Our objective is to connect newly Afghan arrivals with the necessary legal, education and outreach, mental health services, housing, and social services as needed to reasonably adjust to life in the Greater Los Angeles area. AAMO is uniquely positioned to play a vital role in helping the newly arrived Afghan Refugees. Our large and active volunteer base possesses the reach, cultural competence, and language skills (Dari and Pashto, two main Afghan languages and some local languages) to build strong relationships with new Afghan Refugees/Parolees by working together to meet their needs. Many of us came to United States as refugees and immigrants 30-40 years ago due to Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. We experienced first-hand difficulties, language barrier, unemployment, trauma, and lack of cultural awareness of being in a new country and not having the proper support system to assist in guiding us get on our feet quickly. This is one of the main reasons why we established AAMO as our community continued to grow over in the coming years.