Fresno Center for New Americans (FCNA) was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1991, to respond to the growing needs of Southeast Asians (Cambodians, Hmong, Lao, & Vietnamese) in Fresno County. Some of those immediate and critical needs include acculturation and general health education. Today FCNA's scope of services also encompasses clients from many other areas around the world besides Southeast Asia. Russians and other former Soviet Union refugees have also been able to access employment and social services through FCNA. In addition, FCNA strives and engages in educational, social, economic challenges, and other issues that continue to plague the refugee/new American community.
Through transition and strategic planning, FCNA has grown from a three-staff to a 42 staff organization. Other current services include Hmong refugee jobs services, beginning English classes, health access education, research and advocacy, networking and partnering with civic leaders to build a more cohesive and healthier community.
As set forth in the Article of Incorporation, FCNA was formed to assist refugees and immigrants to become self-sufficient, self fulfilled, and productive members of the community, while fostering cultural preservation and promoting cross-cultural understanding.
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