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Guide: A Rainbow Retrospective: Reflecting on best practices and successes from the field

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: July 10, 2013
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Employment, Housing, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Partnerships
This guide includes information on creating safe spaces, forming community, collaborating with external partners, case management services, housing, employment, leveraging support from LGBTQI+ communities, and engaging communities of faith.

Video: We’re All in this Together: Refugee Allies Speak Out

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: July 3, 2013
Topic(s): Community Engagement
In this short video produced by Heartland Alliance International, we hear from Iraqi, Bhutanese, and Nigerian refugee allies who passionately support their LGBTQI+ brothers, sisters, and neighbors and call on their fellow immigrants to do the same.

Video: A Religious Call to Action: Supporting LGBT Refugees within Communities of Faith

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: March 24, 2013
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Throughout history, religious and faith communities have pioneered social justice efforts, spoken out on behalf of the poor and marginalized, and played an instrumental role in resettling vulnerable refugees. Whether it is the local church connecting volunteers to new families, the neighborhood mosque welcoming participants in its place of worship, or a faith-based resettlement agency …

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Archived Webinar: An Overview of Fostering Community Support for Refugees

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: February 1, 2013
Topic(s): Community Engagement
This webinar provides an overview of engaging communities in welcoming refugees. This is the first in a series of webinars offered by Welcoming America as part of the Fostering Community Engagement and Welcoming Communities Project. Susan Downs-Karkos presented on how important it is to engage receiving communities with refugees as well as methods to accomplish …

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Guide: Rainbow Bridges: A Community Guide to Rebuilding the Lives of LGBTI Refugees and Asylees

Author(s): ORAM
Date: October 31, 2012
Topic(s): Community Engagement
This manual seeks to improve the resettlement integration model used for LGBTQI+ refugees and asylees by providing community and faith-based groups with the knowledge they need to help refugees build new lives in the United States. It shares ORAM’s knowledge, experience, and observations in partnership with several supportive communities.

Tip Sheet: Answering Difficult Questions

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: September 9, 2011
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Media and Communications
This tip sheet reviews strategies for answering difficult questions, including leading questions and questions to which you don’t know the answers.
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Tip Sheet: Housing and Community Integration

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. The tip sheet discusses why community engagement is important in the context of refugee housing, who should be involved in community integration, and how community integration affects refugee housing …

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Tip Sheet: Finding and Preparing Refugee Clients for Media Interactions

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: February 13, 2008
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Media and Communications
This tip sheet provides suggestions on identifying clients who may be interested in participating in media interviews and offers guidance on how to prepare clients for positive media interactions.