Learn more about WellShare through individual impact stories, posts about our Community Health Workers, outreach, and various community events!

Recent Program Posts

11/24/2121

Thanksgiving from an immigrant perspective

Food, family, and full are words commonly used to describe Thanksgiving by Americans. Yet this holiday is certainly loaded with…


11/24/2121

Home Visiting Early Childhood Specialist – Community Health Worker

Position Summary As a Home Visiting Early Childhood Specialist with the Parents as Teachers team, you will provide home visits…

10/28/2121

Mental Health Resources

WellShare recognizes mental health as foundational to physical health and optimal wellbeing. Mental health issues and interventions are often stigmatized in…


10/22/2121

Paying it forward

Nkwimba Kiyumbi firmly holds a child in each arm while gazing into the camera. The only family she has left in…

10/20/2121

Certified Community Health Worker (hiring bonus offered)

Title:  Community Health Worker – CERTIFIED Employment Status:  Part Time and Full-time positions available, non-exempt  Reports To:  Program Manager Compensation: $200 hiring bonus, $18…


09/23/2121

What iPad learning, banking and soap making all have in common

Barriers can be seen as physical obstacles or circumstances preventing movements or access. While many single mothers, divorcees, and widows…

09/23/2121

WellShare expands to greater MN

Whenever there is a call for action, WellShare does not shy away from creating a community where quality health care…


08/26/2121

A Staggering Loss of Human Life

Addiction is an equal opportunity affliction that affects people regardless of race, economic standing, education, and geography. August is Overdose…

08/17/2121

Diary of An Anxious Black Woman Entry #5: It’s Never too Late to ask For Help

In the last entry, I explained the struggles I went through in college and how they pushed me to find…


07/28/2121

Events and Development Internship

Compensation: this is an unpaid internship Location: remote Hours: approximately 10-20 hours per week, with potential for more hours as…

07/20/2121

Community Health Works!

WellShare’s slogan, “Community Health Works!” rings true in all of our programs. In Tanzania, our community health worker (CHW) model…


07/20/2121

Vaping: Creating Awareness and Hoping for a Change

Vaping products have been the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. youth since 2014. This is a result of…

07/13/2121

Administration and Development Intern

Administration and Development Intern In this role, you will provide valuable and critical support to the organization’s Administration and Development…


07/08/2121

Diary of An Anxious Black Woman Entry #3: Your Own Worst Enemy

When struggling with anxiety, it can feel like you are your own worst enemy. This feeling can be overwhelming when…

06/24/2121

Program Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY This Program Coordinator (PC) is responsible for coordinating components of WellShare programs and contracts, primarily related to work…


06/22/2121

Beyond Surviving

Single mothers in Tanzania face many obstacles in obtaining an education, health services, and employment opportunities. In response to this…

06/15/2121

Director of Community Health Worker Hub– Mankato Area

Title Director of Community Health Worker Hub– Mankato Area Classification Full -Time (.80-1.0 FTE) Benefits (3 weeks paid PTO, 401K…


06/15/2121

Community Health Worker (Mankato, Minnesota)

Position: Community Health Worker  Reports to: Manager or Director Location: Mankato, Minnesota (Nicolett, LeSueur, Blue Earth, Brown, Waseca and Nobles)…

06/11/2121

Diary of an Anxious Black Woman: The Young Mind

When I was younger, my hands would tremble and become numb when I was nervous about something. It happened right…


05/26/2121

Diary of an Anxious Black Woman: Generational Trauma, let’s talk about it!

As we bring Mental Health Awareness Month to a close, it’s vital  to touch on the importance of access to…

05/14/2121

The saving pillar

“When mothers are saved, babies are saved, when babies are saved, families are saved. It’s saving the pillar of their…


04/27/2121

A Ramadan reflection

There’s a reason why I emerge after Ramadan as a better human being; what I get is based on what…

02/15/2121

Who are the Karen?

