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Toolkit: Creating Your Welcoming Landlord Network

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords
Renting to Refugees in Allegheny County (“Renting to Refugees”) is a collaborative effort between Welcoming Pittsburgh, the All for All Coalition (“All for All”), the Pittsburgh Field Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), and Pittsburgh’s two refugee resettlement agencies, the JFCS Pittsburgh (“JFCS”), and AJAPO Refugee Immigrant Services (“AJAPO”). The purpose …

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Toolkit: Rental Assistance Call to Action

Author(s): Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Date: August 4, 2021
Topic(s): Financial Capabilities, Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) has developed the CFPB Look Up Tool,  an online director of federal rent and utility assistance programs available to tenants and landlords. The purpose of this toolkit is to help raise awareness about the rental assistance resources available. It includes information on the Look Up Tool, a call to …

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Toolkit: Former Soviet Union Vaccination Communications

Author(s): State of Washington Department of Health
Date: July 15, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
The Washington Department of Health collaborated with community-based partners, local governments, and a communications firm to create accessible resources designed to resonate with people from the Former Soviet Union who are not yet vaccinated. These materials are available online in Russian and Ukrainian and explain how COVID-19 vaccines work, address vaccine myths, and help people …

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Toolkit: Guide for Universities

Author(s): University Alliance on Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM)
Date: June 1, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
Universities can facilitate refugees’ access to their campuses by offering scholarship/mentorship programs for refugee students. This toolkit gives universities necessary background information on challenges facing refugees when accessing higher education in the U.S. throughout the educational pipeline: pre-admission, after admission, and post-graduation. It also provides recommendations on addressing these challenges to make U.S. campuses more …

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Toolkit: Guide for Student Advocates

Author(s): University Alliance on Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM)
Date: May 31, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
College students have a unique role to play as advocates for refugees as they can help address some of the challenges and obstacles refugees often encounter in their higher education pursuits. This toolkit provides suggestions and resources to help promote accessibility to higher education, create welcoming campuses, and support opportunities for long-term integration.

Toolkit: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Curriculum

Author(s): HIAS
Date: May 20, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
This HIAS MHPSS curriculum offers a teaching curriculum to implement community-based support groups for refugees, newcomers, and immigrants. This curriculum offers nine sessions with scripts, resources, and activities for skilled facilitators to promote healing, connection, and support. The curriculum and accompanying materials are designed to support any organization or individual in implementing community-based support groups that …

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Toolkit: Developing Your Board to Advance Your Organization’s Mission

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 4, 2021
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Board of Directors, Fundraising
This toolkit aims to guide board members and executive directors on best practices for board development within ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs), including those who take part in the Ethnic Community Self-Help Program. This document addresses the topics of board responsibilities, recruitment, new member orientation, diversity, fundraising, and conflicts of interest. The toolkit is primarily designed …

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Toolkit: Taste of Belonging: A Collection of Recipes and Ways to Strengthen Community Across Differences

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: April 19, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Created as a toolkit and resource guide, the cookbook is intended for individuals and organizations seeking fresh inspiration and tips for building connections and decreasing prejudice in communities. Recipes were submitted by members, staff, and friends of the Welcoming Network, which comprises more than 200 nonprofit organizations and local governments. Each recipe is accompanied by …

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Toolkit: Accessing Federal Student Aid for Refugee Youth and Adults: Resources and Tips for Successful Application Processing

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 9, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher Education
The cost of postsecondary education continues to rise each year. For many refugee youth and adults, accessing financial aid determines whether they will be able to pursue their postsecondary academic goals. While supporting clients in applying for financial aid can be a daunting task, having a strong understanding of the policies and requirements can make …

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Toolkit: Employment Authorization Documents: Reference Guide for Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 26, 2021
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
Refugees and asylees have the right to work. This reference guide covers the most important and commonly used work authorization documents required for employment in the United States. It includes information on the form I-9, accepted documents typically held by ORR-eligible clients, possible combinations of documents based on immigration status, FAQs, and a list of …

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