AK Health and Social Services is a community-based organization that serves the immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and BIPOC communities in Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. Abdikhadar Shire, a former refugee, and immigrant, founded the non-profit to respond to the unique challenges New Mainers face. We use needs assessments to identify community issues and then create specialized programs to help solve them.
To mobilize, inspire, and engage communities and to improve their quality of life by creating strategic partnerships in community policing, conflict resolution and sustainable management of resources.
To provide foster strong community cohesion, provide social and economic support, provider advocacy on important issues affecting our communities and create a line of communication between community members and service providers.