at 6035 University Ave Suite 6, San Diego, 92115 United States
Somali Family Service offers various community programs that help East Africans rebuild lives through education, economic development, and contributions to the community at large.
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Hello friends! Join us in celebrating the East African culture with the San Diego community. The third annual OceanLeaf Awards Celebration includes live entertainment, international hors d'oeuvres, and more. Early bird tickets are $80 and $40 for students at oceanleaf.brownpapertickets.com
Wishing everyone peace, love, and prosperity in the New Year! 2015!
Somali Family Service is grateful to Autism Speaks Family Services for awarding an iPad and a Trident AMS Kraken case to the Somali Autism Awareness Initiative (SDSAA). Children with autism in the program will benefit from the device and appropriate apps that will improve their language and social skills!
A message from our friend SDG&E- We can’t believe we are already in December … and with the holidays fast approaching, we need your continued assistance in making sure that anyone and everyone who is eligible for our bill discount program (CARE) is signed up before the end of this year! For eligible customers this is a minimum of a 20% discount – with the majority receiving 30% to 35% off their monthly SDG&E bill! Every little bit helps a family in need!
SFS is grateful to be part of community that shares our vision and passion. From our family to yours, we want to say thank you to our friends and supporters. Have a wonderful holiday weekend with the ones who make your life worth living!
SFS pledges to continue to support our students and their endeavors as we start a new school year! Happy First Day of School! #EducationMatters
Common Dietary Belief #3 Did you know, breastfeeding a child for two years is also recommended in the religion. (Qur'an 2:233) In Somalia, babies are breastfed, or given cow's milk diluted with water when moms go out to work.
Thank you SDG&E! What a wonderful networking event! We're so grateful for your continued support.
Common Dietary belief #2 "Haram" are forbidden foods or drinks, including pork, blood and animals not slaughtered in the proper way, alcohol and drugs, and foods containing ingredients obtained from other forbidden foods. It is essential to the Muslim diet to avoid foods such as some dairy products because of the concern these foods may have pork in them. Animal shortening and gelatin are the ingredients of concern, this may often include some candies and baby formula!
SFS will share some common dietary beliefs within the Somali community: #1 Eating chicken/beef injected with hormones is believed to be bad for the human heart and to contribute toward further health issues.
Today the San Diego Refugee Forum will be celebrating and honoring successful refugees!
SFS and community members are excited about the presentation by Liza Zamd, a DOJ Civil Rights attorney. Her presentation will be held on Tuesday, August 12th, at 2:30pm - 3:45pm at Somali Family Service’s Conference Room (Suite 9) located at 6035 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115. Liza Zamd will discuss the anti-discrimination provision of the INA, and how it relates to an employer’s Form I-9 and other employment eligibility verification obligations. Her presentation will include a detailed discussion of topics such as E-Verify, “no-match” letters, self-audits, the interplay between OSC and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other areas of interest to both employer and worker advocates. We are looking forward to the open forum, on "DOJ Civil Rights" Hope to see you'll there!
"Repetitive, stereotypic behaviors often interfere with or replace appropriate play for children with autism. In order to reduce these behaviors and increase appropriate play, toy conditioning procedures have been shown to be effective."-#NFAR
Recently, Covered California released new language data on the importance of reaching to the remaining uninsured in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. Somali Family Service is proud to be a Covered California Enrollment Entity, offering a wide-range of languages, including but not limited to: Somali, Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu. To our volunteer, interns, and funders, thank you for your continued support of programs at SFS. We are all so inextricably tied. With gratitude, the staff of SFS