There is a real hunger and desire among refugees to learn English. However, it is very challenging. The need to get a job to pay rent and the demands of the family often prevent refugees from being able to study or practice their English. For women, it can be more difficult because of these issues. Also, transportation is also a factor when it comes to getting to a class that sometimes can be miles away.
We started an English class just for women in the community where many Afghani refugees live. Currently, it is being offered two days per week in the morning.
The women often bring their babies and are very eager to improve in their English. They recently got over 75 pounds of vegetables from our community garden and the lesson that day was on the names of different foods.
Please consider making a donation to help us expand this new program and allow us to help empower women in the community.
Please consider putting together a WELCOME KIT or CLOTHING KIT for refugee families that are arriving! This is a great way for your family, office, small group, church group to put your compassion to action.
As you put together your kit you can put it in a box or clothing basket.
Throughout the pandemic, so many in the community were asking each week when they could come to C.A.R.E. Club again. They were very excited when we were able to restart our weekly event in August!
One of our mantras at CARE club is “We care for you!” We believe many in the immigrant community need to be reminded of this on an ongoing basis and that so many of us want to see them succeed. Further, providing a consistent presence and routine is always important for those who have experienced trauma and instability to grow in resilience. Refugees from numerous religious backgrounds come to CARE club. Our goal is to provide a safe and secure space for refugees to share a meal, have conversations, nurture relationships, and enjoy activities.
Students who bring their homework can get help and adults who come have an opportunity to practice their English. Soccer games happen each week!
CARE CLUB Values:
Community | Empowerment | Connection | Transformation
CARE CLUB Vision: Provide a consistent safe, secure environment for refugees to gather Provide a hot, free, and healthy meal Provide creative activities for children to engage with Provide English conversation practice for adults Provide tutoring to students who bring their homework Provide community building through music, singing, and storytelling Provide volunteers an opportunity to engage with multiple cultures and meet the refugee community
Fox 59 reported at 10:15 AM on 8/31/21, ” U.S. RepresentativeGreg Penceannounced that he has received confirmation from the United States Department of Defense to authorized the use of Camp Atterbury for temporary housing and support for Afghanistan evacuees.
Thank you for your service to our great state. This petition is to urge you to act within your power to help resettle refugees from Afghanistan into Indiana.
The US-backed Afghan government collapsed recently in a matter of days following the US’ withdrawal of its military presence, leading the Taliban to swiftly take over control of the country for the first time since the US arrived in 2001. Thousands of Afghanis are fleeing for their lives who helped U.S. troops, diplomats, journalists, and other civilians over the past 20 years. It is our duty to help them by welcoming them to our state. Please join other governors throughout our great nation and allow Indiana to be home to Afghani refugees.
I am a proud resident in the state of Indiana.
Please take action and facilitate refugees who have fled Afghanistan to be settled in Indiana. We believe the great people of our state can practice “Hoosier Hospitality” and offer support and friendship.
After a year and a half, we have restarted our Homework Club, our weekly tutoring! Students can bring homework one afternoon a week after school at the apartment complex where they live, and volunteers help them to complete it. If they finish early, we have extra books and games. Students need to bring homework and they will receive rewards after attending a certain number of times. They also receive a snack at the end of the time together. Most of the student’s parents do not speak English and unable to help them with simple assignments. Please contact us to help out
We recently had our 3rd back to school party and picnic in the community in early August. It was a successful event of food options from around the globe (prepared by refugee families) and pizza! The kids played soccer and we also had individuals sign up for services we offer for the year like English practice, food assistance, and assistance with homework.
Backpacks full of supplies were distributed to over 155 students in Kindergarten through High School in the refugee/immigrant community as they prepare to go back to school in-person. The supplies included masks, notebooks, writing utensils, and more. Everyone was excited to receive a new backpack! Thank you to those who supported this project and gave to make it possible.