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Mutual Assistance Associations

Published: September 27, 2012



Mette Brogden
Somali Bantu Association of Tucson
4500 E. Speedway Blvd., Suite 7
Tucson, AZ 85712
Tel: 520-881-4373
Email: metteb@aol.com


Ibrahim Hussein
East African Community of Orange County
2301 W. Lincoln Ave., Ste 246
Anaheim, CA 92801
Tel: 714.254.8880
Email: eastafrican@msn.com

Pary Karadaghi
Kurdish Human Rights Watch, Inc.
1109 East Washington Ave.
San Diego, CA 92019
Tel: 703.385.3806
Email: parykaradaghi@khrw.org
Website: www.khrw.org

Brenda Lynch
East Bay Agency for Children
303 Van Buren Avenue
Oakland , CA 94610
Tel: 510-268-3770
Email: brenda@ebac.org

May Ying Ly
Hmong Women's Heritage Association
2251 Florin Road, Suite 104
Sacramento , CA 95822
Tel: 916.394.1405
Email: mlyhwha@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.hmongwomenheritage.org/

Weng Elegado
3540 Wilshire Blvd. , Room 806
Los Angeles , CA 90010
Tel: 213-637-1450
Email: weng@acrcintl.org
Website: www.acrcintl.org

Blong Xiong
Fresno Center for New Americans
4879 East Kings Canyon Road
Fresno , CA 92727
Tel: 559-255-8395
Email: blongxiong@fresnocenter.com

Lalo Acevedo
Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission
1920 Mariposa Mall, Suite 300
Fresno , CA 93721
Tel: 559.263.1293
Email: Lalo.Acevedo@fresno.org
Website: http://www.fresnoeoc.org/

Rev. Sharon Stanley
Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries
1940 North Fresno Street
Fresno , CA 93703
Tel: 559.487.1509
Email: soulhikr@aol.com

Seng Yang
Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County
P.O. Box 2134
Oroville , CA 95965-2134
Tel: 530.534.7474
Email: ssyhccbc@sbcglobal.net

Houa Vang
Merced Lao Family Community, Inc.
855 West 15 th Street
Merced , CA 95340-5822
Tel: 209.384.7384
Email: mercedlao@laofamilymerced.com

Maurine Huang
Opening Doors, Inc.
2118 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Tel: 916-492-2591
Email: Maurine@openingdoorsinc.org

Chaosarn S. Chao, Founder/CEO
Lao Family Community Development, Inc.
2325 E. 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94601
6840 - 65th Street, Suite 115, Sacramento, CA 95828
1865 Rumrill Blvd, Suite B, San Pablo, CA 94806
Tel: 510-533-8850
Fax: 510-533-1516
Email: chaosarn@lfcd.org
Website: www.lfcd.org


Paul Stein
Colorado Department of Human Services
789 Sherman Street, Suite 250
Denver, CO 80203
Tel: 303.863.8211
Email: paul.stein@state.co.us

District of Columbia

Dawn Blankenship
US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202.347.3507 x3006
Email: dblankenship@uscridc.org

Peggy Gilbert
ISED Solutions, Inc.
1900 L Street, Suite 705
Washington , DC 20036
Tel: 202.223.3288
Email: peggy.gilbert@ised.us

Doua Thor
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
1628 16 th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: 202.667.4690
Email: doua@searac.org
Website: www.searac.org/

Hillary Binder-Aviles
Mosaica, Inc
1522 K Street, NW, Ste 1130
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 202.887.0620
Email: hilary@mosaica.org


Barbara Peters
Goodwill Industries of North Georgia
2201 Glenwood Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
Tel: 404.420.9991
Email: bpeters@ging.org

Abdullahi Abdullahi
Somali Bantu Community Organization
964 North Indian Creek Drive, Suite A-3
Clarkston, GA 30021
Tel: 404.216.1606
Email: somalibantu@yahoo.com

BryAnn Chen
Refugee Women’s Network, Inc.
4151 Memorial Dr., Ste 103F
Decatur, GA 30032
Tel: 404.299.0180 x224
Website: www.riwn.org


Patrick Augustin
Pan-African Association
6163 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60600
Tel: 773.381.9723
Email: apaugustin@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.panafricanassociation.org/


Jennifer Van Buskirk
Western KY Mutual Assistance Society, Inc.
806 Kenton Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Tel: 270.781.8336
Email: Jennifer@wkrmaa.org


Pierrot Rugaba
Catholic Charities Maine
P.O. Box 10660
Portland, ME 04104-6060
Tel: 207.879.1130
Email: prugaba@ccmaine.org

Catherine S. Yomoah
State Refugee Coordinator
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Multicultural Affairs
151 Jetport Boulevard
11 State House Station
Portland, ME 04102
Phone: 207.822.2381
Email: Catherine.Yomoah@maine.gov


