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3610 Dodge Street, Suite 100 Omaha, NE 68131. Our History:. Founded By Refugees, For Refugees. 1997 South Sudanese migration to Omaha Recognized the difficult transition to American life Sought community effort to overcome challenges. Founder, Tor Mach Kuet. Our Mission Then: .
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3610 Dodge Street, Suite 100 Omaha, NE 68131
Our History: Founded By Refugees, For Refugees • 1997 South Sudanese migration to Omaha • Recognized the difficult transition to American life • Sought community effort to overcome challenges Founder, Tor Mach Kuet
Our Mission Then: Conquering Obstacles as a Community • Provide English Language classes • Assist refugees in finding employment • Educate the community about refugees
Providing Empowerment through EDUCATION
Absorbing the Culture Shock with NEW FRIENDS
Celebrating and Preserving CULTURES
Serving all Refugees In fiscal year 2001, SSCA became a federal resettlement agency • The Department of State through the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) • Affiliate of the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. in Arlington, VA (ECDC) By 2004, we expanded beyond Sudanese caseload and began resettling refugees from all over the world.
Our Mission Today: The mission of SSCA is to resettle refugees, provide programs to assist into their transition, and promote cultural, educational, and socioeconomic development opportunities in their new communities.
Serving all Refugees Afghanistan Iran Iraq Bhutan Burma Sudan Somalia Today, the majority of cultures we are resettling in Omaha are coming from Burma and Bhutan. Togo South Sudan Burundi
Reception and Placement • Airport Greeting • Housing • Groceries • Access to benefits • Health assessment • Cultural orientation • Interpretation • Children school enrollment • Referral to English training and Employment
We Overcome Obstacles TOGETHER
We Provide Empowerment through EDUCATION
We Absorb the Culture Shock as NEW FRIENDS
We Celebrate and Preserve CULTURES
Refugees in Nebraska: ~25,000 *Estimates as of 2011
We are grateful for and humbled by our founding community of South Sudanese who have overcome incredible obstacles both near and far and are now successful American citizens. The South Sudanese have provided SSCA Omaha and the current refugee populations we serve with strength, hope, and love. We are truly thankful to be just a small part in the successful lives they build here in such a welcoming, richly diverse city.
Mary George SSCA Administrative Assistant, Arabic Interpreter
Life in Southern Sudan • Acholi Tribe • Family • Childhood • Flight • Life as a Refugee
Coming to the United States • Originally resettled to Fargo, North Dakota in September of 1995 in the middle of a snowstorm • Moved to Omaha in 1999 • Involvement with SSCA