I.R.I.S. (Integrated refugee and immigrant Services) has helped Start Fresh settle two refugee families and begin planning for a third!
In the process, eight committees have been formed to help the families make their new homes in Southeastern Connecticut. The committees are Housing, Employment, Clothing and Household Goods, Finances, English as a Second Language and Education, Health, Acculturation and Hospitality and Transportation. The local group has added a Social Work Committee to this list. Jaye Lyon has volunteered for this committee and Hilda Zeigler has volunteered for the Health Committee.
Are you called to do this work? Do you have skills that would a benefit to one of these committees? Pray about it and contact Hilda or Valerie Norris about following God's call to you to resettle refugees.