United African Organization

UAO aims to serve as the African Community Resource Clearinghouse wherein constituents gather, access information, share experiences, exchange views, and coordinate organizational capacity development. UAO's hub of resources on this website is intended to assist community members in navigating services, programs and resources that are available to help them cope better in the United States.

Get Ready n Get Covered!

August 12, 2013NancyBlog, Healthcare

The new healthcare law, called the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare, may impact you and your family! Under this law, there will be a new way to buy health insurance, in the health insurance marketplace.

You can begin to apply to get health insurance on OCTOBER 1, 2013.

In the meantime, here are a few things you NEED to do:

Navigating Healthcare Options for Immigrants in Illinois

January 30, 2013AdminHealthcare

A Community Resource Guide helping you to understand healthcare options for immigrants in Illinois – from ICIRR Read more →

Small business and Affordable Care Act

January 1, 2013AdminHealthcare

Providing health insurance for employees can be a challenge for small businesses. Afordable Care Act (Obamacare) provides small business tax credits for providing health insurance for employees and the ability to shop for insurance in Exchanges. – from Healthcare.gov Read more →

African Refugee Policy Brief Volume 1, Number 2

November 3, 2012IntervmediaRefugees

Retooling Systems: Enhancing the Integration of African Refugees in Illinois.

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Africans in Illinois

This study reports the current demographic characteristics of African immigrants in Illinois and in the process illuminates their needs and challenges.

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Timeline of African Migration to the US

As part of the Africans in Chicago Oral History Project, UAO has compiled an interactive timeline that tells the story of African migration to the United States.

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MPI Statistics on African migration to the US

Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and Migration Information Source MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels. MPI publishes the online journal The Migration Information Source, a resource providing current and accurate migration and refugee data and analysis.

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African Community Resource Guide: 2017 Edition

This is a directory of African community associations, restaurants, businesses, religious congregations in Illinois.

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