Welcoming Families and Individuals from Afghanistan

On Wednesday November 10th 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.

The one-hour program included:

  • Welcome and introductions, Karen Ludington, WAMS
  • Supporting new neighbors from other cultures, Rev. Liz Garrigan-Byerly, 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 …. more