PJC Members have formed a group to sponsor and support a refugee, participating in a new federal program called Welcome Corps in partnership with HIAS and Hearts and Homes for Refugees. As sponsors, we are helping Bella Nyangabire, a woman from the Democratic Republic of Congo, with all aspects of resettlement, including housing, employment, learning English, education, health care, and legal assistance.
The PJC Refugee Resettlement Group is seeking additional volunteers to assist with Bella's path to self-sufficiency. Among other things, we need drivers, English/ESOL teachers, shoppers, local guides, and housing/home setup people. Please email Matt Marcus or Rhonda Singer with an indication of your interest area.
Tax-deductible donations are still welcomed, both to support Bella and possibly other refugees in the future. If you would like to contribute, please visit our GoFundMe page. Every dollar will be used to meet basic needs.