Low-income families new to the United States have a unique set of challenges that can magnify the effects of poverty. Limited-English abilities, limited education and transferable employment skills, and a lack of financial resources often bring instability and tension that can threaten the family structure. Lao Family provides multiple services that address these challenges:
- Seniors Our Southeast Asian Senior Program promotes the mental, emotional, and physical health of elders and supports them in light of growing cultural gaps with their increasingly Westernized families
- Home Visit Our “Hand-to-Hand” First 5 Program offers counseling and education to help at-risk families raise healthy children
- The Refugee Healthy Marriage state-wide project promotes and maintains stable marriages and family units
- Victim’s Assistance The Asian-American Special Crime Victim Assistance Program helps limited-English speaking victims of crime to navigate an unfamiliar, oftentimes confusing civil justice system
- Our Social Adjustment services help immigrants transition to their new lives in the United States.
- Our Health and Well-Being Program helps members of various Asian increase wellness and reduce stress and connect with others to increase their sense of health and well-being.