Mission: To promote and advance the social well-being and the welfare of its members by providing much needed community and resettlement services, with the ultimate goal of building a vibrant community whose members can successfully settle and affectively integrate into the wider American community.
SCRS’s vision is to drive measurable improvement for the well-being of Somalis and other refugees and immigrants in Minnesota in order to lead change for what is needed the most and works best for them.
To better serve its members, SCRS board and staff are committed to four strategies:
- Lead the community to invest in effective and evidence-based programs and policies for families and youth.
- Develop and monitor progress on refugee and immigrant programs.
- Advocate to assure that basic needs of refugees and immigrants are met and to increase the effectiveness of refugee programs overall.
- Build long-term relationships between diverse communities and increase the capacity and voice of newcomers to affect change.
The services SCRS provide include interpretation, translation, information and referrals, orientation for newly arrived refugees, pre- and post-employment support, youth programs, health educational programs and the Rochester Somali TV which broadcasts all programs in Somali language.