The Somali Bantu Association of America became a Live Well San Diego Recognized Partner on September 17, 2016. Founded in 2009, the Somali Bantu Association of America educates, serves and organizes cultural and life-skill training programs in an effort to promote self-sufficiency. Located in City Heights, the Somali Bantu Association of America serves the surrounding Somali Bantu community and other East African refugees. Its clients include men, women, children and seniors and services are offered free of charge. Last year, more than 5,100 refugees were served.
The Somali Bantu Association of America provides educational, cultural and life-skill training programs in an effort to promote self-sufficiency within and among the individuals and families comprising not only the Somali Bantu community, but all refugees, immigrants and low-income families and individuals in need of service.
The Somali Bantu Association of America’s mission is to provide the guidance and services needed to empower and aid Somali Bantu and other refugees as they integrate into American society. The Somali Bantu Association of America supports Live Well San Diego by providing educational workshops on healthy habits and connecting families and individuals to affordable housing, as well as language and job training skills so they can thrive in their community.