Huy Bui
1010 Wayne Ave., Ste 310
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: 301.587.2781
Email: huy.bui@navasa.org


Carol Chandler
Office for Refugees and Immigrants
18 Tremont St., Suite 1020
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617.727.7888 x315
Email: carol.chandler@state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/ori

Victoria Fahlberg
Community Team Work, Inc.
167 Dutten Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Tel: 978.654.6957
Email: vfahlberg@Onelowell.net
Website: www.comteam.org/

Vong Ros
Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell
120 Cross Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Tel: 978.596.1000 x7311
Email: vros@cmaalowell.org
Website: www.cmaalowell.org/


Kou Xiong
Hmong American Family
27 Empire Drive, Suite 208
St. Paul, MN 55101
Tel: 651.222.2959
Email: xio65@aol.com
Website: www.hmong.org/

Saeed Osman
Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota
420 15th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Tel: 612.338.8421
Email: saeed@cscmn.org

Jane Hanger Seeley
East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc.
1700 Second Street, NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Tel: 612-787-4036
Email: seeljh@esns.org
Website: www.esns.org/

Fadumo Dubet
Somali International Minorities of America
801 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Tel: 612.359.1248
Email: dubet01@yahoo.com

Melissa Ndinge Nambangi
Minnesota African Women's Association, Inc.
2207 N. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Tel: 612.588.7666
Email: mawa0302@yahoo.com
Website: www.mawanet.org/

Moua Xiong
Lao Veterans of America
761 North Milton Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Tel: 651.488.2800
Email: mouajouaxiong@yahoo.com
Website: www.laoveterans.com/

Wilhelmina Holder
Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment, Inc.
Hamline Park Plaza
570 Asbury Street, Suite 110
St. Paul , MN 55104
Tel: 651.646.3268
Email: wilhelminaholder@aol.com

Yen Pham
Vietnamese Social Services of America
1159 University Avenue West
St. Paul , MN 55104
Tel: 651.641.8907
Email: ypham@vssmn.org
Website: www.vssmn.org

Licho Xenexai
Hmong Youth Education Services, Inc.
277 University Ave., Suite 205
St. Paul, MN 55103
Tel: 651.644.2446
Email: lichoxenexai@hmongyes.org

Ly Vang
Association for the Advancement of Hmong Women in Minnesota
1101 N. Snelling
St. Paul, MN 55108
Tel: 651.255.0799 x192
Email: lyvang@aahwm.org

Robinson Cook
Centre for Asians and Pacific Islanders
3702 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Tel: 612.721.0122 x 29
Email: Robinson.Cook@capiusa.org
Website: www.capiusa.org/

Bao Vang
Hmong American Partnership
1075 Arcade Street
St. Paul , MN 55106
Tel: 651.495.1507
Email: baovang@hmong.org
Website: www.hmong.org

Sharon Nelson
Lao Family Community of MN, Inc
320 University Avenue W
St. Paul, MN 55703
Tel: 651.221.0069
Email: snelson@laofamily.org

Joel Luedtke
Minnesota Council of Churches
122 Franklin Avenue West, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Tel: 612.230.3215
Email: luedtkej@mnchurches.org
Website: www.mnchurches.org/

Renae Oswald-Anderson
Neighborhood House
179 Robie Street
St. Paul, MN 55107
Tel: 651-789-2519
Email: roanderson@neighb.org

Jim Anderson
Ramsey County
160 East Kellogg Blvd., #9500
St. Paul, MN 55101
Tel: 651.266.4116
Email: jim.anderson@co.ramsey.mn.us

Lynn Gallandat
St. Paul Public Schools
360 Colborne Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
Tel: 651.290.4706
Email: lynn.gallandat@spps.org
Website: www.spps.org/

Doua Lee
Southeast Asia Community Council, Inc.
555 Girard Terrace N., Suite 110
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Tel: 612.342.1530
Email: dlee@seacc-mn.org


Modestra Putla
Asian Community & Cultural Center, Inc.
2651 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Tel: 402.477.3446
Email: asiancenter2004@yahoo.com

New Hampshire

Anne Sanderson
International Institute of New Hampshire
315 Pine Street
Manchester, NH 03103
Tel: 603.647.1500
Email: asanderson@iinh.org

New York

Marina Belotserkovsky
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Inc.
333 Seventh Avenue, 16 th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212-613-1337
Email: marina.belotserkovsky@hias.org
Website: www.hias.org

Asmaa Donahue
Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, Inc.
P.O Box D
New York, NY 10034
Tel: 718-665-2486
Email: adonahue@sautiyetu.org

Jim Morris
Catholic Family Center, Division of Catholic Charities
87 North Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
Tel: 585.262.7076
Email: jmorris@cfcrochester.org

