Who We Help

Our programs aim to positively transform the lives of our clients

The primary beneficiaries of our services include

  • low-income immigrants and refugees from diverse national origins, particularly those with limited English proficiency
  • individuals from diverse national backgrounds, including but not limited to:
    • Afghan, Burmese, Congolese, Ecuadorian, Eritrean, Iranian, Iraqi, Somalian, Sudanese, Syrian, and Ukrainian newcomers.

These populations often face numerous barriers including:

  • language and cultural differences
  • limited or disrupted education
  • unfamiliarity with U.S. customs and institutions
  • the aftermath of trauma and displacement

 

How We Help

Mainstream service providers, though equipped to assist the general population, often lack the cultural competency and understanding required to effectively serve these communities.

Integrating into a new community can be a difficult and long-term process, ECDC ACC’s programs aim to positively transform the lives of our clients and for them to become productive members of their communities.

Refugee Programs

Culturally Competent Services

ECDC/ACC prides itself on providing culturally appropriate and linguistically tailored services to meet the unique needs of these populations. Our culturally competent approach bridges the gap between our clients and the resources they need, helping them overcome barriers, build resilience, and integrate into their new communities. We believe that by helping individuals and families navigate their new surroundings, we are investing in the collective future of our communities

Holistic Resettlement Services

ECDC ACC provides resettlement services to refugees, SIVs, asylees, humanitarian parolees and other newcomers each year. ECDC understands the importance of fostering safe spaces within our communities and improving the overall quality of life for our clients, ECDC ACC’s service programs aim to provide holistic services to target communities in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.