There are so many local organizations that already serve refugees and they need your help now more than ever!
Go to Resettlement Agencies in Arizona page to learn more about the agencies that officially receive and support these families as they come to Arizona.
Go to our Local Organizations page to learn about the many organizations that provide other support to refugees. There are links to these organizations’ websites and social media where you can find an updated list of their volunteer and donation needs.
For those interested in volunteering time or donating items for Afghan arrivals can fill out an interest form here.
– Welcome.US is a nationwide collection of more than 250 front-line and local organizations, leaders, and businesses who have already the Welcome.US community in order to welcome new Afghan families as they get settled and build new lives. Learn more about Welcome.US’ work on their website here.
– Serve incoming Afghans as a certified Sponsor Circle. As a sponsor circle, you and your neighbors will take on tasks like finding initial housing, stocking the pantry, connecting children to school, providing initial income support, and helping adults to find employment. Learn more about starting a Sponsor Circle here.
– Refugee Council USA created a collection of resources for Afghans seeking assistance, and actions individuals, organizations, and elected officials can take to support vulnerable Afghans. To access those resources, click here.
– From We Are All America an Afghan Rapid Response Toolkit. For those who would like to take action and raise awareness about what is occurring, We Are All America has you covered. To view template talking points as well as articles to learn more about what is happening, click here.
From CORE, and Afghan Backgrounder This backgrounder contains historical, political, and cultural information to cultivate a general understanding of Afghans arriving in the U.S. The ongoing crisis in Afghanistan is complex and spans decades. CORE produced this backgrounder to aid U.S. Resettlement Agencies (RAs) and their local affiliates in providing culturally appropriate Cultural Orientations (CO) and other services to newly arrived Afghans. The information provided is intended as guidance and does not represent the needs and challenges of all Afghans. As such, resettlement staff are encouraged to adapt their services as appropriate. To read the backgrounder, click here.
From Switchboard TA a Round-up of Resources for Serving Afghan Evacuees. This resource roundup includes federal policy resources, cultural orientation resources from CORE (Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange), and economic empowerment and digital inclusion resources such as employment authorization documents and literacy basics tools. Click here to access these resources.
The National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants created a hub of COVID-19 information for Afghan New Arrivals. There are videos and face sheets in Dari, Pashto, and Farsi. To access these resources, click here.
Another from Switchboard TA, a blog post titled. Supporting Clients and Staff Affected by the Crisis in Afghanistan. This blog post includes a few tips that may be helpful to program staff and leaders as they seek to care for clients and staff affected by the situation in Afghanistan. To view it, click here.
From National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants comes a COVID-19 Resources for Afghan Arrivals toolkit. This toolkit includes COVID-19 information in Dari, Farsi, and Pashto. Click here.
Below is a general round up of SIV client resources for all service providers.
Dropbox with breastfeeding counseling cards: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2grjng3wqjjxv4w/AAA7eBiLoEDGRpZr-M2EFLn9a?dl=0
BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES IN AFGHAN LANGUAGES (DARI, PASHTO AND FARSI)
EDUCATION AND TRAINING RESOURCES FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
U.S. AFGHAN-LED WOMEN’S HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)