Refugee resettlement program at Wesley


Wesley United Methodist Women are hosting a presentation on refugee resettlement and immigration to be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist church located at 114 West Broadway, Winona.

Presenting will be Kristina Hammell from the Catholic Charities Rochester office of Refugee Resettlement. Zina Jadooa, a former Iraqi refugee and now staff member will present as well. Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement program’s mission is to meet the needs of newly arrived refugees by providing one-on-one case management to guide them on their new journey and empower them in their new life

The Refugee Resettlement program works with refugees designated to resettle here, either through family reunification or as “free cases” assigned to the local community. New refugees are at their most vulnerable as they enter the United States. As the only resettlement agency in Southeast Minnesota, CCRRP seeks to address the most fundamental needs of all new refugees such as access to shelter, food, clothing, income, medical care, education, and employment.

As a program, their greatest strength is intensive client-centered case management. Goals established for refugees are intended to address immediate social/educational needs, attain a stable environment, develop skills for employment, understand basic financial principles, and promote seamless integration.

Also available that evening for the attendees to acquaint themselves with will be local organizations Project Fine and WSU Inclusion & Diversity Office.

For more information, call Susan at 507-689-2281.


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