About the Syrian refugee crisis

The recent crisis in Syria has forced more than 4 million people--many of them children--to flee outside of their country with millions more being displaced internally. As conflicts in Syria and around the globe continue, so, too, will the need to help those displaced by the ravages of war and persecution.

Ascentria’s mission of empowering people to respond to life’s challenges compels us to help those in need. Since 1982, our Services for New Americans program has helped to resettle refugees in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Over the past year Ascentria resettled more than 700 refugees from around the globe. (Please reference the country listing at right.) We expect to have even more refugees resettled in the US in 2016. Now, more than ever, your volunteer support and donations are critical to our work.

Our efforts depend heavily on the support of the federal government, as well as volunteers , in-kind donations, and private financial support to assist these individuals and families in their resettlement process.

About Ascentria’s Services for New Americans Programs

Ascentria Care Alliance’s Services for New Americans program has offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and operates under the authority and funding support of the U.S. Department of State, the Massachusetts Office of Refugees and Immigrants and the New Hampshire Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs.

Refugees are the most scrutinized travelers to the U.S. Please see the attachment from the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.

Ascentria’s basic resettlement services include:

  • Case management
  • English instruction
  • Employment services
  • Transportation
  • Finding/securing affordable housing
  • Cultural Orientation
  • Referrals to health and mental health services

Ascentria also provides a variety of services to assist refugees and immigrants with their transition to their new homeland and culture.

In New Hampshire, we provide refugee resettlement as well as statewide interpretation services for both refugees and immigrants through our Language Bank program.

In Massachusetts, we offer refugee resettlement services; legal services for immigrants; and foster care for refugee children through the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (URMP).

For additional information about Ascentria’s work with refugees and the resettlement process, please visit ascentria.org/refugee-faq

To help with the Syrian crisis, please visit the UN Refugee Agency web site at: donate.unhcr.org/international/syria

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