Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans was notified that we will be welcoming 10 of the 59 Afghan refugees arriving in Louisiana soon.
The resettlement of Afghan refugees in the United States is part of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the humanitarian effort to save the citizens who assisted the US and its allies during the 20-year conflict.
“We are grateful and honored for the opportunity to welcome these refugees to New Orleans. Our long history of ‘welcoming the stranger’ from all parts of the world into the unique culture of our city has prepared us to receive these families in our Archdiocese,” says Sr. Marjorie Hebert, president and CEO of CCANO. “Our Immigration and Refugee Services program is experienced in assisting refugees in all aspects of their resettlement and their assimilation into the area.”
The Immigration and Refugee Services (IRS) program is one of the oldest and largest programs in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and is the only refugee resettlement agency in the Greater New Orleans area. This program provides resettlement and self-sufficiency services to newly arrived refugees and other immigrants granted special humanitarian legal status.
Services to support the Afghan arrivals will include case management support, continued cultural orientation, employment services, interpretation services, access to English language training, community outreach and mentorship to ensure their self-sufficiency and integration into the community.
For more information about Refugee Services, visit here or call 504-310-8785
REFUGEE SERVICES INTERN:
Refugee Services is looking for volunteers and an intern to assist with welcoming Afghan refugees.
The intern will work closely with the Employment Services team and Refugee Services program staff to supplement program activities and enhance services to clients.
Responsibilities may include:
assisting with the implementation job readiness class for refugee clients who have just arrived in the United States
conducting outreach for events such as job and college fairs
attending and assisting with Employment Services group events
researching local job market and career laddering options
assisting in developing tools to measure program effectiveness
updating the job board
For more information about Refugee Services intern, contact Emily Stieber or apply here.