Welcome Program

New refugees come to Phoenix every week, and we are here to welcome them. Join us as we help these refugees build a new home in America!

Welcome Program

New refugees come to Phoenix every week, and we are here to welcome them. Join us as we help these refugees build a new home in America!

Program Summary

Our Welcome Program gives you an opportunity to mentor refugees who have recently arrived in the United States. Though many may come from Afghanistan, we also receive refugees from other areas in the world. Their needs vary, but mentoring may include helping with basic integration and logistics, teaching basic living skills, and presenting cultural awareness training.

Details

Mentors in this program will:

  • Mentor individually, in pairs, or in groups
  • Meet weekly with your refugee friend(s)
  • Attend a monthly activity with other mentors and refugees in your cohort
  • Touch base with an Of One Heart coordinator through a monthly check-in
  • 6-12 month commitment

Afghan Refugee Situation

Arizona has welcomed over 2000 Afghans in the last year, with more to come.  These Afghan refugees have lost their homes, communities, country, jobs, and material possessions. All have lost, or been separated from, family and friends. Some Afghans are fluent in English and previously worked for our government, while others know no English but are eager to learn. Some of them are highly educated. All are heartsick about the situation in Afghanistan, about family back home, some of whom are in hiding, or unable to work. All are anxious their own futures here in a new country and culture.

Program Summary

Our Welcome Program gives you an opportunity to mentor refugees who have recently arrived in the United States. Though many may come from Afghanistan, we also receive refugees from other areas in the world. Their needs vary, but mentoring may include helping with basic integration and logistics, teaching basic living skills, and presenting cultural awareness training.

Details

Mentors in this program will:

  • Mentor individually, in pairs, or in groups
  • Meet weekly with your refugee friend(s)
  • Attend a monthly activity with other mentors and refugees in your cohort
  • Touch base with an Of One Heart coordinator through a monthly check-in
  • 6-12 month commitment

Afghan Refugee Situation

Arizona has welcomed over 2000 Afghans in the last year, with more to come.  These Afghan refugees have lost their homes, communities, country, jobs, and material possessions. All have lost, or been separated from, family and friends. Some Afghans are fluent in English and previously worked for our government, while others know no English but are eager to learn. Some of them are highly educated. All are heartsick about the situation in Afghanistan, about family back home, some of whom are in hiding, or unable to work. All are anxious their own futures here in a new country and culture.

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