While we continue to serve refugees of all nationalities, we want to be able to respond to the urgent needs facing our new Afghan neighbors right now. These families may not have brought much to the U.S., but they did bring their skills, their determination and their hope.
The sooner we can reach the goal the sooner we can help people like Hussain, Nadia and Sediq, along with their families, to adjust and thrive in their new home.
Hearts & Homes for Refugees has been supporting our Afghan Allies for years:
partnering on film screenings to raise awareness,
leading advocacy actions like postcards, calls and Congressional visits to build support,
providing volunteer assistance to Afghans applying for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV).
We participated in #DigitalDunkirk, and were relieved that 9 of the cases we supported were able to get out of Afghanistan. Our hearts break for those left behind. We haven’t stopped advocating for them and are active in the #AfghanEvac coalition. At the same time, we are welcoming those who were able to make it to safety in the U.S.
In September, Hearts & Homes for Refugees proudly welcomed the first Afghan family to resettle in Westchester during 2021. The children are enrolled in school, dad is interviewing for jobs and mom is about to start English lessons. Volunteers have come from around the county and the family is starting to starting to settle in, saying:
“The team helped us to make progress and get what we need here. We will never forget your help and the support given to us.”
With your generosity and support, we can ensure our Afghan Allies receive the basics they need to start a safe and productive life in the U.S. Your financial donation will directly support providing basic services and assistance with housing to newly arrived Afghans and assist Hearts & Homes expanding its work in developing sponsorships for Afghans.