IRIS - Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services works daily with refugees to help them start a new life in New Haven and become self-sustaining active members of the community. With the support of United Way, IRIS is able to provide individualized sustainablitiy planning ensuring that all families and individuals are able to provide for themselves. The United Way grant enables IRIS to assists these "New Americans" to start their New Beginings. Employment is a major key to self-sufficiency and personal empowerment.
Below is an inside look at the types of conversations I’ve had with refugees at IRIS.