The agencies listed in this directory provide a variety of social/human services to children and families from a variety of cultures, including:

African American—African
American Indian—Native American
Asian—Southeast Asian
Latino—Chicano
Multicultural—European American

ASIAN

Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services

Southeast Asian Community Council
http://seacc-mn.org/

Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota
http://www.vssmn.org/

Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota
http://www.laocenter.org/

Hmong-American Mutual Assistance Association
http://www.hamaa.org/

Hmong American Partnership
http://www.hmong.org/

Families with Children from China
651-488-6872

AFRICAN and AFRICAN AMERICAN

Center for Africans New to America (CANA)
Works to serve and support African immigrants and refugees. Identifies resources to advocate for services. Provides services from birth-adult for assessments/screenings; case management plans; individualized treatment plans; family therapy/child custody supervision; multicultural family therapy; recovery/evaluation; community integration.
http://www.mncana.com/

Insight News is a longstanding African American published newspaper serving the African American community
http://insightnews.com/

AMERICAN INDIAN

ICWA and Tribal Information
The following site shares information on current initiatives, laws, practice tools, training, funding, data and tribal and county contact information that is consistent with the federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA and the Tribal State Agreement).
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For contacts for information on Minnesota’s counties and tribes:
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The Directory of Minnesota Organizations Serving Diverse Populations has been revised and is now available on the following DHS website:

https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-4411-ENG

Indian Health Board
Individual & family therapy specific to grief and loss run by psychologists. Also have a social worker with students who run groups.
Other services: testing for ADHD, ADD, etc. use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Re-processing) for nightmares due to trauma
Financial Resources:
Programs funded through third party billing, Medical Assistance, sliding fee, or insurance. They will also provide transportation if needed to attend therapy or groups. There are no financial resources for burial costs, but this agency makes many referrals to services that do have funds.
indianhealthboard.com

The Circle is dedicated to presenting news from a Native American perspective, while granting an equal opportunity to community voices.
www.thecirclenews.org

LATINO

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio
Psychologists – family, couples, individual

Centro
Centro is a partnership with Latino and Chicano families. Centro is a place where we offer respite from troubles, understanding to solve crises, education and encouragement to make change, nurturing and healing to strengthen families, art and culture to reaffirm our identity and value, and resources to build a better future.

Language Central
A non-for profit school that offers English classes for Spanish Classes for Individuals, Small Groups, Special Classes: Special Sessions or Classes can be designed for groups with a specific focus based on the needs and interests of the group.

Latino Midwest News was founded in 1999 to connect the Hispanic community across the Midwest states with meaningful news and information. It is distributed free of charge every other Thursday to Minneapolis and St. Paul.

La Prensa de Minnesota is a monthly Latino newspaper that covers features of interest to and in the Latino community.

RUSSIAN

Nasha Shkola , Russian Charter School Offers Culture, Language
A four-year effort on the part of Slavic community to address the educational needs of their children has resulted in Nasha Shkola, literally translated as “Our School.”  Rather than being an immersion school, Nasha Shkola provides Kindergarten through 5th grade students with all classes taught in English and a daily class in Russian. Students participate in extended day programs with hands-on cultural learning.  For families with children who have been adopted from Eastern Europe, the school offers opportunities to study the culture and language of the children’s countries of origin.http://www.nashashkolamn.org//

GENERAL

International Institute of Minnesota
Maintains the Minnesota Ethnic Resources Directory (MERD), a compilation of nearly 800 non-profit organizations engaged in ethnic/nationality services and activities represents cultural, social/human service, educational, artistic, religious, community and government programs in our state. For questions regarding citizenship of adopted children or children to be adopted, contact:
http://www.iimn.org/

MULTICULTURAL RADIO STATIONS

KFAI Radio offers programming in Solmali –  http://kfai.org/somali-public-radio
Radio Rey has Spanish programming –  http://www.radiorey630am.com/

CHILDREN’S MULTICULTURAL BOOKS

http://coloursofus.com/multicultural-childrens-books-about-adoption/
http://blog.leeandlow.com/2013/10/10/book-list-childrens-books-with-transracial-adoption/
http://www.pragmaticmom.com/2015/11/adoption-books-for-kids/

Page updated May 2017

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