The VIP Circle Goes Round And Round
Ongoing Involvement between the Community and the Family
- Employment: Designate someone in your community to help the family put together their resume and introduce the to potential employment opportunities
- School and supplies to go to school: Designate a group of people to help the family get all the enrollment details for the school their children will go to and all the supplies they will need to be successful
- If possible, host an introduction play: date/hang out for the children with other children in the community so on the first day of school the new family knows at least one child at school
- Language classes: Check into local resources (agencies, high schools, colleges) to help the family receive the English language training they will need to be successful here.
- Personal Items: Create a committee that can reach out to the family once a week for a year (rotating so that it’s not always the same person/family) to make sure the family receives the personal items they will inevitably need as they become accustomed to living in America
- Medical/Mental health/Dental Care: Reach out to local service providers to set uo initial appointments for the family to be seen and accompany them if possible/requested to ensure adequate care is provided
For additional details, questions, press inquires please contact Anne Nadel, Communications Director, The Violence Intervention Program, [email protected].