To create a community where refugees are welcomed and equipped with all they need to build new lives.
To see refugees and our community model thriving together.
resettlement assistance and support
employment and integration
We provide refugees with intensive case management and basic needs support for their first 90-180 days in the country. We set them up in stable housing, connect them to health services, provide them with English and job training and help them become financially independent.
We provide refugees with ongoing integration support through an after-school program, a refugee health promotion program and an ongoing employment program— but this service area is changing and expanding quickly! (See The Long Welcome below)
Community is the foundation of home. Without a strong sense of connection to the world around them, refugees cannot build a new life here. We work to connect our families to community partners, volunteers and mentors who can form a robust network of support around them.
The Long Welcome
our GOAL: to provide all refugees with full wrap-around integration support for 5 full years after arrival by the year 2025
In order to fulfill our vision of refugees and our community thriving together, we need to do more than just resettlement— we need a Long Welcome. That’s what we’re working towards. In the next 3-5 years, our vision is to have the programs and the resources in place so that all of our refugee families can become full contributing members of our community within 5 years of arrival in the US.