24x7 Crisis Line (952) 912 - 9100


Our Founding Members And Awards

Ekta Prakash

Board Member

Outreach Information & Education

a) Immigration Assistance

b) Support for Human Trafficking Victims

c) Tobacco Prevention Campaigns

d) Smoke Free Homes Campaigns

e) Free Legal Clinics

f) Bhutanese Refugee Program

g) Senior Programs

Health  initiatives

a) Monthly Clinic

 - Blood Pressure

 - BMI

 - Diabetes

 - Flu Shots

 - Prescreening

  - Referrals

b) Annual Health Fair

  - Access to Specialists

  - Education

  - Honoring Choices

Ashley Alvares

Board Member

Sewa - Aifw (Asian Indian Family Wellness)

Sushila Shah

Board Member

Connect with our team at large in Minnesota and beyond!

Ankita Deka, Associate Professor of Social Work at Augsburg College

Anjuli Mishra

Prabha Singh

Niyati Patel

Formed in 2004, SEWA-AIFW  is a non-governmental, nonprofit 501c3 organization  committed to bringing total family wellness to the South Asian Indian community. According to the 2010 Census, the South Asian population is the second largest Asian Immigrant group in Minnesota, 38,000+.  SEWA-AIFW serves the vulnerable and undeserved populations from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan,       Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Trinidad, Guyana, and the Caribbean diaspora.

Anna Granais

Board Member

Usha Mishra

Board Member

Senior's Programs

a) Monthly Lunch Events

 - Education

- Socialization

- Lectures

b) House Visits

c) Quarterly Picnics

Women's Programs

a) Community Outreach Quarterly Events:

- Education

- Socialization

- Empowerment

b) Free Webinars

c) Domestic Violence Program

d) Economic


Our Team

Crisis Hotline

 - Average 35-50 Calls


a) Translation

b) Referrals

   - Housing

   - Legal

    - Public Benefits

   - Court

   - Emotional

mission & vision

Serve and promote “Total Family Wellness” for Asian-Indians in Minnesota by

- Addressing immediate needs of families in crisis.

- Providing outreach services to under-served communities.
- Promoting research to determine the services needed and to build bridges between the government, private foundations, and communities.
- Creating a group of trained volunteers sensitive to the ethnic and cultural needs of the Asian-Indian community.

Shawn Punjwani

Board Member

Total Family Wellness.

Confidential & Culturally Specific Service