A congregation in Wausau, Wis., formed a co-sponsorship team and completed local co-sponsorship training in late January. Immediately after training, they were matched with a newly arriving Afghan family. Prior to the family’s arrival one problem the local staff faced preparing to receive the family was housing.
Local news covered the new year celebration that ECDC’s branch office in Brattleboro Vermont organized with its partner the School for International Training for Afghan newcomers.
ECDC and its 22 local sites implementing the Afghan Placement and Assistance program will be able to provide continued and additional support to Afghan populations with supplemental funding.
Vermont Public Radio published this story about how the individuals ECDC has welcomed to Brattleboro, Vermont are being welcomed and benefiting from our partnership with the School for International Training.