Our New Neighbors
Families in our program come from 35 countries including Chad, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Ghana, Honduras, Kyrgyzstan & more.
We match newly-arrived refugee and asylum-seeking families with local "partner" families who have slightly older kids.
Each local partner family commits to send or deliver 2-3 clothing hand-me-down packages per year to they partner family.
During Ramadan, many of our new neighbors from around the world face the lonely prospect of celebrating the holiday for the first time in the US without friends & loved ones. To support the community, volunteers send care packages to refugee families to help combat food shortages and isolation many families experience and share some holiday cheer.
New Moms Support Group
So many moms in our community reported feeling isolated and in need of basic postpartum supplies. In response, New Neighbors launched a fully accessible New Moms Group, facilitated by a certified parenting educator. This initiative helps isolated moms form community and access essential supplies and information in a linguistically appropriate and culturally sensitive environment.
Summer Welcome Party
Every summer, in honor of World Refugee Day (June 20), New Neighbors Partnership hosts a community welcome party so newcomers can meet community members and enjoy a fun day of free activities!