Be the Force for Unity

What We Do

We believe every person has a choice to live with dignity and not dependence. The primary work of the Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota is to work with low-income immigrants and refugees of diverse backgrounds to meet their basic needs without public or private assistance. Our organization facilitate access to work supports for families and enable individuals to design strategies and budgets that enable them to reach self-sufficiency and self confidence. VSS of MN partners with a range of government, non-profit organizations and community-based groups, from workforce councils to state and federal agencies, as well as a variety of economic opportunity initiatives.

Areas of Focus

CULTURAL INNOVATION

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ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION

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SOCIAL SERVICES INTEGRATION

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Path to Self-Sufficiency

Education & Engagement

It takes strength of character to move from one form to another. We are constantly evaluating, listening, correcting, and innovating. We do not fail when we change course. We fail when we are unwilling to change when that is what’s needed.


Family Celebration

We are not satisfied until we achieve meaningful, positive results. We do not see the challenges and ineffectiveness of the status quo as barriers to success, but as invitations to think creatively and to push forward.


Financial Inclusion

Our determination comes from knowing what we are for, and not simply what we are against. Creating a road-map for change requires the vision to see a better way, the belief that a better way is possible, and the conviction that justice demands it.


Health Equity

No person, community, or ecosystem exists in isolation and without interconnection. The well-being and happiness of human populations are inextricably linked with one another. None of us are truly free and content until each and every individual in the most vulnerable communities and ecosystems among us are safe and flourishing.


Housing Assistance

We are committed to honor the stories behind the statistics of social injustice and health and economic disparities. In doing so, we elevate the courage and resilience of those facing unspeakable challenges, and unleash the human capacity for empathy that has the power to change history.


Workforce Development

The most effective solutions to brokenness and segregation are collaboration and unity. They will not be crafted in far-away offices by a powerful few, but by a diverse and collaborative community, with those most affected by the social injustice and hatred at the center.

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

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Ignite your Passion and Spirit

Power of Entrepreneurship

We believe in the power of entrepreneurship – and an entrepreneurial spirit – to tackle global challenges, transform communities, create jobs, spur economic growth and close the opportunity gap that confronts far too many people here in the United States and around the world.

Vibrant Communities

We believe that through entrepreneurship, we can create more vibrant communities, a stronger America and a more prosperous world, close the opportunity gap and scale creative solutions to persistent problems.

Visionary Change Makers

A sense of economic opportunity is like fire – when ignited, it spreads quickly. We intend to stoke the fire and support the visionary change makers ready to take action.

Take Action

Be it an act of volunteerism, voicing an opinion, finding connections through online networks or turning contacts into national or global campaigns, citizen driven solutions are critical to challenging the status-quo and breaking down barriers to innovations that will improve the health of our communities, businesses, cities, nation and the world.

TIME TO ACT

Social Change

Citizens are ready for, and demanding, social change. They need better, smarter and more effective ways to enact that change and they need greater faith that their voice will make a difference. We want to catalyze the efforts of change makers who put citizens at the center of efforts to solve the world’s greatest social challenges.

Transformative Change

The actions of one person have the potential to spark a movement. And we believe that it are movements created by engaged citizens that can lead to transformative change.