We are working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to mentor a Syrian family while they settle into new life in the Bay Area. For over 80 years, the IRC has responded to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helped people to survive and rebuild their lives. They help to restore health, safety, education, economic well being and power to people devastated by these crises. You can view more about their history here.
The IRC settlement program includes housing assistance, English lessons, financial aid, cultural orientation, and much more. SURF’s role will include outfitting an apartment for the family, helping them settle into their new home, mentoring them weekly, and financially subsidizing their housing expenses for 6 months. The family consists of a mother, father, and three small children aged two, three and four.
We’re thrilled to be involved in this amazing program and to be able to make an impact on the refugee crisis locally. As always, we welcome financial support to help us continue to make a difference for these people who have been through so much. Our work isn’t possible without the financial backing of generous donors. So please consider making a Tax deductible donation to SURF.