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Employment and Self-Sufficiency 2018-05-21T11:31:43+00:00

HELPING BUILD SKILLS FOR SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Among the most critical priorities for refugee newcomers is quickly finding work. Episcopal Migration Ministries and its affiliates help new Americans develop the language and employment skills they need to find a job, support their families and pursue their goals.

Our programs provide the intensive employment training and counseling required to help refugees find work and contribute to their local communities. Local affiliate staff connects refugees with companies looking for hard-working and reliable employees.

IN 2017, EPISCOPAL MIGRATION MINISTRIES

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Together We Welcome

Funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Matching Grant program also leverages community support through gifts and volunteer hours that complement federal dollars to help refugees stand on their own feet.

Man Working in Shop

American Dreams

Once they have income and knowledge of American systems, many refugees go on to start businesses, pursue higher education and become leaders in the community, opportunities most never had before arriving in the U.S.

Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.”

-Mark 12:30-31, paraphrased

OUR COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Preferred Communities

Episcopal Migration Ministries also assists the most vulnerable refugees at 10 of its sites with individualized, intensive case management services through the Preferred Communities program (PC). Refugees enrolled in PC receive extended case management, wellness support programming, and connections to appropriate community partners to help them independently navigate local healthcare resources and achieve financial stability.

Matching Grant

Episcopal Migration Ministries helps refugees at 22 of its resettlement partner sites achieve self-sufficiency within six months of arrival through the Matching Grant program (MG). Refugees enrolled in MG receive employment training, intensive ESL classes, job placement support, and modest financial assistance to ease their integration into their new community and job market.

The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society received $4,336,200 through competitive funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant # 90RV0065-03-00. The project will be financed with 66% of Federal funds and 34% by non-governmental sources. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

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