Alliance for African Assistance (Alliance) is a non-profit organization that has been in operation since 1989 assisting refugees; immigrants; the economically challenged; and the under-served to become self-sufficient contributing members of their communities. Its sister non-profit organization; Alliance Health Clinic formed in 2007; provides health care services to the low income; immigrant and refugee members of San Diego County.
Alliance provides a variety of programs to refugees; immigrants; and low-income community members; including resettlement assistance; immigration services; interpretation and translation services; tax preparation assistance; home care; transportation, and utility advocacy.
As a resettlement agency; Alliance is able to provide employment and job readiness training, English as a Second Language (ESL); tutoring; housing assistance; and financial assistance through the Independent Development Account (IDA) program. Our Immigration Department provides assistance with applications for green cards; visas; naturalization and citizenship.
Alliance’s Language and Cultural Solutions program provides interpretation and translation services throughout the community in over 200 languages from Albanian to Zulu, including American Sign Language. Through our Global Village Home Care, we are also able to expand our services to the community by providing compassionate and quality in-home care, such as general and heavy housekeeping, meal preparation, kitchen and bathroom cleaning and organization, laundry and ironing, medication reminders, and personal care assistance.
In addition to the services provided by Alliance for African Assistance; the Alliance Health Clinic also provides primary care; oral and dental care; and behavioral and mental health services. Non-medical transportation is also provided for those in need of a reliable mode of transportation to and from appointments. The Clinic accepts all kinds of insurances and has a sliding scale payment system for the uninsured or underinsured.
Alliance has also expanded overseas with the Child Scholarship Program; which provides academic scholarships to deserving children in Uganda. With the help of San Diego Rotary Club 33; we are also in the final stages of building Atiak Hospital in Uganda; which will provide health care to 600,000 individuals. Furthermore, developed by Alliance’s Board member Roger Haines, we have also distributed over 500 Haines solar cookers, which provide a cost-effective alternative for Ugandans combating the rising prices of charcoal.
Since its beginning, Alliance has helped resettle about 14,000 refugees from over thirty countries. Since the inception, Alliance for African Assistance and Alliance Health clinic has helped over 20,000 people in the San Diego community.
Head on over to the website for more information: http://www.Alliance-For-Africa.org