USAHello.org and Welcome.US: Two Helpful Online Tools for our Refugee Friends and U.S. Locals who are Welcoming them
A free online center for refugees and immigrants of all backgrounds. The nonprofit website offers information and education in Arabic, Chinese, Persian/Dari, French, Pashto, Spanish, and Vietnamese to help you reach your goals in the United States. USAHello.org is your home for trusted information and free online classes you can count on to help you build a bright future in the United States.
Find resources near you on https://find.usahello.org/#/list.
Search for job advice, lawyers, healthcare, English classes and other services near you. FindHello has help and services for immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented people in the USA.
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The Afghan Resource Center offers practical information and resources for newly arriving Afghans to the USA. Find information in English, Dari, or Pashto on services and benefits, immigration, jobs, daily life, American culture, U.S. laws, money, health, and education. Use our FindHello app to connect to local services in cities across the country. Find help for every status including Special Immigrant Visa (SIV), refugees, and people with humanitarian parole.
Welcome.US Launches Effort to Meet Urgent Needs of Afghan Refugees and Nation’s First In-Kind Giving Platform
In December 2021, Welcome.US announced a first-of-its kind tool called the Welcome Exchange— an online portal for matching businesses that are willing and able to give support and resources with the specific local needs of Afghan newcomers identified by nonprofits and resettlement groups.$3 million in supplies and resources have been committed by organizations including Accenture, CVS, Harry’s, Target, Starbucks, Serta Simmons Bedding, Walgreens, and P&G.
Visit the Wecome.US website to learn how businesses and community leaders are getting involved.
As we strengthen our relationships with resettlement agencies, friends, and community partners, we are discovering that the work doesn't have to be big to be important.
Not only is restoring welcome the right thing to do as humans and as Americans, this week's meetings with fellow Virginians affirmed that I am not alone in believing that "it is vital to our nation."
The inspiring side-by-side work of smart, capable, empathetic Afghan friends in support of new arrivals.