A Closer Look at USCRI Detroit

We believe that when lives are interrupted, people’s ability to rebound is impressive. Newly arrived refugees want to be productive members of society, and at USCRI Detroit we guide resilient people on the journey to recover their independence. USCRI Detroit currently resettles approximately 700 refugees each year and is excited to continue growing and diversifying our community. Learn more about those we serve and how YOU can make an impact in the lives of the uprooted.

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Episode 1: For The Children

We are thrilled to share the full Detroit episode of “The Resettled,” a documentary series from Tzu Chi USA on resettlement in several American communities. Click on here or on the documentary image above to hear our clients’ stories in Detroit. We’re proud to collaboratively celebrate the strength and resilience that lies at the heart of resettlement experiences.

Three Ways to Get Involved Now

Our current volunteer and donation requests are simple yet powerful ways you can help increase our capacity to better serve refugee newcomers:

1. Transportation Assistance: Help transport newly arrived families to their first medical appointments, social security appointments, grocery store trips, and other essential locations. Transportation volunteers are needed during business hours on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis.

2. Housing Set-Up: Preparing a new home can be a great way to involve your local church, school, or other social networks in a hands-on service opportunity. Housing support can be a one-time or continual way to help out new neighbors.

3. Our most pressing donation needs can be found by clicking here. New or gently used items go directly to new arrivals as they build new lives in our communities. You can also view our ongoing needs through the USCRI Donation Page.

Contact Zeina Hamade to learn more about these and other opportunities.

 

Introducing the Refugee Family Strengthening Program

USCRI Detroit has recently launched a new program designed to promote healthy communication for refugee communities. Building a new life in the States can be overwhelming. Learn how to discuss finances, address cultural adjustments, reduce stress, and maintain strong personal and professional relationships. Gift cards are available for program participants. View the flyers in English and Arabic to learn more and register.

Contact Haneen Wraikat at 313-581-4420 extn 7013 or via email for additional information.