The Journey of Oksana and Juli: A Tale of Resilience and Dedication

In the bustling streets of Worcester, a story of hope and resilience unfolded, involving Oksana, a Ukrainian elementary school teacher, and Juli, her dedicated career counselor. This narrative is a testament to the power of determination and the profound impact of empathetic support. Oksana arrived in the United States seven months ago, carrying the heavy […]

NH Resettlement Funding Extended to 2025

NH extends support funding for Ukrainians, Afghans through 2025 Source: New Hampshire Bulletin BY: HADLEY BARNDOLLAR – SEPTEMBER 8, 2023 11:06 AM With federal dollars provided to the state’s Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Executive Council this week voted to extend and increase contracts through fiscal year 2025 to continue supporting displaced populations from Ukraine and Afghanistan now […]

Migrant children work tirelessly in factories.

March 26, 2023 Boston Globe – Katie Johnston ‘I’ve learned that things have a cost.’ Meet the migrant children working long hours in factories and fish plants across Mass. Walter was 16 when he started working the overnight shift at a plastics factory in Central Massachusetts.He had come from Guatemala on his own to join his […]

Addressing Biden’s Proposed Asylum Ban

Two Local Resettlement Agencies Address Biden’s Proposed Asylum Ban March 8, 2023 Ascentria Care Alliance and the International Institute of New England Ascentria Care Alliance and the International Institute of New England are human services organizations that have been welcoming and serving immigrants in New England communities for over a century. While our organizations understand the […]

Jewish Community Camp Celebrates Diversity

Springfield Jewish Community Center camp brings joy to diverse population, including children from Ukraine, Afghanistan By Source: Masslive Ron Chimelis | rchimelis@repub.com Matthew Grochowski has been attending the Jewish Community Center Summer Camp since 2015, with the exception of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the traditional camp. “I was shocked. Not devastated, but shocked,” […]

Afghan evacuees find refuge at Steele Hill

Afghan evacuees find refuge at Steele Hill August 19, 2022 By ROBERTA BAKER, THE LACONIA DAILY SUN SANBORNTON — Five Afghan men who work in housekeeping, laundry or landscaping at Steele Hill Resort have a name for Kathy van Engelen, the Laconia woman who helps them each week with shopping, banking, learning English and learning to […]

Bromfield House Update

Hearing date set on petition to make Bromfield House available to refugees June 24, 2022 John Osborn, The Harvard Press After languishing for months in Probate Court, a petition to allow the leasing of the Bromfield House to a nonprofit refugee support group will soon get a hearing. That hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on […]

Healthcare Limitations for Immigrants

For N.H.’s Brazilian immigrants, healthcare can be a challenge. Some are trying to fix that June 17, 2022 New Hampshire Public Radio New Hampshire is home to a growing Brazilian population, but some local advocates and medical providers say miscommunication and cultural misunderstandings can make it difficult for people in this community to access healthcare. A […]

Commit to Helping Afghan Refugees

Eldridge: Let’s complete our moral commitment to our brave Afghan refugees June 10, 2022 MetroWest Daily News Ninety-five thousand Afghan individuals are expected to resettle in the U.S., including a total of 2,000 in Massachusetts, according to the The Associated Press. The federal effort to resettle Afghans in the U.S. is known as “Operation Allies Welcome.” Despite […]

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