CULTURAL ADJUSTMENT PROGRAM

OVERVIEW

Our cultural adjustment program is focused on referring the refugee families to basic community resources like the library, diaper center, food bank, ESL Classes (PCC), WIC and housing (section 8) services. We also conduct workshops to educate refugees in the matters of nutrition, safety, health & personal hygiene, transportation, consumer education, children's welfare, financial education, housing & tennant rights, and mental health. For new families, we conduct a personal visit to their homes where we teach them how to use basic appliances that they are not used to using, or simply can not understand the English instructions. This service is very important because many of these families never had electric utilities before.