Publication Date: September 1998
Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Arie Bierman; Valerie Otarsh
Research Area: Population and demographics; Social conditions
Keywords: Social Services; Immigration; Volunteerism
Coverage: New York
The Refugee Urban Skills Project, conceived and run by the New York Association for New Americans (NYANA) from 1984 to 1987, was an innovative approach to the resettlement needs of Indochinese refugees. It taught refugees vital skills for functioning in an urban setting; developed linkages with locally based agencies and resources; assisted refugees with specific housing, crime, and intergroup issues; and empowered refugees to advocate for themselves and develop their own support network.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.75 no.1, Fall 1998.
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