This toolkit profiles four rural initiatives that are successfully bringing together community residents and refugees and demonstrating what is possible when all residents are connected, supported, and involved.
Many refugees make their new homes in rural communities, which often offer steady employment, affordable housing, social cohesion, and, for many, the chance to live in a place that is similar in size to where they come from. While newcomers are usually drawn to rural places out of economic necessity, they stay when these smaller and more rural places start to become home. Refugees and immigrants feel welcomed when smaller and more rural communities have created programs, partnerships, policies, and opportunities that engage them.
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Community Cohesion
Resource Type: Toolkit
Date: September 20, 2018
Target Audience(s): Service Provider
Author(s): Welcoming America