ICNA Relief USA seeks to alleviate human suffering by providing caring and compassionate service to victims of adversities and survivors of disasters. ICNA Relief USA strives to build healthy communities, strengthen families and create opportunities for those in despair while maintaining dignity and advocating for basic human needs.
Our objective is to assist new arrivals and refugees to settle into American society as soon as they can through empowerment and assistant programs. It is our goal and wish that they become a valuable member of the American mosaic as soon as possible.
ICNA Relief has provided refugees in the US, who face cultural and language barriers to employment, with opportunities to obtain jobs and training and improve their English language skills. This program promotes self-sufficiency. Services include employment placement, English classes, our Fast Track job readiness preparation, transitional and work support and case management to remove barriers to employment.
Welcoming New Arrivals
Our work begins even before the arrival of the refugees. We start by preparing welcome packages for them. We contact the resettlement agencies to gather information regarding the size of the family, the ages of the children, and anything else important that might help us best prepare for their arrival.
Each welcome package typically includes:
- Kitchen supplies (crockery, utensils, pots and pans)
- Cleaning supplies
Furnishing Their New Home
At ICNA Relief we do our best to get all necessary furniture ready for the refugees To do this, ICNA Relief either sponsors the refugees as they directly arrive or we visit after they arrive to deliver to them the necessary furniture they may still need. When sponsoring our refugees, we provide furniture such as beds, mattresses, dining tables, chairs, sofas, and more. By sponsoring them, we save them a good amount of money that they receive from the government, called welcome money, which they can instead use to help them through their first few weeks while settling in and finding a job.