List of Current Programs & Services

The Alliance for African Assistance offers a wide range of services tailored to supporting underprivileged and immigrant communities. Through our programs we hope to not only empower, but to also provide opportunities, support and guidance. Our efforts begin by first raising awareness to the many challenges that these communities confront. To learn about the many resources offered at the Alliance, please click the links below.

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Resettlement

Resettlement

Since 1995, the Alliance for African Assistance has resettled refugees from over 20 different countries. Our Resettlement Department is comprised of case managers, drivers and job developers, all of whom play an integral role in the resettlement process for each of our refugees. Prior to a refugee’s arrival, the case manager assigned to the case prepares for the new individual or family by finding them an affordable apartment, furnishing the apartment with the basic necessities, and stocking their kitchen with food for their first week.

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Safari Seconds Thrift Store

Safari Seconds Thrift Store

The Alliance for African Assistance operates a non-profit Thrift Store which is dedicated to assisting and supporting refugees in meeting their basic needs required to adapt to their new homes. Frequently, many refugees arrive in the United States with nothing more than the cloths on their backs. Our Thrift Store helps to provide a wide selection of items such as furniture, mattress sets, appliances, clothing, and household items to help as they rebuild and begin their lives in the US.

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Translation and Interpretation Services

Translation and Interpretation Services

Global Village Language and Cultural Solutions offers on-site interpretation, document translation, and telephonic interpretation, for over 200 different languages and dialects.

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Utility Advocacy

Utility Advocacy

Do you need help with your home phone, cell phone, or gas & electric bill? Do you feel like you're paying too much, or that something is incorrect on your bill? Are you having a hard time financially and just can't stay on top of your bills?  Schedule an appointment with Alliance for African Assistance's Utility Advocacy Program and we can advocate on your behalf to the utility provider to make corrections, find discounts, and help you save money!  The Utility Advocacy Program provides services free of charge to anyone.  We do not pay bills, but we may be able to connect you to programs that offer credits and discounts toward your bill that you didn't even know about! 

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VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who make $54,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. Alliance for African Assistance hosts a VITA Site and has IRS-certified volunteers providing free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. 

 

 Do it yourself - for free: we also offer a computer station and the assistance you need  to file your State and Federal Tax Return for free!

 

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Wilson-Fish Program

Wilson-Fish Program

 The Wilson-Fish (WF) program is an alternative to traditional state administered refugee resettlement programs for providing assistance (cash and medical) and social services to refugees.

 

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