Washington Multicultural Service Link

Our History

Washington Multicultural Service Links (WMSL) was founded in May 2020 by a Black refugee woman with a child with disabilities, with support from passionate Black American/African diaspora parents of children with disabilities who have decades of lived experience in the Black disability community.

Mission

Our mission is to empower and ensure quality of support services to African Diaspora and African American families, disabilities, and special healthcare needs.

Vision

A society where Black families with disabilities and special healthcare needs can equally participate and be valued in all aspects of community life.

Promote UNITY among Black people with disabilities, our families, and our communities, to advance EQUITY within the disability movement and our communities, and to foster OPPORTUNITY for Black people with disabilities.

Promoting access to education, training, health, and employment as well as lifelong support in the community

Advocating for individuals with disabilities to have access to and participate in inclusion in their community.

We believe by working in partnership and collaboration, there can be a greater impact through the pooling of skills, resources and knowledge and sharing of learning.

Board Members

Name: Hamza Mohamed

Position: President
Language: English, Swahili, Somali

Name: Cecila Kirigo Kahihia

Position: Co-President
Language: English, Swahili

Name: Adanna Abakporo

Position: Secretary
Language: English, Igbo

Name: Aisha Ahmed

Position: Treasure
Language: English

Name: Zaynab Cham

Position: Member
Language: English and Soninke

Name: Ramatu Muhammad

Position: Member
Language: English & Hausa

Name: Osman Adan

Position: Member
Language: Somali

Name: Falana Henderson

Position: Member
Language: English

Staff

Name: Hodan Mohamed

Position: Extiurce Director
Language: English, Somali

Name: Hamdi Abdi

Position: Family Services Navigator
Language: English, Swahili, Somali

Name: Jasmine Wilson

Position: Parent Lead
Language: English

Name: Abdullahi Bedel

Position: Program Coordinator
Language: English, Somali

Name: Shugri Hussein

Position: Office Administrator
Language: English, Somali

Parent Advisory Committee

Name: Fatima Mohamoud

Language: English, Somali

Name: Sebrena Burr

Language: English