Welcome to Hmong 18 Council of Minnesota's Official Website

To enhance a healthy Hmong community in social justices, traditional values and practices and develop emerging leaders.

The Hmong 18 Council was established in 1996 after a distraught Hmong mother took the lives of her six children. Hmong community leaders representing 18 clans came together to assure that the Hmong population would have the knowledge of and access to medical, social service and judicial resources in order to avert another tragedy. The Council focuses on prevention and attempts to resolve conflicts through mediation to avert a crisis. The Council initially started as a resource for the court system, serving to bridge the gap between traditional Hmong cultural practices and the American judicial system. Recognizing the growing need for conflict resolution and more importantly that mediation takes into consideration cultural values, the Council developed a Certified Mediator Program in 1999. In conjunction with Hamline University's nationally recognized conflict resolution program, the Council has trained 30 Hmong mediators who are certified by the State of Minnesota. 

Hmong 18 Council, Inc.

1001 Johnson Parkway, #B20

St. Paul, MN 55106

Phone: (651) 489-8373


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Hmong 18 Council, Inc. has updated its website. Please check back often for news, updates, events, pictures, videos and announcements. The By-Laws and other official documents can be downloaded HERE.

Links to Partner Organizations

Link to partner pages:
Hmong American Mutual Assistance Association

Hmong American Partnership (HAP)

Hmong Cultural Center (HCC)

Hmong National Development (HND)

Lao Veterans of America Institute


Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers! Hmong 18 Council wishes to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to all who have generously supported and graciously contributed to Hmong 18 Council, Inc. We hope you will continue to support us in the near future! Please visit our Sponsor page for more details.

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