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Sokoto House is the nexus for a number of initiatives, active and in development, focused on the betterment of the community and response to the needs of America's most vulnerable populations.

These initiatives are developed in cooperation with Quality Life Blueprint and Advance Youth Outreach, with input from a number of supporting advisors.

Community Health Worker (CHW) in Violence Prevention

"A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. A community health worker also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy." - American Public Health Association, Community Health Workers. Published 2009.

CHW's in Violence Prevention navigate three essential areas of social impact:

  1. Direct Service: Implementing a robust network of referral based assistance that helps to support wrap around services and social support for individuals and families
  2. Education and Health Promotion: Developing, adapting and implementing trainings and capacity building programs
  3. Advocacy and Policy: Contributing to policy and strategic planning regarding decisions that impact the populations they serve and represent

Please see Quality Life Blueprint for more information.

Sokoto House is also home to Advance Youth Outreach and Quality Life Blueprint. Click or tap the address below for a map.

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