Social Services

The Afghan Coalition serves over a 1,000 clients and children by providing (1) Crisis Intervention Services that include cultural counseling, family mental health consultations, and domestic violence resources; (2) Basic Needs services that include linkages to housing, food, assistance in applying for eligible public benefit programs, and translation services to access basic needs; and (3) Strengthening Services that are designed to foster independence and/or prevent people from needing services in the future such as accessing health care coverage, applying for subsidized childcare, citizenship assistance, microenterprise programs that introduce the client to entrepreneurship, legal assistance with immigration status, and transportation. 

Afghan Coalition’s (AC) bilingual/bicultural staff and volunteers serve as liaisons that bridge the language and cultural gap between providers, services, and clients.

Afghan Coalition partners with other community-based organizations who specialize in different services needed by the community:

Immigration Services

AC refers clients needing immigration services to a partner organization, PARS Equality Center, a nonprofit organization, aimed at serving low-income Middle Eastern and South Asian communities of the Bay Area and Los Angeles, with both legal and social services.

Housing and Housing Assistance

AC assists clients who lack housing or are in unstable housing situations with applications for housing assistance, temporary, and low-income housing and other resources focused on new arrivals.