Amani Family Services Kicks Off Capital Campaign With Informational Event

Amani Family Services Kicks Off Capital Campaign With Informational Event

Fort Wayne, Ind. (May 17, 2019) – Amani Family Services is kicking off its capital campaign to support the purchase and remodeling of a new office with a public event on Thursday, May 30 from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  The event is open to the public and will include tours of Amani's current building, a short presentation discussing the campaign, and light refreshments.

“The purpose of our capital campaign is to provide a welcoming space for the immigrants and refugees who have chosen Fort Wayne as their home,” said Irene Paxia, executive director for Amani Family Services. “Amani has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years and our current space cannot accommodate all the programming and services we provide.” Amani will be moving to 5104 North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana to a building that was generously donated by Parkview Health. Amani is raising $272,000, which will be used to renovate the building.

The new building will be the sole location in Allen County dedicated to immigrants and refugees of all backgrounds. It will be the central location for all immigrants and refugees to connect, find resources, and learn more about life in the United States. The new building will allow Amani to serve families better through new visitation rooms, play and cooking space for parents and children, and increased privacy. The environment will be trauma-informed allowing for sensitive delivery of care to survivors of trauma. Further, the new training room will allow for more education sessions on cross-cultural communication, violence prevention, and integration for residents, agencies, and businesses.

Amani Family Services is a private nonprofit organization serving around 1,000 families and individuals from around the world who have made Allen County their home. Amani is the only local organization in Allen County that has specialized services for immigrants, is devoted solely to the service of immigrant and refugee families, and has key agreements with the state and state funded agencies. Amani’s services include child abuse and neglect intervention and prevention, victim care, substance use support, and mental health counseling.

To RSVP to the event, call Amanda Neumann at (260)484-1414 x 51 or email  To make a contribution to the capital campaign, visit