UU Refugee Settlement Team & How You Can Help in Independence Phase
We have completed the To-Do List as provided by Church World Services before CWS transition from Ombeni Family Welcome Sponsorship:
(These tasks include but are not limited to: PA State IDs for parents, School Enrollment for Pacific and Gadi, and Parent Teacher Conferences, Homework assistance, Bank Account set-up and Online Bill Auto-pay set up, Vaccination transport, Regular Doctor Visits, Emergency Urgent Care visits, Food Hub and Grocery trips, Clothing Bank Seasonal trips for Parents and Kids, Computer Orientation & Online Grocery Ordering, New Adult Bike and later repairs from Common Wheel, Purchase of: Grocery Shopping Cart, Washer/Dryer and other equipment, Household supplies, Winter bedding and Fall/Winter clothing and coats as needed).
In October 2022, we engaged an Interpreter/Translator from Your Language Connection to ensure smooth and accurate communication, to speed up the family’s cultural understanding and computer skills, and to translate work-related documents, applications, taxes, financial documents, etc. as well as to interpret for Family Health & Medication Issues, Electric/Gas issues, Pest Control etc. This became a regular weekly appointment.
Here are the Final Steps in our Plan to set the Ombeni Family up for Success:
- Assistance with partial payment of Rent for House at 14 Coral Street, Lancaster ending July 2023
- Excel Budget Spreadsheet to show ongoing changes in Income & Expenses
- Trade Union Membership at Kunzler for Emmanuel & Show How to access PayStubs online
- Confirm ability to order online delivery Groceries/Medication in bad weather or emergency
- Alternative Appointment Transport via Two Local Drivers who Transport Amish People
- AAA Driving Lessons in-car to ensure safe driving habits and enhance skills eg. parallel park, highway and city driving etc in AAA Training Car
- Explain Car Insurance & get estimates for when able to afford own vehicle
- Explain AAA Classic Membership $65/year enabling free roadside assistance
- Availability of Translation/Interpretation Appointments for defined period after UUCL Exit
- Connect Elevantina Ombeni with local resources to assist with Literacy Skills & Show her how to ride City bus to Library
- Need-to-Know Differences between African and American Continents