Many of those fled with only a small suitcase or even just the clothing on their backs. We will be seeing an influx of refugees into the DC metro area that are working with local organizations to provide support.
This is not an exhaustive list nor are we able to validate the efficacy of these organizations and encourage you to do your own homework in order to best support these individuals. Please visit our page on Best Practices around Humanitarian Aid to think about best ways to support our local and global communities while reducing harm.
As of August 16, LSSNCA have welcomed 68 families totaling nearly 300 people. At least 150 more individuals are expected to be referred to our care within the next week to 10 days. We will continue to keep you posted on this webpage and through our social media platforms.
When a refugee or SIV family is assured with LSSNCA, they are assigned a case manager through the Reception & Placement (R&P) program, which is funded by the U.S. State Department. The R&P program includes initial support, including:
Over the course of three months, LSSNCA case manager provides continued support with:
Along with the R&P, clients receive a wide range of specialized support from LSSNCA including employment services, medical referrals, K-12 educational support, and youth case management, as well as various types of volunteer and mentoring support. You can learn more about R&P and other LSSNCA programs and services on our refugee and immigrant services webpage. Services and continuing program benefits beyond the three-month timeframe requires the partnership of community groups and individual donations.
We've received an outpouring of love and support for Aghan Allies from our community. Thank you for welcoming these families as we see a rapid influx of arrivals and expect this trend to continue over the next few weeks. The list of actions below offers immediate support to our Afghan neighbors.