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This library hosts materials developed by Switchboard and by former Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded technical assistance (TA) providers (most in fiscal years 2016-2018, with selected earlier materials). This library links materials externally where: their formats were incompatible with internal hosting; they were developed by current ORR-funded TA providers; or they were developed by non-ORR funded authors who granted permission for the links.

Author Definitions

BRYCS
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services
CLINIC
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. National Citizenship Capacity Building Project
CVT
Center for Victims of Torture National Capacity Building Project for Specialized Torture Treatment Centers
Higher
Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance
Mercy Housing
Mercy Housing Refugee Housing Program
META
Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance Project
NPCT
National Partnership for Community Training Mental Health Technical Assistance Program
Project SOAR
Project for Strengthening Organizations Assisting Refugees
RHTAC
Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center
Welcoming America
Welcoming America's Welcoming Refugees Program
Other
Authors not receiving technical assistance funding from ORR

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The Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Tip Sheet
Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: October 21, 2009
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs

Observing the destructive effects that high rates of foreclosures have had on neighborhoods, the federal government created the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). This fact sheet highlights how refugee-serving organizations and housing providers can partner with recipients of NSP funds to improve refugee housing in their communities.

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Housing and Community Integration

Tip Sheet
Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: August 13, 2009
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Housing

This tip sheet describes how housing and community integration mesh and build on one another. It provides suggestions to help encourage integration in refugee housing environments.

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Reporting Well Resource Booklet

Guide
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: August 6, 2009
Topic(s):
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data

This resource booklet provides strategies for communicating with the media about resettlement and integration topics. It is aimed at ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs) in particular.

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Volunteer Management Handbook for Refugee-Led Organizations

Guide
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: April 3, 2009
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Volunteer Management

This comprehensive handbook provides guidance on volunteer management to refugee-led organizations, including ethnic community based-organizations (ECBOs).

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Grant Writing 101 – Self-Assess Your Proposal

Tool or Template
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: March 3, 2009
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Grants Management

You can use this tool to assess the strength of grant proposals in the project design stage.

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Group Techniques in Evaluation

Guide
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: January 7, 2009
Topic(s):
Subtopic(s): Evaluation and Research

This tip sheet provides guidance on using group techniques as part of evaluation, including group brainstorming, nominal group technique, and ideawriting.

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Household Pests Training Slides

Tool or Template
Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: December 15, 2008
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Household Pests

These training slides are designed to share basic information about bedbugs and cockroaches with a diverse group of refugees and their neighbors. Click on the “Notes” view of the presentation to see activities for each slide. Feel free to edit and modify this presentation to suit your needs. Note that the information contained in the …

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Time Management Resource Booklet

Guide
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: August 4, 2008
Topic(s): Organizational Development

This resource booklet discusses time management strategies for refugee service providers.

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Bedbug Fact Sheet

Tip Sheet
Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: June 24, 2008
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Household Pests

This basic tip sheet explains what bed bugs are, what they do, where they live, and what you can do to minimize their impact on your life.

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Revenue and Expenses Template

Tool or Template
Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: June 9, 2008
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Financial Management

This template can be used to track revenues and expenses for a grant budget.