Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $299,980)
Niles Sisters Development Initiative (NSDI) will implement the Cultural Modernity: Addressing FGM in Greater Los Angeles and San Diego Counties project for victims and girls at risk of FGM who are members of refugee and immigrant communities originating in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, South America and the Middle East. NDSI will serve a wide range of Greater Los Angeles and San Diego County communities, including Glendale, Antelope Valley, Little Bangladesh, East Hollywood, South Fairfax, El Cajon, City Heights, Lemon Grove, Linda Vista, and Southeast San Diego. Project activities will include the provision of behavioral health counseling, education, prevention strategies, advocacy for FGM prevention, referrals to culturally competent healthcare providers and pro bono legal services, entry level training in nursing and job placement. NSDI will host quarterly meetings with community stakeholders including schools, daycare providers, and social service and health care providers in high impact areas. The Glendale Health Center, Antelope Valley Health Center, and Family Health Centers of San Diego will provide culturally competent medical services to project clients. CA/NCF
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