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.
We have a wide array of opportunities available for those interested in volunteering:
Four County Community Foundation has come alongside HCB and partnered with us through providing a grant funding opportunity for our International Friendship Centers.
Through Refuge for Nations (RFN), a sewing initiative, refugee, immigrant, and disenfranchised women unable to enter the traditional workforce due to cultural barriers, are able to be prepared for the cottage industry and equipped with the marketable skill of sewing.
Trinity Community Care (TCC) helps provide access to free basic medical care to the adult immigrant and refugee individuals HCB serves as they transition to life as stable, New Americans. Once individuals become self-sufficient and no longer qualify for free care, TCC enables them to keep their doctor or will help guide them through the process of finding another.
Hope Care and Beyond (HCB), in partnership with local community leadership organizations and volunteers, operates community resource hubs known as International Friendship Centers (IFCs).
It is through these centers that refugee and immigrant families/individuals can access basic needs pantries for assistance with food, clothing, and basic house wares, critically important during their first period of arrival due to additional hurdles that sometimes must be cleared, such as waiting on necessary documentation or working out transportation logistics, before they are able to begin work.
In addition to helping families bridge gaps in food insecurity and other basic needs, immigrant and refugee families and individuals are also able to access quality-of-life building resources and classes such as English as a second language (ESL), citizenship, cultural assimilation and diversity classes, occupational skills, basic health care, and more, all important preparatory training for entering the workforce.
We base IFCs in the communities where there is recognized need and where refugee and immigrant families/individuals live.
Building community through building relationships is a core value that HCB holds closely. We realize that in order for our programming to remain successful, it is important that the native-born communities and international families/individuals see themselves as allies, essential to creating and growing their communities, together. As such, we employ a program model that relies heavily on community engagement through volunteerism which encourages and builds upon involvement from the local communities that refugee and immigrant families/individuals live in.
HCB desires to foster an environment in which immigrants, refugees, and the native born each sees each other as partners in building stable, vibrant, and thriving communities.
Vince, one of our longtime volunteers, discusses his experiences working within Hope Care and Beyond's International Friendship Centers.
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Dearborn, Warren, Clinton Township, Westland, Saline, Plymouth and Farmington Hills
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Columbus, Dulbin, Kettering and Dayton