Our Partners

Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota

Responding to the Changing Needs of the Twin Cities' Lao-American Community

"The Lao Assistance Center is honored to be a part of this historic program. We see this not only as an opportunity to strengthen our organization but our community as we examine our full potential to transform our world. We appreciate the vision of this process and the chance to learn from so many other exceptional organizations and individuals." - Sunny Chanthanouvong, ED, Lao Assistance Center of MN

LACM's History:
Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota (LACM) is a nonprofit corporation organized in 1983. Members of the Minneapolis Lao community formed LACM in response to the critical need of Lao refugee and immigrant population in Minnesota to aid in social adjustment, education, economic and social self-sufficiency, while preserving the cultural integrity and history of Lao people. Its offices are located in north Minneapolis, and the organization delivers services primarily in the West Metro area of the Twin Cities, but also in other parts of the Metro area and throughout the state.

LACM has been in the forefront of responding to the changing needs and concerns of the Lao community. With those changes, such as welfare and immigration legislative reform, LACM has restructured programs, as well as added or revised services to fit current needs.