Through our Internation Friendship Centers (IFCs), Hope Care and Beyond is able to offer various classes and services which assist the refugee community within the United States.
Our "Sponsor-a-Family" initiative allows groups and individuals to assist a refugee family living in their area. This proved a more personal relationship to those families being sponsored.
This includes "More than a Backpack," "Refuge for Nations," and more. These programs are meant to fill a specific need within the refugee community like providing school supplies or offering sewing classes.
By providing free education to those in need, we ensure they have the skills necessary to seek employment in the United States.
Through our partnerships with Detroit Community College and various companies, we are able to help those in need discover new employment opportunities.
By providing food, clothing, and shelter, we ensure a refugee's transition is a safe and beneficial process.
Many refugees come to the United States with little more than the clothing on their backs. Most were forced away from their home country or no longer felt safe staying there. It is our responsibility to welcome these individuals and families with open arms and support. In order to ensure a smooth transition for those we assist, we provide them with the tools necessary to survive as new Americans.
We assist the refugee and immigrant communities by providing basic needs, education, and occupational training. We work with communities across the U.S. to establish International Friendship Centers (IFCs). Through these IFCs we are able to offer unique classes and programs which cater to the needs of new Americans and build stronger relationships with those we work with. Our goal is to teach these refugees and immigrants how to provide for themselves.
An International Friendship Center (IFC) is an innovative model for bringing together local community volunteers and new immigrants within that community. Hope Care and Beyond has established 41 International Friendship Centers (IFCs) in ten states. An additional 18 are in the start-up phase. These community-based centers are managed by local volunteers in partnership with our trained staff and provide a safe, welcoming environment for immigrant and refugee populations. Through these sites, we are able to provide training and resources such as sewing, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, computer skills, counseling, food, clothing and housing, and social activities.
Vince, one of our longtime volunteers, discusses his experiences working within Hope Care and Beyond's International Friendship Centers.
Winnetka and El Cajon
Dearborn, Warren, Clinton Township, Westland, Saline, Plymouth and Farmington Hills
Rochester and Bloomington
Columbus, Dulbin, Kettering and Dayton
Thanksgiving Baskets Program 2020 in partnership with POBLO International. We prepared and delivered baskets to 15 families in various states across the nation. A big thanks to our donors for their generous donations.