- Pastoral Care
- Youth Mentoring
- Hosting community gatherings, celebrations
- Being neighbors and friends
- Cultivating networks of caring:
- Health care professionals
- The Listening Initiative
- Learning from classes/initiatives/mentoring led by our new neighbors.
- Support and assistance in areas of:
- Job search, etc...
- Housing procurement
- Educational transitions, enrollment
- Medical needs & navigating systems
- Navigating social service systems
- English Language Learning Classes & Tutoring
- Critical care in emergency situations
- On-site resources housed at a primary housing unit
for the community:
- Language lab with Rosetta Stone
- Homework help
- Citizenship Test preparation
- Education, life skills classes
We believe it is important to meet both the tangible and intangible needs of those in the refugee community. One thing we have learned from working with our friends in this community is that ministry is nuanced. It does not often lend itself to short-term volunteer opportunities. The community has unique and variable needs. The partnerships we have established for meeting tangible needs are with those who are able to fulfill a long-term, time-intensive commitment.
We partner with individuals and organizations all over the city to meet tangible needs. Staff members, interns, and established relationships with churches and other organizations all work together to provide goods and services to individuals and families in the refugee community.