The Hmong-Americans began arriving in the United States after 1976. Although America offered safety from the threat of communist persecution, life in a new country was not without its challenges. The ECAHMAA was established in 1982 and incorporated in 1984 to help Hmong families and individuals overcome cultural shock, language barriers, educational barriers, and lack of job skills.
These issues are relevant for both recently arrived refugees and established residents. For the past two decades the ECAHMAA has been sensitive to the needs of both groups within the Hmong community. Since the ECAHMAA started, the Hmong population has grown to over 3,000 in Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties, making it the largest minority group in the area.
Today, we at the ECAHMAA strive to assist our communities and our cultures to become socially, educationally and economically empowered by: promoting leadership and educational advancement, enhancing economic development and self-sufficiency, strengthening the health and well-being of families, and promoting and preserving traditional culture, customs and rituals.
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