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When helpful refugee resettlement programs end, these mentors step in

Original story at PBS NewsHour• 3 mentions • 2 weeks ago

PBS NewsHour 2 weeks ago

 
In order to make the refugees who were moving into their area feel welcome, Pittsburgh couple Richard Gartner and Kristin Garbarino signed up to mentor a mother and three children from Rwanda. They took them to an outdoor arts festival, where they indulged in the most traditional American fair food: funnel cakes. It’s the type of interaction Sloane Davidson, a former refugee resettlement worker, had in mind when she formed Hello Neighbor. Her Pittsburgh-based network matches refugees with “mentor” families to help them become better accustomed to life in the U.S. Nine refugee resettlement agencies around the U.S. set up ...
 
 
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11 Aug
UN Refugee Agency @Refugees
RT @lillitnaib: A Pittburgh program brings together unexpected friends and helps bridge a gap for resettled refugees https://t.co/8FTRjmMUoZ
10 Aug
USA for UNHCR @UNRefugeeAgency
Checkout the amazing @helloneighborhq program that connects Americans with #refugees in their community! @NewsHour https://t.co/aLhmZb9alS
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