The Washington Refugee Resettlement Project (www.wrrp.net)
is a community group based in Washington, Connecticut, making a difference person by person in the humanitarian refugee crisis at the local level.
Our mission is to serve as a community-sponsor of refugee families in our surrounding communities in Connecticut. When we welcome and help resettle refugees, we provide lifesaving support to our newest neighbors and, at the same time, strengthen our communities by uniting around a common cause.
Co-sponsorship is a shared commitment to assist refugee families resettle in our community and become self-sufficient. Co-sponsors help secure affordable housing, collect furniture and other household items, and help refugees access public benefits (HUSKY/Medicaid, SNAP/food stamps, and TFA/cash assistance for eligible families). Co-sponsors also enroll children in school, facilitate job searches, and perform other necessary tasks.
We work directly with IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services), which is a long-standing and experienced resettlement agency based in New Haven. Your donations will help resettle multiple families throughout beautiful corner of Connecticut. Our work is local and directly connected to our surrounding communities here in Northwest Connecticut. The crisis is urgent and we need your help. Join us in the solution!
Currently St. John's Foundation is the fiscal sponsor for the Washington Refugee Resettlement Project, but your donations will be used solely for our non-denominational community based effort.
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