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Refugee Employment Options

Since being dismissed from his ever-so-brief temp-to-hire position, the husband/father in our refugee family has run out of options for income.  He must pay $575 a month for his one bedroom apartment.  He currently has $140.00 to his name. Our refugee resettlement funds are used up, the Matching Grant program is finished, and job prospects are thin.  […]

Get Refugees Started with a Checking Account

One of the things that refugees must face on their journey to self-sufficiency is that of understanding finances.  In a short time they will have to handle housing, food, utilities, transportation, repayment of their refugee travel grant, and other expenses. In our current refugee resettlement project we took a step forward today with the establishment […]

Team Meeting, Matching Grant, Lawn Mowing

Days 31 to 33 8/20 Today we had our third consecutive weekly team meeting.  We always start with a team meeting each week for several weeks.  It’s important to make sure than we’re all on the same page.  Only a few team members were available for the team meeting tonight. 8/21 Today was an important step […]

One Milestone Accomplished

Day 17 Yesterday provided the first notice from the Social Security Administration.  We received notice that they were processing the applications for the youngest two children.  Isn’t that great?  Those that need it least are being processed! Well, with that prelude, we are nearly shocked into unconsciousness today.  The social security card, yeah the actual […]

Resettlement Team Meeting Two

Day 16 This is the first chance we’ve had to get the resettlement team back together since the family arrived just over two weeks ago.  Even so, we had only a total of 6 people available for the meeting.  We’d usually hope for more, but things are moving forward pretty good, so a small core […]