The Amani Women Center provides culturally tailored programs and services that empower and contribute to the economic security,    and spiritual, mental, and physical well-being of refugee and immigrant women.  

AWC's Programs

• The Amani Sewing Academy (workforce development and job placement).

• The Healthy Families Program (health education, FGM/C resources, mental health counseling,                                                                         human and social support services).

• The Amani Community Ambassadors Leadership program (community education, advocacy, translation, interpretation, research, and outreach).

AWC Services

AWC Services include screening applications for public benefits (SNAP, TANF, CAPS, MEDICAID, LIHEAP, rental assistance, and instruction in financial and digital literacy, civic engagement, and ESL.


Amani’s Save Our Sisters (SOS) initiative seeks to secure medical care for refugee women in Clarkston, GA suffering from serious health problems caused by Female Genital Cutting (FGC). By purchasing our cloth button items (necklaces, bookmarks, hair clips and pins, magnets), proudly handcrafted by refugee women at the Amani Sewing Academy, you are helping refugee women access life-changing medical services, including restorative surgery. Each item is one of a kind and will therefore vary from the pictures.

We also custom-make memorial necklaces from loved ones’ neckties. (Please supply us with at least three neckties and we can create up to four necklaces - 100% of the net proceeds go toward supporting this urgent campaign.)

What We Do and What We Offer

Here's How You Can Help

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Johari Africa is a social enterprise under the economic empowerment program at Amani Women Center, Inc. Johari Africa is Swahili for Jewels of Africa.

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