Thrive: A Refugee Support Program
Who are we?
Refugees most often connect with Thrive through the guidance of partnering organizations like resettlement agencies such as Lutheran Social Services or Bethany Christian Services. Refugee families and children also often connect with Thrive through local schools and Head Start for Kent County. Thrive’s partners often see that these refugees need additional support, support that Thrive can provide, so they partner with Thrive to help each refugee get the support they need, whether those needs are related to English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL), the Department of Human Services (DHS), finances, education, or living.
Anna, and family lost their apartment and possessions in a fire in Ashbrook apartments. With no renters insurance, the moving costs were on them. They needed to move and Thrive saw to it that they were able to get back on their feet.
The freedom in the United States is education. In Iraq girls could rarely go to school and if they did the fathers would not know if they would return home each night.