What is the Biggest Challenge Working With Refugees?

Patience and empathy are the two most important skills when working with refugees. Many come from very difficult situations and face a steep learning curve when arriving to a new country.

STVCC Refugee Services is the only resettlement program for adult individuals and families in the Lansing Area. Since the program’s inception in the 1970’s, STVCC Refugee Services has resettled more than 17,000 refugees to the Lansing Area. Over the years, programming has expanded to include employment, education, outreach and health services in addition to resettlement. Refugees resettled into the community bring rich ethnic diversity, stimulate the economy and bring a positive impact to Lansing’s culture in business, schools and community organizations. For more information, visit http://stvcc.org/services/refugee-services/.

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