COMSA is a Non-profit with a heart and mind for serving our community. We provide culturally customized services to Somali refugees and other immigrant and refugee communities in North East Wisconsin. We address their specific and unmet needs and make them feel at home. Our organization is run by people who deeply understand the historical background, special needs, and problems affecting the refugee and immigrant community in Brown County, Wisconsin. Our aim is to create a welcoming environment for our clients and help them become productive members in society.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story. It is a human story of endurance in hardship and loss, survival from wars and conflict, and hope in finding a new beginning in life. It’s the sad story of ordinary people whom due to wars, conflict, and persecution are forced to leave behind and sometimes never gain back everything they had–their homes, family, friends, and community- the very things that we sometimes take for granted. It’s the story of refugees and immigrants who crossed across international borders, took treacherous sea journeys, or walked many miles across the hot inhospitable Sahara desert to find a refuge somewhere safer. Today, the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since World War 2. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) there are 70.8 Million people displaced around the world by wars and conflict. Fortunately, some of these refugees found a new beginning in the United States and other nations who welcome refugees. These people have been given a new chance at life through a safe place to call home. See the video: