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Supporting Afghan Clients’ Food Needs during Ramadan

This blog post suggests ways that refugee service providers can help meet the food needs of Afghan clients who are observing Ramadan while living in temporary housing.

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Are Your Programs and Services Evidence-Based? Implementation Science can Help!

Many resettlement agencies want to design and deliver more evidence-based services, but providers often struggle with putting available evidence into action. Guidance from the field of implementation science can help address this challenge. This blog post defines implementation science, it includes tips for how to get started, and a case study from the Kentucky Office of Refugees (KOR).

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What Can We Do to Protect Clients and Staff? Tips for Getting Started with Safeguarding and Protection

When it comes to preserving safety for both clients and staff, there are many terms you might hear. This blog post reviews two key terms, safeguarding and protection, that relate to service providers’ roles in ensuring the safety of clients and staff.

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A Collection of Resources for Onboarding New Refugee Service Providers

This blog post, written in partnership with Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), shares resources for new refugee service providers organized by topics such as case management, understanding refugee populations, equity and inclusion, mental health, and more.

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Emergency Rental Assistance Programs: Opportunities for Refugees and other ORR-Eligible Clients

Photo credit: AOberstadt/IRC Housing is a key challenge facing refugee service providers and communities around the U.S. There is an …

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What Federal Benefits and Services are Available to Afghan Parolees?

There are several programs in which Afghan parolees may participate (along with refugees, asylees, and other Office of Refugee Resettlement-eligible populations).

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Supporting Clients and Staff Affected by the Crisis in Afghanistan

Many refugee service providers are asking how to best support clients from Afghanistan during this time of crisis. This blog post includes a few tips that may be helpful to program staff and leaders as they seek to care for clients and staff affected by the situation in Afghanistan.

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A Round-up of Resources for Serving Afghan Evacuees

In July 2021, the U.S. government initiated Operation Allies Refuge to quickly admit and resettle individuals from and in Afghanistan who have worked for, or on behalf of, the U.S. government. The resettlement network is working to support Afghan evacuees by providing available benefits and services, including those funded by ORR. This blog post lists resources you may find helpful in serving these clients, including resources in Dari and Pashto.

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Supporting Clients Experiencing Housing Insecurity: Tips and Multilingual Materials on Housing Relief Legislation

As many clients continue to experience financial hardship due to the effects of COVID-19, service providers are offering support by helping to navigate pandemic relief measures. This post shares eviction prevention and rent assistance information related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including multilingual information where available.

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Giving Thanks As We Approach World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day has always been a moment to recognize and amplify the experiences of refugees from around the world. As we prepare to observe World Refugee Day in the midst of a global pandemic, Switchboard is particularly grateful for the courage and resilience of refugees in the United States who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe.

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