Peter Vogelaar
Mohawk Valley Resource Ctr for Refugees, Inc
309 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
Tel: 315.738.1083
Email: peterv@mvrcr.org
Website: http://mvrcr.org/

North Carolina

Rong Nay
Montagnard Human Rights Organization
1720 Hillsborough Street , Suite LL Two
Raleigh , NC 27605
Tel: 919.614.4028
Email: rongnay@mhro.org
Website: www.mhro.org


Jane McGrew
Community Refugee and Immigration Services
3624 Bexvie Avenue
Columbus, OH 43227
Tel: 614.235.5747
Email: jmcgrew@cris.org
Website: www.cris-ohio.com/

Tatyana Mindlina
US Together, Inc.
5815 Millbank Road , Apt. B
Columbus , OH 43229
Tel: 614.437.9941
Email: tmindlina@ustogether.us


Daniel Van Lehman
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207
Tel: 503-725-8587
Email: dvanlehman@pdx.edu
Website: www.pdx.edu/

Nancy Koroloff
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland , OR 97207
Tel: 503.725.9675
Email: koroloffn@pdx.edu
Website: www.pdx.edu

Jeff MacDonald
10301 N.E. Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97220
Tel: 503.234.1541
Email: jeffm@mail.irco.org
Website: www.irco.org/

Salah Ansary
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
605 SE 39th Street
Portland, OR 97214
Tel: 503.231.7480
Email: sansary@lcsnw.org
Website: www.lcsnw.org/


Juliane Ramic
Nationalities Services Center
1300 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: 215.893.8400 x103
Email: jramic@nationalitiesservice.org
Website: www.nationalitiesservice.org/

Helena Alston
Clergy and Churches United
1901-15 Centre Avenue, Suite 300
Pittsburg, PA 15219
Tel: 412-765-3190 
Email: hdsaconsulting@msn.com


Abdirizak Hassan
Somali Community Center of Nashville
295 Plus Park Blvd. Ste. 102
Nashville, TN 37217
Tel: 615.366.6868
Email: ahassan@somalinashville.org


Kassahun Bisrat
Alliance for Multicultural Community Services
6440 Hillcroft, Suite 411
Houston, TX 77081
Tel: 713.776.4700 x126
Email: kbisrat@allianceontheweb.org
Website: www.allianceontheweb.org/

Bernard Johnson
Catholic Family Service
Amarillo, TX 79105
Tel: 806.376.4571 x254
Email: bjohnson@catholicfamilyservices.net

Abdirahman Ibrahim
Somali Bantu Association of San Antonio
2939 Mossrock, Suite 275
San Antonio , TX 78230
Tel:  210-979-9226
Email: abdirahman@sbantuassofsa.org


Paul McCarty
Granite School District
2500 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Tel: 801.244.3326
Email: paul.mccarty@granite.k-12.ut.us


Yacouba Jacob Bogre
Association of Africans Living in Vermont, Inc.
20 Allen Street, 3r floor
Burlington , VT 05401
Tel: 802.985.3106
Email: jbogre@aalv-vt.org
Website: www.africansinvermont.org


Khanh T. Tran
Boat People SOS, Inc.
6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 100
Falls Church , VA 22041
Tel: 703.538.2190 x219
Email: khanh.tran@bspos.org
Website: www.bpsos.org

Tsehaye Teferra, Ph.D.
Ethiopian Community Development Council
901 S. Highland
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: 703.685.0510
Email: tsehaye.teferra@ecdcinternational.org
Website: www.ecdcinternational.org/

Raqiya Abdalla
Somali Family Care Network
2724 Dorr Avenue, Suite 102
Fairfax, VA 22041
Tel: 703.560.0005
Email: raqiya@somalifamily.org

Ricarda Dowling
Center for Multicultural Human Services
701 West Broad Street, #305
Falls Church, VA 22046
Tel: 703.533.3302 x128
Email: rdowling@cmhs.org


Oleg Pynda
Ukrainian Community Center of Washington
221 Hardie Ave NW
Renton, WA 98057
Tel: 425.430.8229; 206.369.6398
Email: opynda@uccwa.org
Website: www.uccwa.org/


 Fessahaye Mebrahtu
Pan-African Community Association
6222 W. Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53216
Tel: 414.442.5864
Email: apaugustin@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.panafricoma.com

Sue Levy
Department of Workforce Development
201 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Tel: 608.288.0678
Email: Susan.levy@dwd.state.wi.us

Viluck Kue
Wisconsin United Coalition of Mutual Assistance Associations
1020 South 10 th Street
Manitowoc , WI 54220
Tel: 920.683.1806
Email: viluck@wucmaa.org
Website:  www.wucmaa.org/

Last Reviewed: October 9, 2018