Collaboration, Partnership, and Advocacy for Refugees' and Immigrants' Long Term Wealth, Wellness & Well-Being
Refugee Elder Outreach
Elder Basic ESL Classes
Twice a month refugee elders are picked up from their home and bused to Main Avenue Community Building where they receive basic 0,1,2 ESL instruction by a qualified instructor. This class not only provides language instruction and support for refugee elders, but is a place where elders can congregate on a regular basis.
In order to enhance the mobility and independence of refugee elders will be familiarized with the public bus system. Specifically, Travel Training will help refugee elders sign up for reduced bus fare and understand how to read bus route maps.
“Settling into Spokane” Field Trips
Monthly civic-minded outings for refugee elders are organized to familiarize them with local institutions and services. Settling into Spokane outings include visits to public libraries, senior community centers, and other service providers, as well as trips to visit government offices, such as the courts and city hall.
Food for Health
In partnership with local community organizations we offer classes where refugee elders gather to learn about nutrition. After each class the elders have the opportunity to cook traditional dishes and share meals together.