Welcoming Families and Individuals from Afghanistan

WAMS hosted an online forum full of practical information on how to welcome and support Afghan evacuees who are resettling in the Greater Worcester /Central MA area with the help of Ascentria Care Alliance and WelcomeMA (now WelcomeNST).

The one-hour program included:

  • Welcome and introductions, Karen Ludington, WAMS
  • Supporting new neighbors from other cultures, Rev. Liz Garrigan-Bylerly, Area Conference Minister, North Central Region, Southern NE Conference UCC
  • Scope of the challenge and the need for Neighborhood Support Teams, Elizabeth Davis-Edwards and Barbara Petrocelli, Welcome MA 
  • Carolina Beard, Ayer-Shirley Neighborhood Support Team Member

Two Informational Slide Decks were shared:

Additional resources:

Ascentria Care Alliance
Southern New England Conference of the UCC
United Church of Christ