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Friends of Refugees Inc

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Causes: Children & Youth, Employment Preparation & Procurement, Ethnic & Immigrant Centers, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Human Services, Immigration, Job Training, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Our mission is to care for refugees through relationships and opportunities that provide for their well-being, education and employment as they become contributing members of society.

Results: -- Strong presence in the community; people like us -- 500 lives impacted last year -- 8 programs expanded through increased funding, staffing and volunteering -- Expected continued growth in 2011

Target demographics: Refugees with significant resettlement needs; Low-income families; Children and youth

Programs: Summer Camp, Mommy and Me Family Literacy (English for mothers with small children), Cafe Clarkston (for computer and job skills training), After-School Tutoring, Community Garden, Food and Clothing Distribution, "Embrace" (birthing information and assistance).

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

David D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

From what I've obeserved...the Mommy and Me program that's under Friends of Refugee does an excellent job of not only teaching English, but also equipping refugee mothers and their children for the real world.