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A Refugee Family is Seeking Refuge on Long Island

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ORGANIZATION: WELCOMENST INC

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Project Details

WelcomeNST engages communities to form Neighborhood Support Teams (NSTs) to welcome refugee families. We are seeking a volunteer to form an NST for a family that is desperately seeking refuge.


What is a Neighborhood Support Team (NST)?
An NST is a group of Americans who come together to welcome one refugee family to the United States and walk with them from new arrival to self-sufficiency over a period of 6-12 months. Many NSTs come from all over the country in a shared effort to serve and lift and succor those who are suffering. Forming an NST includes:
  • Engaging broad community support
  • Organizing your team into committees
  • Raising money for the family you welcome
  • Finding housing in your neighborhood
You're never in this alone. Every NST-in-formation is assigned a personal coach who's sole focus is to mentor you through the process of preparing to welcome a refugee family. To get started, just raise your hand and fill out the Interest Form below so we know you’re there and we will reach out!

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About WELCOMENST INC

Location:

225 Cedar Hill Street Suite 200, Marlborough, MA 01752, US

Mission Statement

Harnessing the power of community to provide refuge to refugees.

Description

In August 2021, in response to the evacuation of 80,000 refugees from Afghanistan, Elizabeth Davis-Edwards, a long time advocate for refugees, quit her job as a marketing executive and formed WelcomeNST to engage communities to help resettle refugee families. More broadly, she dreamed of pioneering a community-powered model for refugee resettlement. In the months that followed, WelcomeNST engaged over 3000 American families from around the U.S. to form Neighborhood Support Teams (NSTs) to welcome 700 refugees to the U.S. Today, WelcomeNST enables everyday Americans to offer refuge to refugee families from Ukraine, Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and around the world, proving once again that, when crisis hits, Americans will step up and meet the moment.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Syosset, NY 11791

(40.8164,-73.5036)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Budgeting
  • Group Facilitation
  • Disaster Response
  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • To get started, just raise your hand and fill out the Interest Form on the URL below so we know you’re there and we will reach out! https://share.hsforms.com/187oP4SfxR2KS1rvTjQQRpQch9qq

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