In addition to vocational training, our holistic care model includes training in areas that help Associates become self-sufficient and thrive in American culture.
English is the #1 barrier for most refugees, so we focus heavily on building English proficiency. Associates are only allowed to speak English during work hours. In addition, they spend 1 hour every work day in classes such as:
Each Associate is assigned an American mentor. Mentors help Associates navigate daily life by helping them learn the grocery store or bus system, set up a bank account or get a library card. Mentors also help identify an Associate's need for healthcare, transportation and other services, so that we may help them access what they need.
Associates have American pen pals that help them to practice English, typing and using technology.
As we grow and our services expand, we hope to provide additional services such as:
- Financial Literacy Education
- Mental Health Services
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