Our guests are strong and capable people, as evidenced by surviving their journey. However, establishing a new life in an unfamiliar place has many components and challenges. Each guest is ideally surrounded by a team of six or more who share the many responsibilities that support their successful transition. Each person is unique, as are their needs. Together, teams rally to provide or locate the specific goods and services their guest requires. These may include, but are not limited to: tutoring, medical or dental services, mental health care, transportation, legal services, social and recreational activities, English proficiency, and basic education.
As with the host, team members also have the privilege of joining the guest in companionship during this part of his or her journey.
Provides a stable home and reliable access to basic necessities such as regular meals, a safe environment, and a private room.
Oversees and organizes logistics and delegates tasks to team members
Is in close communication with host family and guest
HEAD OF FUNDRAISING
Generating financial support for the teams & guests needs
Identifying and coordinating mental and physical healthcare
Arranging drivers for appointments & teaching RTD
It is imperative to have at least one interpreter on each team
*This position can be coupled with another role
Assisting in the navigation of cultural and business norms of the US.
Other Team Tasks May Include:
Finding a GED or job training program
Registering for ESL classes
Coordinating interpreters when necessary
Finding an appropriate social group
Driver's license preparation
Gift Cards for Clothes
Cash/Visa Gift Cards
Hairdressing (especially braiding for black hair)
Virtual ESL Tutoring/Practice
"Donate-A-Drive": Transport a guest to a medical appointment, thrift store or food bank.
Invitations to social events (sports, holidays, museums, concerts, family get-togethers, etc.),