An unscheduled check-in from a trusted friend is always a nice addition to the day, but especially today. Social-distancing feels hard for all of us, but we are especially attuned to the ways this feels crushing for the vibrant community of women we walk with. The warm embrace of their cultures has so much to teach us in this time of separation.
But we also recognize that many of them have been feeling isolated already since resettling. Neighbors that are busy or distrust them. Cold weather that makes us run from our car to our houses without lingering for a quick hello. We are checking in - To check on pressing needs, but also to be a reliable friend. We promised to be an ally in achieving their goals when they joined the program in February, and no pandemic will keep us away from fulfilling that promise.
Join us in ensuring that our community connectors have the support and resources to continue to partner with these precious New American women.