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.

Visit our Photo Gallery to see our families and RAP team working and learning together.