Help Welcome Afghans

New Hampshire | Western MA | Worcester

Ascentria Care Alliance is resettling Afghan families throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Your help is needed to ensure that they have the resources they need to access legal aid, housing, and living essentials.

There has been a groundswell of community support throughout New England to resettle Afghan refugees, humanitarian parolees, and those individuals granted Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) protection following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. We are heartened by this support as we all see this humanitarian crisis playing out in real-time. 

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Latest Updates:

  • We have resettled 557 individuals throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the majority of whom are being supported by an incredible array of 1200 volunteers.
  • Ascentria launched three Amazon wish lists filled with essential home goods. These items will help make Afghans' new houses, homes. Learn more here.
  • Our two new volunteer coordinators are quickly getting up to speed as they hold orientations, determine where and how volunteers can help and then connecting volunteers with assignments.
  • We are acutely aware of a different kind of isolation experienced by Afghan women. Many do not speak English and are not literate in their native language which increases their isolation. We have begun to build a peer support group for women where wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters can come together to share their experiences and connect. Leveraging the power of connection can help to mitigate the tremendous isolation that people, females in particular, experience as they resettle to America.
  • Housing continues to be one of the biggest challenges for resettlement. If you have an apartment in MA or NH and you would like to offer it for free or at an affordable rate, please complete this form. We are especially in need in the following areas: Concord, NH, Worcester, MA and West Springfield, MA. Read a recent NHPR story here.


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Afghan families and individuals being resettled in Massachusetts and New Hampshire need financial assistance to cover living essentials, legal aid, and help pay for long-term housing.

A major challenge for resettled Afghan entrants, regardless of immigration status at entry, is accessing affordable legal services. The cost of legal services is a burden recent arrivals typically must bear on their own.

Please consider donating to help them access vital resources.

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In addition to financial contributions, we are in need of household essentials. Please use our Amazon Wishlists (linked below) to donate items such as bedding, plates, glassware, and more that will help Afghan families and individuals get settled in their new homes!

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Join or Create a Neighborhood Support Team

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with WelcomeNST, formerly WelcomeMA, who will be working with you to provide information about resettlement and to help you consider if you want to mobilize, support and train people in your community to become a NST.

Ascentria Care Alliance is partnering with community groups and organizations across Massachusetts and New Hampshire to build a support network to welcome the Afghan arrivals. Called Neighborhood Support Teams, these groups operate on a volunteer basis to provide support services like transportation, housing assistance, cultural orientation, and more, while giving Afghan families and individuals the time and space they need to heal.

Neighborhood Support Teams will be a crucial part of the support systems in place for Afghan arrivals in your community. Will you join in this effort?

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Follow Ascentria on social media channels and share our posts about the Afghan humanitarian crisis. The more educated people are about international events like this, the more likely they are to care and take action.

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Offer Housing

We're looking for short and long-term housing in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. This could include available, affordable apartments, secondary or vacation homes, accessory dwelling units, and more. We are open to creative housing solutions.

Safe housing is a big barrier for Afghans being resettled. Please share this call for help to anyone you may know who could be of assistance.

Please click the link below to contact us about available housing.

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Offer Employment Opportunities

We are looking for employment opportunities for Afghans in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. If you are interested in providing employment opportunities, please fill out our form by clicking the link below. Please share this call for employment with your community.

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We are in the process of compiling a list of people who would like to donate their time to help us on the ground as we welcome and resettle these families. If you are interested in doing so, please fill out our volunteer form. Please share this call for volunteers with your community.


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Ascentria Care Alliance Services for New Americans

11 Shattuck St, Worcester, MA 01605
425 Union St, West Springfield, MA 01809
261 Sheep Davis Rd, Concord, NH 03301

EIN: 04-2496563