Video: For refugees, language and life skills help in resettlement

By Lynette Wilson
Posted Jun 19, 2015

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s refugee resettlement service, partners with local affiliates like Refugee Focus in Tucson, Arizona, to resettle annually some 5,000 refugees in the United States. In addition to providing newly arrived refugees with the items they’ll need during their first 30 days in the U.S., some affiliates offer basic skills and English language classes to refugees. In March, during a pilgrimage to Africa’s Great Lakes Region led by Episcopal Migration Ministries, a group participated in a pilot program that begins to teach English to refugees living in camps before resettlement.