NC State Refugee Program Advisory Council
Grants: RAP – Social Services (RAP-SS), SI, R&P, MG
Services: Arrival, housing & furnishings, food, clothing, social security card, employment, education, and orientation
Interfaith Refugee Ministry's task is to assist refugees with the basic necessities when they first arrive in New Bern and surrounding areas. This includes, but is not limited to, assistance with housing, food, clothing, employment, learning English, and cultural orientation.
The ultimate goal is to help refugees become self-reliant, emotionally secure and culturally adjusted in their new home.
Each year, Interfaith Refugee Ministry resettles new refugee families from around the world. Our staff, working with volunteers, civic groups and faith communities, ensures each refugee will receive basic initial support as they begin a new life in a strange land. We try to provide a bridge for these persecuted people who are coming out of the darkness of a shattered life into the bright hope of a better future.