About Us

About

Aalaafia African Family Resource Center {AAFRC} was developed in 2015 by a group of African immigrants who wanted to change the lives of other immigrant families suffering from issues of Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Sickle Cell. 

The name Alaafia comes from a Yoruba tribe in Nigeria, which means “Peace has Come.”

AAFRC is a safe space that provides empowerment and support primarily to immigrant families, Sickle Cell families and other individuals seeking services. 

Mission

AAFRC’s mission is to ensure that every woman, man and child has access to necessary services within their community.

Vision

Our vision is to end all forms of abuse and discrimination against families.

AAFRC has been creating online videos to promote empowerment and leadership to families.

Our Aims and Objectives 

AAFRC aims to ensure immigrant families access the necessary tools for personal development.

AAFRC is dedicated to motivating families to be self-depended on a vision to transform society for the best. 

We are persistent in hoping for a better tomorrow.

Our Advocacy 

Furthermore, AAFRC takes pride in advocating for our clients. 

We encourage open discussions with teenagers. 

These discussions include the importance of education, the negative implications of early pregnancy, using birth control, and the importance of regular medical checks up.

Our advocacy programs also educate families on how technology can go a long way in changing their lives. We inform them how it can be used to stop violence and other vices directed at people, such as cyberbullying and cyber-trafficking.

 

We are persistent in hoping for a better tomorrow.

Overview 

AAFRC focuses on training and awareness of the following:

Empowerment

Leadership

Mentoring immigrant families

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Harassment, and Human Trafficking.

Health checkups and Reproductive Health.

AAFRC plans to provide virtual training, resources, and awareness to African families. 

Prime Project

AAFRC’s extended program is tailored toward serving the Sickle Cell community. 

The project will hold the name Strength in Sickle Cell.  

This project will focus on four primary areas:  

Sickle Cell Educational Prevention.

Advocating for life-changing legislation for people living with Sickle Cell.

Sickle Cell treatments and cures education for patients. 

 To work with developing countries and change the Sickle Cell narrative from no option to hopeful.

Strength in Sickle Cell has designed various programs to help encourage people in our communities as well as those in developing countries. 

We will provide a digital program to assist our Sickle Cell clients with a digital career. An example of an obtainable job would be a Social Media Manager. 

Other programs provided by this project are blogs, mentoring, buying warm gear, or sponsoring a sickle cell child.