Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota

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Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota (LACM) has been working with the Lao community in Warroad, Minnesota for a number of years - addressing a variety of resident issues such as difficulties accessing services, navigating health care systems and interacting with county systems. In 2018, LACM hired a part-time staff member who is based Warroad and is able to work 1:1 with residents addressing immediate needs. Continuing to build on this work, LACM will conduct a community needs assessment in the Warroad Lao community. The findings will be used to continue building collaborations with Roseau County staff, community leaders, local employers and the local clinic. LACM will bridge community and stakeholders, as they work in partnership to build this collaborative effort and pursue strategies that improve the community’s access to human, legal and health services.