Welcome Afghan Families

Refugees from war-torn Afghanistan are arriving at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in South Jersey, one of four military installations. While families will have their immediate needs met while at these facilities, it will take coordinated effort to put their lives back in order.

Public-private partnerships have long existed to help refugees resettle and build new lives. It is not a government-only effort. Below is a very short list of nonprofit organizations in the area that will be assisting the new arrivals. Please consider making a donation – cash, furnishings, or volunteer time. If you know of other nonprofits active in refugee resettlement, please send your comments.

These and other nonprofit organizations work to integrate refugees in our communities, helping to provide the linkages to housing, furniture, job training, employment, etc.

Give what you can.

Author: Michael Swayze

A retired county welfare agency administrator, who combines social work and computer skills to share information on community resources via the Internet since 1995. Active in voter engagement activities in Philadelphia, PA.

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