St. Joseph Community Health Foundation Awards $45,000 Grant to Amani Family Services

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Fort Wayne, IN (June 27, 2019) – Amani Family Services has been awarded a grant in the amount of $45,000 from The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation.


The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation grant will be used to support Amani’s Community Support programs which provide mental health assessments, counseling, youth bi-cultural adjustment groups, and substance use support services to immigrants and refugees in Allen County.


“We are grateful for the continued support of The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation. This grant enables Amani to provide critically needed services, including mental health assessments and counseling, to immigrant and refugee members of our community. Amani is uniquely qualified to provide these services and we depend on strong partnerships with funders who understand the community needs, such as St. Joseph Community Health Foundation,” says Irene Paxia, Executive Director at Amani Family Services.


Amani Family Services is a private nonprofit organization serving over 1,000 families and individuals from around the world who have made Allen County their home. It is one of the largest nonprofit agencies serving immigrants and refugees in the area, offering five programs, and employing approximately 45 multilingual staff members and contractors. Amani services include child abuse and neglect intervention and prevention, victim care, support for human trafficking victims, and counseling.