TBA’s Refugee Resettlement Program currently assists two refugee families from Syria. Since we began in 2016, we have assisted six families from a variety of countries. Our former families have become self-sufficient for the most part. They have purchased homes, received their Green Cards, held jobs, learned English, supported their children in school, and are well on their way to making successful lives in the United States.
When we help a new refugee family, our assistance includes but is not limited to:
- Being a cultural friend—one who will explain American culture, customs, and
holidays and spend time with the family so they feel more connected and not so
- Tutoring family members to improve their English language skills and helping
them access other tutoring services.
- Arranging medical and dental care.
- Delivering food and other items they need for their home.
- Helping the children with their schoolwork and serving as a liaison with their
- Exploring opportunities for employment, including resume and interview
- Helping families access and continue needed benefits such as SNAP (food
assistance), WIC, Medicaid, and free school lunches.
TBA Contacts: Susan Fox or Emil Mendelavich
Click on the links below to learn more about the many ways you can help support the Refugee Resettlement Program. Each tab includes a contact name(s) and email for more information or to volunteer.