Helping long-term problems associated with forced migration and resettlement of Vietnamese families and individuals.
Vietnamese Social Services Of Minnesota was founded in 1987 by Nea Truitner to help long-term problems associated with forced migration and resettlement of Vietnamese families and individuals by providing social services to address economic stability, educational opportunities, and health issues, within a context of cultural values.
The needs of Vietnamese refugees are multiple. Elders face loneliness, isolation, depression and immobility, as well as general fear and lack of understanding about life in their new country. Elders need assistance with housing, applications for social security, transportation, and medical equipment. Youth need guidance to prevent crime, gangs and drug abuse. VSS provides a program of socialization, recreation and leisure for elder Vietnamese ($259,759). One of VSS recent accomplishments was providing Seniors Dining for Vietnamese Elders.