With health and community service as our cornerstone, our programs were developed to include:
The apprenticeship program is a three year apprenticeship program for survivors of rape, domestic violence and teen mothers between ages 15 to 23. With the help of affiliates in clothing designing and hair dressing, this program is comprised of vocational, interactive, culturally competent training and a health education component. Girls are empowered and enriched with skill set after the 3 years to be able to forge their own path. This program is completely free to participants.
Orphanage Food Drive
No child should go to bed hungry, especially not on Christmas day! Our goal is to provide home cooked meals to orphans, those less fortunate, widows and the elderly all year round especially on Christmas day. We try not to just go and donate food products but share a meal with the children during holidays. We cook the meals, and serve the children. This sit down shared meals happens annually, however, donations are made throughout to the year. Volunteers are welcome to share a meal with us! Donations to this programs can be food products, toy and clothes.
Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
This program is an evidence-based holistic program that provides to at-risk youths pregnancy prevention services, through one-on-one counseling and referrals, it provides teens with youth development activities, targets adolescents and professionals with outreach and information about accessing services, and leads a community-wide response to address health disparities and promote adolescents' sexual health. The program aims to ensure access to community services for teens to prevent pregnancies, STDs, and HIV/AIDS. In Ghana this program is tied to our apprenticeship program which seeks expand educational, social, recreational, vocational and economic opportunities for teens, including pregnant and parenting, high risk and disconnected youth, to provide alternatives to sexual activity and to develop skills that can support a successful transition into a healthy young adulthood. For Ghana this is program is currently active in Brong Ahafo.
This maternal health equity program educate, provide resources and empower pregnant women around maternal health care. Patient advocacy is the cornerstone of this program. The program offers full spectrum maternal health support and counseling to pregnant women. Mom Count Program addresses maternal health equity through patient advocacy and education. The program has helped reduce prenatal and postpartum depression and other chronic diseases and health issues in participants. Support is provided for women who have experienced trauma from physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. The program aims to improve health outcomes in all pregnant women through capacity building. Women are provided with support through their pregnancy and through the 1st year of the child’s life. We partner with stakeholders such as public hospitals, community centers and advocates to reduce adverse maternal health outcomes in pregnant women; especially those in low income communities.
Safer Sex Kits- Condom Distribution
Condom Distribution and Promotion project features a dynamic approach to fostering positive attitudes and behaviors to increase condom usage, enhancement to knowledge and understanding of healthful lifestyle practices for the prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs, and gradually modify health decisions for contraceptives. SIMI's Condom Distribution and Promotion Programs is an intervention that seeks to address the multiple barriers to condom availability. Through this program, we hope to expand cost effective methods to improve steps to leading a healthy lifestyle and building health literacy. Order free condoms to your home here
We find ourselves working in countries where money seem to override law and sense of morality. Often girls as young as age 3 are raped and left to fight for their life. Sadly, some do not make it in their fight. The blossom program advocates against child rape. The program provides support and mental health counseling to rape survivors ages 3 and up. We provide help with some medical bills.
Obaatanpa means “nurturing mother”.
The program mobilizes women (mostly single mothers and widows) in rural areas to build their capacity. They are offered training in producing homemade soap, bleach, liquid soap, palm oil, shea butter and other local products. They also undergo capacity building training in financial planning, starting a small business. Women are provided with needed support to start their small business.
SIMI provides continued support of technical assistance to women.
Migrant Health and Capacity Building Program (US Only)
Our What to Expect in America, is a program that helps immigrants moving to America integrate into their new society. Working with affiliates and stakeholders in the African community, we provide resources to enable them identify opportunities that make their insertion in a globalized world easier in such a way that will place them in a continuous process of professional evolution, generating new skills and capabilities within a holistic, practical, and applicable context. Our capacity building trainings offers training that, embraces a multidimensional approach to sustainable business, socio-economic and health development. Our trainings takes a form of seminars, workshops, roundtables and specialized activities. Trainings are offered in person and virtually. Trainings are centered around soft skills enhancement, emotional intelligence and professional development.