We are seeking volunteers of any background that are able to help with administrative tasks including organizing our data base, relationships with partner organizations, match refugees and housing volunteers, help with phone calls and other general administrative tasks. It's not glamorous, but without this part we can't do the other stuff. This will be the hub and brain of this operation.
There is a significant amount of Afghan youth and children that are refugees arriving soon that need immediate housing by Afghan community members. This is an extremely dire need and the youth can face danger in foster homes and group homes if they are placed by child protective services. These are supposed to be safe environments but often times they are not. In the U.S. 80% of sex trafficking victims are foster youth. Please do not allow Afghan refugees to become a part of this statistic. In the U.S. a foster family will receive approximately $1,000 per month per child from the government to assist with the needs and expenses of a foster youth until age 18. There are additional programs available that will provide the youth with laptops, cell phones and other support/resources. There is currently an added Covid-19 relief fund for foster youth, application deadline is September 30, 2021 visit: www.checkforus.org Sign up below to learn about becoming a parent to an Afghan refugee youth
Refugees through this transition will need assistance with transportation, help with filling out their paperwork, translating, phone calls, setting up appointments for them, job seeking, enrolling in school, moral support, community support etc. We will give you instructions and help you through this process. Since you are interacting with refugees directly, you will also help us identify more needs so we can figure out ways to meet them.
With the influx of incoming refugees around the world, they may need temporary housing for a few weeks up to a year. We are seeking kind people that are willing to open their home to house individuals and families. We'll do our best to match refugees to your allowable accommodations. Please discuss this need with your family, extended family and friends. This is where the Afghan community really needs to step up and sign up.