We are a women-led, immigrant-founded nonprofit in Columbus, Ohio. In 2014, Hodan Mohammed had the vision to start a nonprofit after hundreds of hours of helping Central Ohio's Somali American community by herself. Originally an informal group of volunteers, Hodan's vision was affectionally known as "Our Helpers" by those they served. The Somali language in our logo translates to "Don't be lonely, Don't be sad. We are here to help." We live that mission every day.

Our Team

Dr. Dorothy Hassan, Cheif Executive Officer

For over 15 years, Dr. Dorothy Hassan has been a noteworthy leader and voice for adult English language learners around the globe. With teaching experience from 3 different countries, and lived experience as an expatriate living abroad for more than a decade, cultural humility is her super power. Her published works in the field of DE & I and Cultural Competency are a small part of her voice for positive social change. As a minority female lead of a non profit organization, Dr. Hassan is committed to building the capacity of the immigrant and refugee families of Central Ohio.

Abdullahi Abdi, Office Manager

Abdullahi is a community engager who has been serving the immigrant community of Franklin County, Ohio since 2016. He leads his team with the same personal attention that he offers each and every one of our clients.