What we do
We support, aid and assist displaced persons by attending to material needs, offering friendship and hospitality, and guiding them to long-lasting self-sufficiency.
We complement the work done by official resettlement agencies by establishing close, positive relationships with resettled families and individuals.
Transportation: we initially help with rides to appointments, classes, medical visits, etc. Long-term, we help orient to identifying and using public transportation and help prepare to earn a driver's license.
Mail management: we help sort mail, read bills, explain letters from government, schools, and social service agencies.
Tutoring: we are currently offering ESL tutoring for both adults and children, literate and illiterate, in three languages. We also provide financial literacy training and basic math skills support.
Budgeting: we help construct a livable budget plan based on benefits / employment and monthly expenses. This typically includes instruction in bill-paying, using an ATM, etc.
Networking: with an ever-growing network of volunteers and community groups, we connect refugees with additional services, such as leads on housing, translation solutions, ESL, etc.
Building Community: we create opportunities for refugees to meet and celebrate with other members of their community through food, dance, song, and worship.
Donations: in times of urgent need, we donate food, clothing, gift cards, shoes and boots, furniture, household items, coats, baby supplies and gear, formula, hygiene items and more.