Asian Family Advocacy

The Social Services Coordinator serves to provide our Karen and Burmese population with linguistic, transitional, social and emotional support. The Advocate works as the community liaison and case manager by meeting one-on-one with youth, parents, and families to help them assess their needs, matching and/or referring them to various community services and programs; organizing and overseeing several services and programs that are offered on-site, including youth, parent, and family support groups (parent and family skills training; family support services); and providing translating and interpretation services as needed.

K'Pru Paw Gold can be reached directly at 507-440-9563 or at kpru@austinwelcomecenter.org. Ms. Gold speaks Poe Karen, S'gaw Karen, Burmese and English.

How We Help

  • Interpretation/Translation Service
  • Assistance with Forms
  • Setting up Appointments
  • Lanlord/Tenant Mediation
  • Access to Rental Listing
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Internet/Computer Use
  • Copy/Print/Fax Service
  • Notary Public Service
  • Referrals to Other Organizations

Nominal fees apply. Some services offered free of charge. Immigration related questions will be referred to local immigration attorneys.

Funding provided by the Blandin Foundation.



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