Welcome House for Refugees

by Nationalities Service Center

Summary

We provide newly arrived refugees with a safe home where they learn to cope with the stress of adjusting to their new life.
$30,000
total goal
$29,731
remaining
11
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

These refugees have survived persecution and many have spent decades living in a refugee camp. They come from Eritrea, Burma, Iraq, Congo, and Bhutan. They are widowed mothers, families who have lost children, and adults who have been tortured. All have had to flee their countries of origin and are being offered an opportunity to start their lives over. The down economy has made the hope of a peaceful and self-sufficient life even further away for these individuals and homelessness is a risk.

Solution

Welcome House provides a supportive learning environment that will help refugees cope with the stress of adjusting to their new life. Refugees will receive employment counseling and extensive orientation to life in Philadelphia and the US.

Long-Term Impact

Refugees will move beyond the learned helplessness they acquired living camps and feel confident leading self sufficient lives. The goal is to help them feel they can become active members of their new community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​www.nscphila.org/​
NSC's National agency
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Organization Information

Nationalities Service Center

Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.nscphila.org
Project Leader:
Jennifer Ralston
Housing Specialist
Philadelphia, PA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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