Meet The Team
Aspen Associates/House of Opportunity was founded by Feisal M. Elmi, a Somali immigrant, who has witnessed the chaos and mental illness that plagues his Somali and East African immigrant community and decided he wanted to design culturally specific mental health, substance use disorder and housing services to address those needs. The organization has been licensed to provide outpatient substance use disorder (SUD) services (245G) to adults since 2014, certified to provide Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) since 2015, and certified to provide Behavioral Health Home (BHH) services in 2017.
Aspen Associates/House of Opportunity is committed to serving the Somali and East African immigrant community through culturally specific services; in addition, the staff are equally adept at serving people from any community who are in need of the services they offer.
Aspen Associates/House of Opportunity's services description includes: 245D Basic Support Services including 24-hour emergency assistance, Adult companion services, Homemaker, Individual Community Living Support, Night supervision, Personal support, Respite care, in home or out-of-home support. In addition to these services, we have also recently received an opportunity to offer housing support services through Hennepin County.
Aspen Associates/House of Opportunity also employs a Licensed Psychologist with over 20 years of experience who provides outpatient mental health services (diagnostic assessments and psychotherapy) to adults. All of which are billed to Medicaid (enrolled in state fee for service and credentialed with multiple Managed Care Organizations). All of the staff of Aspen Associates/House of Opportunity have deep knowledge of the Somali and East African community with most staff being Somali themselves. Many are bilingual and others are extremely adept at using interpreter services.