Colorado African Organization

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Mile High United Way Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of AgencyProvides programs to support individuals and families in becoming self-sufficient in their new homes in Colorado. Also assists local integration by building refugee communities through community organizing and organizational development and assists capacity building with partners to understand and deliver services in a culturally relevant manner.
MissionTo support Colorado’s refugee, immigrant, and asylum-seeking populations in their pursuit of integration, self-sufficiency and freedom.
HistoryCAO is a 501(c) (3), founded in 2003 by Africans for Africans. It was formed to be an umbrella organization of the various African populations residing in Colorado, particularly for the refugee communities. We wanted to create a place where groups could work together towards integration, rather than allowing the divisiveness of their past define their futures in America. We expanded our mission in 2014 to include advancing the cause of integration by fostering education, self-sufficiency, and empowerment for all refugees, asylum-seekers, and immigrants.
LocationDenver County
Geographic AreaCities of Aurora, Denver; counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Denver
Facility/ADA AccessLimited, call for specific information.
Intake ProcedureCall or visit the website for more information.
Agency TypeNonprofit
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, French, Nepali, Hindi, Tigrinya, Kunama, Burmese, Karen, Lisu, Swahili, Lingala, Sangu, Arabic, Somali, Italian, Spanish, Amharic, Oromo, Russian
EligibilityServices available for the following individuals:
- Refugees
- Aslyees
- Immigrants
Hours of OperationMonday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Contact Information
Contact's NameSydney Oelerich
Contact's PositionDirector of Programs
Contact's Phone(303) 953-7060 (Ext 104)
Physical Site Address 16795 E Tennessee Ave
Physical Site Address 2Ste 250
Physical Site City, State, ZipDenver, CO 80224
Main Phone(303) 953-7060
Fax(303) 953-7069
Director Information
Director's NameSydney Oelerich
Director's PositionDirector of Programs
Director's Phone(303) 953-7060 (Ext 104)
Additional Information
Date Agency Entered04/15/2016
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Colorado African Organization
Affiliated Programs: Colorado African Organization
Affiliated Services: Immigration Services - Colorado African Organization