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Since our organization’s launch in 2010, Isuroon has provided the Somali and East African immigrant women and refugee communities with services designed to empower individuals and families and to provide them with the information and resources they need in order to thrive. The majority of our community is under 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, with many being single mother-led families and most consisting of 6 or more members. While our clients are skilled and capable individuals, the bureaucratic systems in place create many barriers for individuals, especially immigrants and refugees. Our work here at Isuroon is centered around supporting our clients to navigate these systems and overcome any barriers they may be facing. With programs in education, mental and behavioral health, and youth engagement along with the direct services and case management we provide, Isuroon works to support our clients in all aspects of their lives. 

Since COVID-19, our team at Isuroon has been working rapidly to keep up with the needs of our communities. Our community is seriously affected by unemployment and income reduction due to COVID-19. Many of the individuals in our communities worked in service, food, and transportation industries which will take time to recover. In this time of financial insecurity, Isuroon has been able to provide our communities with direct services such as food from our halal food shelf. Between our individual food deliveries and our partner organizations, we are able to provide affected individuals across 6 counties with food. Additionally, Isuroon partners with Minnesota Housing to provide housing assistance payments to prevent eviction, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners in the Twin Cities. 

The effect of COVID-19, as many know, has extended beyond economic and financial challenges to affect the mental well-being of many. Somali culture thrives on the social connectedness that many of us have had to sacrifice since COVID-19. This loss coupled with financial stress has had adverse effects on the mental health of many in our communities. Here at Isuroon we have been able to provide mental and behavioral health services and counseling to anyone who is experiencing difficulties with their mental health at this time. 

Since COVID-19, Isuroon has shifted its programs and services to safely support the community and their needs in this unprecedented time. We have been able to adapt our programs to be primarily online and are currently working on a call center to further assist our families in a safe and efficient way. Thanks to your generous donation dollars, we are able to afford the staff, supplies, and services that help us to support our clients. Here at Isuroon we made the promise and commitment that our doors are always open to our community and while COVID-19 has affected many aspects of our lives, our promise remains intact. 

What can you do to help?

  • Donate to support our culturally specific halal food shelves 
  • Donate to ensure that our building remains a safe space for the community.
  • Donate to support various emergency needs such as purchasing necessities and hiring more Somali speaking staff and mental health providers. 
  • Donate to ensure we don’t experience any cash flow challenges. 

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1600 E Lake St Ste 1
Minneapolis, MN 55407



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