In 2005, while working as a public health professional in the Clarkston community, Doris Mukangu saw a major need among the underserved African Women Refugees and decided to do something about it. She started with health education, helping refugees navigate the daunting health system, and gradually added other services and programs such as the Amani Sewing Academy - In understanding how to work with hard-to-reach populations within this group, Doris used the right tools to empower refugee women with skills and languages they understand and in a manner, they could relate to culturally.
Mission & Vision
Our mission is to empower and educate refugee women through culturally-tailored programs that contribute to their economic security and overall well-being.
Our vision is to provide a one-stop safe haven for refugee women of all cultures, who are seeking a space for spiritual, mental, and physical healing.
Our Holistic Appraoch
Once the resettlement services and benefits end in 3 months, refugees are faced with the challenges of providing for themselves and their families. Hence, the relevance of grassroots organizations like Amani Women Center play a major role in helping refugees survive and thrive. AWC fills this important gap by providing 3 unique programs utilizing a holistic approach designed to build and sustain healthy families within the home and the community.