JSS is currently initiating a new program, Community Action for Refugee Arrival (CARA).
Over the last nearly a year and a half since JSS restarted its refugee resettlement program, we have had dedicated volunteers who have prepared homes, meals and basic necessities for our newly arriving families. This is hard work that happens with little advanced notice. The CARA program, in which Congregations and other community organizations volunteer to partner with our resettlement staff to do the pre-arrival work, is a way for us to share the burdens and privileges of preparing for new families while harnessing the power of existing community organizations.
If you know of a community group or organization that would like to become a CARA team, please reach out to Becca, our Resettlement Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.