions. This language barrier limits their ability to utilize
public transportation. These immigrant seniors also have difficulties
in knowing about community resource available to them. To support
these seniors, African Community Senior Services was created to bring
together all community resources (volunteers, donations, and grants)
in order to address these important needs.
African Community Senior Services will form coordination agreement
with other non profit community organizations and we will work with other local
providers when there is need and capacity to do so.
African Community Senior Services will educate the public by Writing
flyers/brochures and making them available at local community
organizations such as Confederate Somali Community of Minnesota
(largest Somali Community in Minnesota), and African Community.
Placing ads in the local community media such as Somali Yellow Pages,
and Somali TV.
Distributing flyers and brochures at community meeting places such as
places of worship, schools, and business (restaurants and grocery
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