“Seeing the photos of Karen people running again just breaks our hearts and we feel traumatized” shares Hsa, a WellShare Community…


01/21/2121

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month by Sadia Ahmed

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month and here at Wellshare we would like to continue to spread this awareness. The…

01/08/2121

Tobacco & Our Youth by Sadia Ahmed

Youth tobacco use has been an ongoing phenomenon for quite some time now. Tobacco companies have unfortunately executed many successful,…


12/16/2020

Child Spacing Video – Wellshare x Amin Arts

Written by Sadia Ahmed Family planning and child spacing in the Somali community has historically been a taboo topic of…

11/22/2020

Fostering Wellbeing in Times of Uncertainty

“I can’t think of a better time to use mind-body connection than the times we’re in right now because of…


10/16/2020

Wellshare and the Karen Organization of Minnesota by Sadia Ahmed

Wellshare and the Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM) first started our partnership in 2013. Although our work has evolved over…

09/24/2020

COVID-19 Response Community Health Worker

Position Summary Join a dynamic team building a new way of community health programming and social change work to address…


09/17/2020

Text Message Support for Smoking Cessation during Ramadan: A Focus Group Study

“Ramadan offers a unique window of opportunity to intervene upon smoking for Somali Muslim immigrant men, for whom rates of…

09/04/2020

COVID-19 Response Program Director

COVID-19 Response Program Director WellShare International Job Announcement Title COVID-19 Response Program Director Classification Full -Time (.80 – 1.0 FTE)…


09/03/2020

Mindfulness in Community Health Work

Deqa Adan Thanks to a Minneapolis Foundation grant, WellShare Community Health Worker Deqa Adan participated in a week long Mind…

08/19/2020

COVID-19 Community Engagement Campaign Results

In late March, Islamic Civic Society of America (ICSA), Open Path Resources (OPR), and Wellshare International joined forces to embark…


08/06/2020

CUHCC Mobile Testing x Wellshare International

Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) and Wellshare International have been collaborating and doing work together for some time now, including…

07/21/2020

Speaking of Family Health on Kaly Radio

Earlier this summer, Abdirahman Mahamud, Program Coordinator, and Adar Kahin, Community Organizer, had the lovely opportunity to sit down with…


07/08/2020

Intern Spotlight: Meet Maegi!

Meet Maegi Yang! Maegi was an Administration and Development Intern at WellShare before she became our Administrative and Data Coordinator….

07/02/2020

Inspired to Lead: Asha’s Story

Asha is a Community Health Worker (CHW), a leader and role model in WellShare’s The Young Achievers (TYA) after school…


06/15/2020

A Survive and Thrive Success: Flora’s Story

Flora grew up in a rural village in Tanzania. At sixteen, she became pregnant. The child’s father fled the village….

06/15/2020

WellShare Update: Racism and COVID-19

WellShare pledges to our community and partner organizations, to create a future in which ALL people have the right to…


05/05/2020

Helping the Fight to Prevent COVID-19: Sungwa’s Story

Sungwa was an 18-year-old single mother in Nkololo, Tanzania. She was forced to drop out of school and was struggling…

04/21/2020

A Community Health Worker’s Impact: Fadhiya’s Story

Fadhiya is a mother of four children between the ages of 7 and 18 years. She and her family immigrated…


04/21/2020

WellShare’s Tanzania COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, our staff in Tanzania are preparing themselves and the community in the…

04/16/2020

International Women’s Day and the Importance of Women’s Health

As many of you may know, March 8th was International Women’s Day. It is a day meant to recognize the…


03/19/2020

A Day in the Life of Outreach with Our Community Health Worker – Abdirahman

Community outreach plays a major role in operations here at WellShare. Our Community Health Workers go into the field on…

02/07/2020

Spacing Pregnancies Program for East African and Karen Communities (SPEAK)

Here at WellShare, our Reproductive Health Program, SPEAK, includes both the Somali Child Spacing Program and the Karen Child Spacing…


Tobacco & Our Youth by Sadia Ahmed