Monday, June 20, 2016

How refugees resettle in WNY and make it home

From Western New York-

Volunteer organizations, such as Church World Services and Episcopal Migration Ministries inform Journey’s End when there’s a family facing persecution that needs to be resettled. They set up the airfare and refugees are required to pay it back.

Once they arrive at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Journey’s End employees greet them.

“We greet them right at the door and we bring them downstairs to collect everything. Then we bring them to their first apartment,” Scott said.

Scott added that federal funding helps the refugees with housing bills for the first month or two. During that time, workers help them get jobs and enroll in school to become self-sufficient.

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