Resettlement agencies provide assistance to hundreds of Afghan refugees with housing, health care, food, work, education and child care in New Jersey. They look forward to the support of individuals, religious groups and NGOs in their efforts – assistance that is very important to them. manage an unprecedented number of cases.
The greatest need, according to resettlement groups, are monetary donations, as well as information about available rental apartments and jobs. Agencies and their community partners are also looking for volunteers to set up and furnish apartments, buy and deliver products and teach English, among other roles.
The Resettlement Agency and the U.S. Department of State have also announced new opportunities for individuals, groups, and houses of worship to sponsor and provide guidance and support to refugees as they adapt to life in new communities.
How to help:
Refugee Resettlement Agency have information online with a list of ways to donate or volunteer to help Afghans in New Jersey. These include International Rescue Committee, World Church Service and Interfaith-RYZ.
Public organizations help with rentals, English lessons, food donations and donations, among other needs. These groups include Global emergency response and assistance in Patterson, Welcome home, Jersey Cityand One world, one love at the summit. The cornerstonebased in Princeton, provides refugee counseling.
Catholic charities in Trenton welcomes donations and volunteers to help Afghan evacuees stationed at the nearby McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Joint Base. Thousands of people remained in temporary housing at the base while waiting to be coordinated with resettlement agencies and relocated to local areas. Volunteering includes teaching English, providing legal assistance, and providing wellness activities for children.
Sponsorship opportunities available to individuals, families, religious congregations and companies to sponsor Afghan newcomers and welcome them into their communities. The The program is a circle of US sponsors, International Rescue Committee, Catholic charities and World Church Service accept applications for sponsorship programs.
Sponsorship involves raising money; housing, food and clothing; assistance in enrolling refugees in benefits; connecting people to English, work, health and schools; and providing friendship and cultural orientation.
Hanan Adele is a diversity reporter who covers Arab and Muslim communities for NorthJersey.com, where she focuses on social issues, politics, bias and civil rights. To get unlimited access to the latest news, subscribe or activate your digital account today.