SyracuseServes Held Meeting to Discuss Afghan-Americans Resettling in Syracuse

SyracuseServes, Clear Path for Veterans, and Honor the Promise group photo

On Friday, April 8th, SyracuseServes partnered with Clear Path for Veterans and Honor the Promise to host a meeting at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building, home to the National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC). The discussion allowed local providers the opportunity to gain fundamental knowledge regarding the Afghan-Americans resettling in the Syracuse area. The local resettlement agencies: Interfaith Works of Central New York and Catholic Charities of Onondaga County, shared insight on the current resettlement efforts, goods/services needed, and ways the community can get involved to offer their support. Transportation, financial assistance, food assistance, and volunteerism/sponsorship were identified as areas where additional support is needed. The meeting among our local community providers and resettlement agencies is the first step toward a collaborative community approach to addressing the crucial service needs of Afghan-Americans.

If you are interested in offering support or would like to get involved in the resettlement efforts, please contact SyracuseServes Program Manager at keparker@syr.edu, or connect with us on our website here.

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