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Refugee Community Services

Engaging Communities

We help build bridges and connections between refugee community representatives and local service providers to help improve access to community resources.

Identifying barriers

We engage service providers and community representatives together to identify barriers refugee families may face in accessing services.

For example, we recently facilitated a meeting between local leaders from Head Start and refugee community representatives. Together we identified unique barriers refugee families may face in applying to their program and planned a day at our center where families could fill out their applications with help from native interpreters and on-site Head Start representatives.

Making connections

We also help local service providers arrange speaking or training events with the refugee community. For example, an American Friends Service Committee leader visited a Liberian community meeting to share information about immigration issues.

For more information, please contact:

Nick Wuertz
Director, Refugee Community Services
515.271.7443

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