July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month
The South Asian community is surrounded by a stigma regarding our mental health, and regardless of our backgrounds/successes/education, can suffer from depression and other issues. Don’t suffer in silence – reach out for help and get a referral to one of our culturally sensitive counselors. If you’d like to take advantage of our free mental health consults, please email us!
My Desi Food Plate
Nutrition and healthy eating form a basis for overall health. The pdf below is a reference guide for a healthy diet, consult your physician and/or nutritionist for your specific dietary needs.Desi-Food-Plate-1.pdf (60 downloads)
SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SNAP is government program helping families in MN and across the US get more nutritious and balanced meals. SNAP can be used at various grocery stores, farmer’s markets, and senior dining sites.
SNAP recipients get an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which works like a debit card. Each month, your benefits will be transferred to your card.
Read more about SNAP Brochures-SNAP.pdf (7 downloads)
SNAP updates June SNAP updates June (10 downloads)
We are currently taking phone applications. Email us to apply or if you have any questions.
The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act allows SNAP households that are not currently receiving the maximum benefit to receive additional SNAP benefits through a new, short-term program called Emergency SNAP, or E-SNAP. The additional benefits for each household will vary and will be based on the difference between what they would normally receive and the maximum benefit for their household size. The emergency supplements are available for two months, and should cause no interruption in regular eligibility determinations for SNAP.
In addition to keeping people away from work, shelter-in-place orders across the country have kept children away from school for nearly two months. This has been particularly devastating for the millions of children who receive free and reduced-price meals every day through the National School Lunch Program.
In response, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act authorized the implementation of Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), a federal initiative to provide students age 5-18 that currently receive free and reduced price meals with a replacement food benefit to pay for groceries while schools are physically closed. This new, temporary program provides a lump sum food benefit to families to replace benefits they would otherwise have received during the school year. Current SNAP and MFIP recipients will not need to apply, benefits will be issued automatically.
Free Monthly Clinics
Serve and promote Total Family Wellness for Asian-Indians in Minnesota
OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINICS have been on pause for 2020, but we will have virtual clinics soon and we are hoping to offer Cholesterol/A1 C Testing by Appointment late May at the SEWA office. We will keep you posted – check our calendar & facebook page for updates.