Being called one of the worst humanitarian crises, the ongoing Syrian conflict has spanned six years, claimed numerous lives, and forced millions of Syrians from their homes. These refugees seeking asylum in the United States and locally in Connecticut, or those rebuilding their lives in Syria, need services and resources to help them become self-sufficient. The following state and national organizations provide resources which will help families adjust to their new lives here in Connecticut, or provide basic resources that have become an essential lifeline for these individuals and families remaining in Syria or neighboring countries.
WAYS TO DONATE OR VOLUNTEER:
There are multiple agencies in Connecticut that provide assistance to refugee families. To view the full list of agencies and access details about their programs, click the link below. Many of the agencies accept donations and volunteers.
2-1-1 Resource Database Program Listings: Refugee Resettlement Services
**Additional National Resources **
• Americares: Improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster.
• International Rescue Committee (IRC): Provides care to people fleeing conflict and natural disaster.
• UNICEF USA: Helping to save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children.
SOURCE: Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS); Americares; International Rescue Committee (IRC); UNICEF USA
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: August2017