Founded in 1977, the Lao Family Community of Minnesota is a nonprofit association that provides support services to immigrants and refugees. It maintains an educational department that conducts classes and operates English education programs. The association also maintains a chemical health department that prevents family violence and offers crisis intervention, counseling and support services. Additionally, Lao Family Community of Minnesota operates youth, family and employment departments. It organizes various events, festivals, activities, functions and sports tournaments. In addition, the association maintains bilingual and bicultural programs. Lao Family Community of Minnesota is located in St. Paul, Minn.