In order to highlight pockets of excellence across the country, the NNED selects a partner organization to highlight once a month. The Cambodian Family has been selected as the Partner of the Month for May in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month and in celebration of their participation in NNEDLearn 2019.
The vision of The Cambodian Family is to see refugee and immigrant families that are healthy, happy, self-reliant, and contributing members of society. The families served by The Cambodian Family have good physical and mental health, satisfying jobs with good wages, kids who thrive in school, a sense of belonging to the larger community, and a comfortable community center of their own in which they take pride and feel strong support.
To promote the health of immigrants and refugees from all over the world, including Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Russia, Ukraine, Bosnia, Ethiopia, and Somalia, The Cambodian Family provides many programs including:
- Youth Program: to promote academic achievement, character development, and career exploration
- Community Health/Mental Health Program: providing services based on the needs of the community for over 20 years using patient navigation, case management, and family coaching
- Citizenship Program: offers N-400 naturalization (citizenship) eligibility screenings, application assistance/review, and case management
- Civic Engagement: provide team building, self-empowerment, and leadership skills training to youth and adult residents
Two of the programs nested under the community health programs include:
- Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention Services helping Limited-English-proficient immigrants and refugees, particularly Cambodian men and women who are the survivors of Cambodian genocide work through their barriers to adjustment and make progress towards well-being and family self-sufficiency.
- Community Wellness Program, a statewide prevention and early intervention effort to eliminate mental health disparities in the Cambodian community. Through this program, The Cambodian Family aims to reduce mental health related stigma and depression related symptoms due to the history of trauma, post-traumatic stress and depression, through their culturally relevant interventions.
Learn more about The Cambodian Family and how they are promoting social health by providing refugee and immigrant families the opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and desires for creating health and well-being in their lives.
View a list of previous NNED Partners of the Month.