Refugee Resettlement
Community Sponsorship

Help newly-arrived refugee families restart their lives in the Richmond, Roanoke, and Newport News areas.  

Happy Middle Eastern Family

Sponsorship Levels

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Level 1

Set-up apartments, collect donations and/or supply welcome kits, airport reception (optional), provide culturally-appropriate meal upon arrival.

 

Suggested contribution 

$500-$1,000 per family

Time commitment

 1-2 weeks

Level 2

Level 1 responsibilities, transportation to/from appointments for first 90 days, weekly check-ins, provide three additional Core Areas of Support such as ESL enrollment or tutoring, cultural orientation, financial literacy, career planning, attaining educational goals, grocery and clothes shopping, job interview prep, etc., participate in monthly leadership calls.

Suggested contribution

$1,000 - $2,500

Time commitment

3 months

Level 3

Level 1 responsibilities, transportation to/from appointments for first 90 days, weekly check-ins for first 90 days and monthly check-ins thereafter, provide five additional Core Areas of Support such as ESL enrollment or tutoring, cultural orientation, financial literacy, career planning, attaining educational goals, grocery and clothes shopping, job interview prep, etc., participate in monthly Leadership calls, financial responsibility for up to three months of rent and utilities

Suggested contribution

$2,500 - $5,000

Time commitment

 12 months