A NEW LIFE IN AMERICA
Refugee families arrive to the United States with high hopes of a better life after living in refugee camps for years. Their vision of the American dream fades quickly as they are faced with a whole new set of unfamiliar challenges, such as learning a new language, finding transportation, and getting a job. The government provides a short financial “grace period” during which these families are expected to become self-sufficient and fully-functioning members of society. With nothing but the clothes on their backs they seek help, only to be immersed in the complicated processes of bureaucratic agencies. Without the proper materials, training, and assistance how are they expected to thrive in this new society?
NEW NEIGHBOR RELIEF IS ABOUT ACTION
New Neighbor Relief recognizes that real help is accomplished with one-on-one assistance, love, and service. Local volunteers act as mentors as they are matched with specific refugee families with the end goal of helping them become self-reliant. This is accomplished through these 4 objectives:
- Immediate Help - Donated items such as clothing and furniture are distributed among new refugee families.
- Learning English - Refugees enroll in NNR’s very own weekly english program.
- Getting a Job - Job searching skills are taught and NNR’s network is utilized in finding employment
- Help with Transportation - A bicycle, a driver’s license, and even help obtaining a vehicle are all ways in which assistance is given.
To lovingly assist and mentor refugees and asylum seekers with economic, social, and educational needs so they become self-reliant and able to contribute to the development of their families and communities.
To become the most reliable organization helping refugees and asylum seekers become contributors and assets in their new society.
WHO WE ARE
New Neighbor Relief is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization bringing about tangible change in the lives of refugees in San Diego, California (USA).
HOW IS NEW NEIGHBOR RELIEF DIFFERENT?
New Neighbor Relief is significantly different from any other nonprofit organization:
New Neighbor Relief partners with resettlement agencies and other organizations to help refugees: