We will work with the Charlotte Refugee Resettlement agency to help newly arrived families by providing donated goods and setting up apartments. More details to come!
The goal of CRRA is:
“To receive, to connect and to empower newly arrived refugees in the Charlotte area so that they begin successful and self-sufficient lives in the United States”.
During this initial 90 day resettlement period, CRRA obtains and furnishes apartments and stocks them with food so that once the caseworker meets the newly arriving refugee at the Charlotte airport, they have a home.
New arrivals receive help registering their children for school, enrolling in benefits, obtaining Social Security cards and are able to attend classes for English as a Second Language (ESL). Employment counselors endeavor to find them work and guide each arrival toward self-sufficiency.
Additional grants provide extended medical case management, employment services, financial literacy, a savings program and cultural orientation classes. CRRA also connects refugees and asylees to other service agencies in the Charlotte area.
Contact: Constance Spencer '82 MArch