AYDEPI’s mission lies in creating sustainable measures to build resilience in vulnerable immigrant Youth through holistic investment. Our key areas of operation are education, socio-economic interventions, mental health awareness, substance abuse and prevention, suicide prevention, crime, homelessness, among other psychosocial factors that significantly affect immigrant Youth in Washington State.
In 2019, We took an in-depth look at the immigrant communities in Washington and conducted a need assessment on immigrant youth between 16 and 23 years. The most issues that the youth raised included mental health, drug & alcohol abuse, suicide, engagement in gang groups, fear, low or no resources to improve their lives.
We mapped out a plan to include vulnerable youth and get their perspective on which areas they needed to change, and involve them in advocating their rights.
AYDEPI’S STRATEGIC AREAS OF FOCUS
| Advocacy | Youth Leadership Development | Service Delivery |
| Health and Wellbeing | Partnership and Collaboration |