St. Paul, MN 55106
394 University Avenue W.
St. Paul, MN 55103
North Minneapolis Office:
1206 42nd Avenue N
HAP provides youth and elder services out of its center in St. Paul, its training and education center in St. Paul’s Frogtown area and at its location in North Minneapolis. Programs include education and training, employment services, elderly services and youth and family programs. Their mission is “to help Hmong grow deep roots in America while preserving the strength of our culture”.
Hmong Youth Pride (HYP)
An after school program for Hmong students in grades 4-8 which offers tutoring, life skills development and cultural preservation activities. There are also family fun nights and the Peem Tsheej (Struggle for Success) program that helps youth ages 12-18 increase their self confidence and connection to family and community through the arts, recreational activities, life skills building
The Youth and Family department offers support groups, leadership and career development opportunities, mentorship, direct family support services, and the publishes the Hmoob Teen Magazine, a magazine written for and by teens.
Their elderly services include Adult day care and the LIFE program (Life Improvement for Elders) a service that assists elders in navigating systems of support. Elders are visited in their home and assisted with paperwork, read letters, set appointments, arrange for transportation and interpretation services.
Bicultural staff: The staff at the education and training centers are fluent in English, Hmong, Karen, Thai and Burmese.
Barriers to accessing services: The youth programs have age limits. (see above)
The LIFE program is available as authorized by the elder’s HMO care manager and the elder must be 60 years or older and MSHO or Elderly Waiver recipient