There is no shortage of ways to help welcome and settle new Americans into our communities.
Between setting up apartments for their arrival, greeting at the airport, helping register kiddos for school, or taking on the first grocery store shopping experience; acting as a community concierge and a friend is a powerful experience.
Procure basic furnishings
Buy basic groceries
Greet at airport
Give tour of apartment
Share paperwork to file remaining applicable items: Social Security, USCIS 1765, and lease
Tour the community
Take on first shopping experience
Register for school and daycare
Share banking options and set up a bank account
Set up mail
Practice riding the bus and explore transportation
Practice the route to work
Introduce to ESL Classes
Connect with driving lesson options
Set up health insurance
Connect with medical screening and vaccinations
Introduce to culture or faith communities
Walk through car loan options
Listen to their story
Connect with counseling opportunities
Are you interested in getting involved? Our pilot communities are Fargo, ND and Duncan, SC. Interested in growing a welcome community in your town? Let's get in touch to see how we can grow welcome.
Welcome takes a village
Some of our newcomers, from Latin America in particular, are not approved to work upon arrival. Therefore we need to find partners who are willing to help us provide room and board for newcomers for the 30-90 days until their work authorization is approved.
We are searching for partners who have facilities or programming to help house, feed, and or train those who need a warm place to land.
A safe place to land