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Jericho Road Community Health Center

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Every year women from all over the world flee their home countries in fear of violence or persecution. Many are placed here in Buffalo as refugees from places like the Congo and East Asia. Most have few friends or family, and minimal support to help them. To add to the challenge, many are pregnant, in need of intensive medical care due to living malnourished in refugee camps for up to ten years.

Among their most pressing needs is the need for a strong, caring capable friend to help them adapt to life in America, talk things over, and teach them new skills.

You could that friend. Would you stand and support a pregnant refugee woman in her most vulnerable moments? Email to learn more!

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet with mentee once/week
  • Support mentee as she prepares for the birth of her baby, and adjusts to having a new family member
  • Report critical information back to the Priscilla Project staff
  • Track visits with mentee on trackitforward.com
  • Attend support meetings

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About Jericho Road Community Health Center

Location:

184 Barton Street, 233 West Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY 14213, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a culturally sensitive medical home, especially for refugee and low-income community members, facilitating wellness and self-sufficiency by addressing health, education, economic and spiritual barriers in order to demonstrate Jesus' unconditional love for the whole person.

Description

Our vision is for Buffalo to become a city with abundant opportunity for the under-served and marginalized to be healthy, educated and whole.

Please see our website at www.jrm-buffalo.com for more information.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

233 W. Ferry StreetBuffalo, NY 14213

(42.91495,-78.893)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Life Coaching
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours a week for 9-12 months

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