OUR PROGRAMS

Advancing Our Agenda

SAYFSM facilitates an HIV support group that meets twice a month. Participants and their families receive wellness education and emotional support.

MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION

Transportation services are available for getting to and from medical appointments, pharmacies, support group meetings, and meal programs.  Clients receive either a bus card or transportation by staff in an Agency vehicle.  SAYFSM will provide a voucher for a taxi ride only when a client is too ill to take public transportation.

CASE MANAGEMENT AND CARE ADVOCACY

Through our Support Services, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at Sub-Saharan African Youth and Family Services in Minnesota, and a source of much success for our Non-Profit Organization. We provide:

  • referrals to clinics, mental health providers, legal services, ESL classes

  • assistance with basic needs, such as housing, furniture, household items, food, clothing, employment

  • translation and interpreting assistance

  • transportation

EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Most of our efforts pertaining to educating the community about HIV prevention, presenting at community events, churches, and schools. We emphasize in developing culturally and linguistically appropriate HIV-educational materials and provides HIV counseling, testing, and referral (CTR) at all outreach events, at the SAYFSM office, or at places of an individual’s choosing.

SELF SUFFICIENCY - UNDER ONE ROOF ARTS

Join other African women in a friendly environment to learn basic sewing/quilting skills. We are accepting registrations for the program although the studio is currently closed due to the pandemic. We will contact students whenever we are safely able to resume operations.