Somali Development Center (SDC)

is the hub for resettlement information and support for Somalis and other African group

Social Services

Economic Empowerment

We empower the refugees and immigrants we serve by providing job-readiness services that prepares them to enter the workforce through resume writing, one-on-one job search and job placements.


We connect the families and individuals we serve to basic resources that are essential for daily living. From food access to housing stability, and quality healthcare, we ensure they are all fully assisted. Overall we provide culturally and linguistically appropriate access to health care, health information, and public benefits enrollment assistance.


Education is a core part of our work. We provide resources and referrals to Adult literacy programs, Civic engagement opportunities and create awareness and education about healthy living, academic counseling for youth and information about their basic rights.

SDC International

SDC-International is also registered as an International NGO in the Republic of Somaliland and will soon be registered in Djibouti, Ethiopia and the Puntland State of Somalia.

Our Mission

The mission of SDC- International is to provide consistently excellent and accessible community services to all Somalis (and other African communities) in Boston, regardless of immigration status.

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Road to Economic Self Sufficiency (RESS)
Road to Economic Self-Sufficiency (RESS) program is a culturally based education and employment program designed to educate and increase the employment opportunities for young Somali and East African adults.
Somali Women Rising (SWR)
The Somali Women Rising (SWR) Program is designed to empower Somali and other East African refugee women to live successfully in their American community, and encourage self-sufficiency.
Our Social Services & Programs
Somali Development is a Social Service Agency and provides Post-resettlement community services such as housing search assistance, advocacy, interpretation and translation.

Our Supporters

Thank you for supporting our work

You can help refugees and immigrants living in Boston by providing support as they embark on a fresh start in the U.S.

If you would like to make a donation or would like to organize a fundraiser to benefit SDC, please contact us at (617) 522-2248. Your financial contribution will support and sustain SDC in providing resettlement and integration resources to over 500 refugees and immigrants each year in the Greater Boston area.

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