Free Interactive Workshop on the Refugee Experience to be Held in Winslow
Camden, ME – Catholic Charities’ Refugee & Immigration Services will present a free “In Their Shoes” interactive workshop on the refugee experience on Tuesday, June 7th in Winslow at The Corpus Christi Faith Formation Office located at 15 South Garand Street (next to the St. John School) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
The interactive training engages participants with Catholic Charities Refugee & Immigrant Services staff to actively learn about the refugee process, the populations currently settled in Maine, the services available and the challenges faced by Maine’s newest arrivals.
“We know that successful resettlement depends on the long-term partnership and understanding between refugees and the receiving community,” notes Tarlan Ahmadov Director of Refugee & Immigration Services at Catholic Charities Maine. “By engaging parishes and the individuals and families that make up each parish, we can strengthen the capacity of our program to provide services to refugees and welcome refugees families into more Maine communities,” Ahmadov adds.
While the workshop is made possible by a grant from The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to increase the role area Catholic parishes play in welcoming and acclimating refugees to life in Maine, the event is free and open to the general public and all who are interested are encouraged to attend.
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